Darby and I went to many Purebred Simmental Farms in the spring or 2007 and Silk Tassel, as he is known on the farm, was by far our favorite bull. We purchased him from Tessier's where he was the high selling bull. Silk Tassel was moderate in frame, exceptionally wide, deep, had a low birth weight, and good calving ease EPD's. His mother is a small red cow with a nice tight udder. When Silk Tassel was weaned off his mother that fall he weighed 906 pounds and the cow weighed little more than 1000 Ibs. All that, and we've found out he is living up to his potential as his calves have averaged a gestation of 276 days. Daughters are beautiful The picture below of Silk Tassel was taken after breeding season his first year walking our pastures. He was injured that fall and had to be put down therefore his 2008 calf crop will be the only one available.