Sigmon Simmentals is a first generation Simmental influenced cow-calf operation in Berryville, Arkansas. Founded in 1994 when Mike and Lisa were gifted a Simmental heifer as a wedding present, the couple has since grown the herd to include 95 purebred Simmental and crossbred cows. The operation really flourished when their children, Kylee and Logan, began showing cattle in 2008.
Mike was born and raised on part of the land that makes up Sigmon Simmentals today. In fact, his childhood home still stands on the property today. His father had a small herd of 50-70 dairy cows and often had a handful of beef cows and market hogs. When Mike took over and started transitioning to a beef cattle operation, he acquired around 70 additional acres to expand the farm on.
Born and raised in Greensburg, Indiana, Lisa was brought to northwest Arkansas to pursue a career with Tyson Foods, Inc. After moving to Arkansas, she met Mike and they married in 1994. Lisa’s background in exhibiting livestock is how their children became involved in showing cattle through 4-H and FFA as well as state/national junior associations.
Kylee is the 21 year old daughter of Mike and Lisa. She is a senior at the University of Arkansas pursuing a double major in agricultural business and agricultural communications. She will be continuing her education to pursue an MBA. She has been exhibiting cattle since the age of 8. She is active in collegiate FFA alumni, the professional ag sorority Sigma Alpha, and is president of the UA Cattlemen’s Association.
Logan is the 18 year old son of Mike and Lisa. He is currently a senior at Berryville High School. He will attend Missouri Welding Institute in the fall. He began showing at the age of 7. While being active in his high school FFA chapter and shooting sports, he also serves as the Arkansas Junior Cattlemen’s Association President-Elect. A large part of his time is spent on the farm performing routine chores and helping with maintenance.