GSSA Board Members 


How exciting it is to be a part of such a strong breed association. We invite you to join the Georgia Simmental Simbrah association. The benefits are endless! Simmental cattle add so much in crossbreeding programs. The commercial herds based from British breeds realize a huge benefit from adding Simmental genetics into their herd. The Simmental breeders have been very busy working hard to change our cattle to fit into today’s market. We strive to produce a high growth, easy calving, moderate framed, easy fleshing and attractive red or black animal. The Simmental influenced heifers make highly sought after commercial cows because of their highly valued maternal traits.

As you visit our webpage you will notice GSSA always has something exciting happening. GSSA members sponsor an annual field day that is always fun and informative. The annual state sponsored sale is so beneficial to the members and commercial cattlemen. We are involved in Georgia cattlemen’s association events, several shows ,expo’s, and just about any event that promotes our breed.

If you are looking for an energetic group to get your children involved in please look hard at joining them up with the GSSA Junior association. The dedicated advisors make huge sacrifices to ensure that GSSA Juniors have a good time. The advisors work hard to make arrangements for juniors to be involved in local, state, regional and national shows along with the annual GSSA Junior show. The point system really makes it that much more interesting.

GSSA has approximately 100 members at this time and we are steadily growing. Please consider joining in the excitement of a breed that has been and always will be a huge part of the cattle industry in Georgia. 

Pride yourself in growing the best! SIMMENTAL

GSSA Officers and Directors


  • 2017-18 Officers and Directors

  • Donna Priest, Secretary/Treasurer

  • PRESIDENT – TODD ALFORD
    P.O. Box 128
    Bowman, GA  30624
    706-207-9454
    ALFORDLIVESTOCK@GMAIL.COM

  • VICE PRESIDENT - JACOB HOLMES
    135 Thompson Rd
    Carnesville, GA  30521
    678-986-7085

  • SECRETARY-TREASURER – DONNA PRIEST
    121 Bingham Rd SW
    Cartersville, GA  30120
    770-655-8133
    DONNALPRIEST@GMAIL.COM

  • PAST PRESIDENT – COLE ELROD
    25 Lois Lane
    Talmo, GA  30575
    678-410-1312
    CELROD28@GMAIL.COM

  • DIRECTOR – CHANDLER AKINS
    1177 S Coffee Rd.
    Nashville, GA  31639
    229-237-2449
    AKINSCATTLE@HOTMAIL.COM

  • DIRECTOR – DWIGHT COOPER
    2321 Gum Springs Church Rd.
    Jefferson, GA  30549
    706-367-8494
    DSFARS@WINDSTREAM.NET

  • DIRECTOR – RANDY DANIEL
    Partisover Ranch
    348 Daniel Rd.
    Colbert, GA 30628
    706-788-2533
    partisover@windstream.net

  • DIRECTOR – MATTHEW GROGAN
    564 Reeves Station Rd.
    Calhoun, GA  30701
    678-986-7565
    MATTHEWGROGAN@COMCAST.NET

  • DIRECTOR – RODNEY HILLEY
    8881 Hwy 109
    Molena, GA  30258
    770-567-3909
    POWDERCREEK@YAHOO.COM

  • DIRECTOR – Steve Watson
    7029 Elliott Family Pkwy
    Dawsonville, GA  30534
    706-429-5349
    stwatson81@windstream.net

  • DIRECTOR – GIBSON PRIEST
    121 Bingham Rd SW
    Cartersville, GA  30120
    770-843-4807
    GIBSONPRIEST31@GMAIL.COM