Platte Valley Simmentals LLC is located on the south side of the Platte River in Kearney, Nebraska. Family members involved include Terry and Jacki Buettner and their son Drew and his fiancé Emily Griess and daughter Lauren. The operation consists of a mix of Simmental, Angus and Simangus females and focuses on mating for half-blood cattle to maximize heterosis keeping the commercial cattleman in mind. Along with the cattle there is row crop rotation of corn and beans as well as alfalfa production. Currently we are utilizing A.I. extensively as well as transitioning most of our Simangus and Angus females to recips.

 

Currently we market our bulls in the spring through a private treaty bid off sale in partnership with Smedra SimAngus. Our females are marketed as breds and virgin heifers private treaty on the farm and through Gonsior Simmentals “In the Heartland Sale”.


Terry and Jacki currently reside on the farm where he takes care of the farming and day to day operations with the cattle. Terry also fills his time with being on several boards and being actively involved in many facets of the agriculture industry. He has been in the cattle business since his start in 4-H in 1972 and got his start in farming and commercial cattle in 1983. In 2010 we dispersed our cow herd and retained the registered Simmentals and started the current operation of Platte Valley Simmentals.

 

Drew attended college at Southeast Community College in Beatrice, NE majoring in Animal Science and received his bachelors at Fort Hays State competing on the livestock judging team at both junior and senior colleges. He recently made the move back to Kearney and is farming with Terry and taking care of the day to day cattle operations. Emily is currently finishing her Veterinary school through the Nebraska/Iowa State program and will graduate in 2013 with a hope to focus in feedlot consulting as well as embryo transfer. She also attended Fort Hays State as well and competed competitively on the judging team.

 

Lauren is involved with the operation as well when she gets time away from her studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she is studying to be a Dental Hygienist.


 

 

 

 



 



 


Join us for our 5th Annual Bull Sale
February 24th
At 12:30 p.m.
Huss Livestock Market, Kearney, NE