Mike & Becky
Travis & Sara
Kevin & Lindsay

13359 280th St., Redfield, IA 50233
515-833-2991 - simpmj@aol.com - www.simpsonpolledherefords.com

Iowa Hereford Hall of Fame Members

Mike Simpson - 2010
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Becky Simpson - 2014
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About Our Herd

Our small but select herd has been developed with performance as the top priority. Our main focus is on calving ease, low birth weights and high growth and milk traits. Whether natural service or A.I., the sires we breed our cows to are selected primarily for those traits and aim for phenotype and structural correctness.

As a result, the bulls we sell from each year's calf crop consistently rank in the top 30% or better for nearly all performance traits, as measured with genomically-enhanced EPD's. We also strive to offer homozygous polled bloodlines, which are in demand from our commercial customers.

We are proud to be a Gold TPR breeder and to have several Dams of Distinction in our bloodlines.

About Our Family

Mike and Becky have both been involved in the Hereford business nearly all their lives, beginning in Ohio (Mike) and Illinois (Becky). Read more about each of them by clicking on their Iowa Hereford Hall of Fame bios links above.

The current herd began in the mid-1970’s in Kansas City, Missouri, when Mike and a co-worker purchased a few commercial and registered Polled Hereford cows. He and Becky began developing their own separate herd after their marriage in 1976 and moved it to Iowa in 1979.

Sons Travis and Kevin received their first commercial cows for Christmas in 1983 and soon moved to purebred Polled Herefords. During their growing-up years, they enjoyed success at state, regional and national shows.

Currently, Travis and Sara and their family reside in Grimes, Iowa. Travis still has a few cows in the herd and is involved in our breeding decisions and marketing as well hands-on maintenance of the farm and the herd.

Kevin and Lindsay live and work in Thermopolis, Wyoming. Kevin helps market our cattle to Western cattlemen as the head of our unofficial “Simpson West” branch.