SIMMENTAL - Highlights & Awards
During this period John B IV had become actively involved with both the Texas and American Simmental Associations. Through his service and connections with the Ft. Worth Stock Show, he was able to get a Simmental Open Show started there in 1977 (the first Simmental show in Texas), and a junior show started in 1979. In order to get the junior show started he had to assure Executive Director of the Stock Show, Billy Bob Watt, Jr., there would be at least ten (10) head of cattle in the show. Sixty six head of cattle arrived for the show with sixty four head coming from the Diamond C junior heifer program.