Mark and Kirbie Sims, Owens Cross Roads, AL. Kirbie met Mark at the Fort Worth Stock Show in 2005, and they married in the summer of 2016.
Kirbie grew up in the Hereford industry, where her family owns and operates KLD Herefords in Waxahachie, Texas. Kirbie was the 2009 National Polled Hereford Queen, and she has raised and exhibited many national champions. Kirbie graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s in animal science and was honored with the Senior Merit Award by the College of Ag & Life Sciences in 2012. Kirbie went on to obtain her nursing degree at Texas Woman’s University and then her masters at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She is currently a family nurse practitioner in Huntsville, AL.
Mark was born and raised on a ranch in Elgin, Oklahoma. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in animal science. While at OSU, he was a member of the 2012 National Champion Livestock Judging Team. In 2016, Mark went to work for the American Angus Association as a Regional Manager. In December of 2019, he started Sims Plus, LLC, a full-service sale management and auction company.