Who Is Moore Simmental Farm?


We purchased our first Simmentals back in 1979, both of us grew up in rural Iowa on small family farms. Before our Simmental days we had a small herd of Shorthorn and Chianina cattle-we fell in love with the Simmental breed and where it was headed so we decided to make a change--and we are so glad we did.


L.E. works as a teacher at North Mahaska High School and also serves as Head Girls Varsity Basketball Coach, he loves working with kids and it always keeps him on his toes. Sherrie, in addition to helping maintain the homestead while L.E. is working, holds her Real Estate License and works for Hawkeye Real Estate based out of Oskaloosa. She is also an elected member of the Mahaska County Extension Council and recently accepted a position as the Executive Secretary/Treasurer of the Iowa Simmental Association. Needless to say it makes for super busy days and months..especially around calving season! 


We have one daughter, Ashley, who lives in Springfield, Kentucky with her husband Bradley, and family. They currently have two children, a daughter, McLane born in July of 2013 and a son, Edwin born in March of 2015.


Moore Simmental Farm is in existence based on the belief that there is more to business than maximizing profit. We strive to bring buyers back with impeccable customer service, bar none genetics, in addition to a buyer friendly, door-is-always-open environment. Our industry would not be where it is if it weren’t for the junior beef programs. Therefore we will strive to contribute all we can in order to insure that they receive every available benefit, with the intention that they continue to make a positive impact on the beef industry as a whole.


We aim  to provide fellow seedstock producers and commercial cattleman with quality females and herd sires that combine a complete phenotype along with maternal ability, growth, vigor, as well as a balanced set of performance and carcass data.  Through the utilization of Expected Progeny Differences (EPD’s) and phenotypic selection, we maintain a herd of 100 purebred and percentage Simmental females including a select group of purebred Angus females used mainly for the production of halfbloods and percentage cattle.

Photo taken November 2014.