We are a small, family-owned farm and seed company located in Bullock County, Alabama, thirty miles southeast of Montgomery.
Our farming roots go back to the mid-nineteenth century when our great, great grandfather moved to this area, bought a small tract
of land and began to make a living on its relatively poor soil. Successive generations of our family have looked for ways to
improve the prospects of a farm which, like so many others, has often operated near the margins of profitability. A major
advancement came in the early 1950's when our father and his three brothers (the Sims Brothers) realized the potential of legumes
as a cost-effective source of forage and a way to improve the land. The motto of their burgeoning seed business was, "Plant
a paying crop, and leave the land better."
Sericea Lespedeza is one of the crops with which Sims Brothers has worked since
that time. This hardy legume thrives on low-fertility, highly acidic soils. It compares favorably to other pasture grasses as a source
of protein for ruminants and is an excellent soil-builder. Its deep root system enables sericea to withstand drought better than
most other crops. Through the years, we have cooperated with the Agricultural Extension System at Auburn University in the
propagation of new varieties of sericea. We hold exclusive rights to produce and market certified seed for several of these
varieties, including the newest variety, AU Grazer®.
AU Grazer® is an excellent crop for producers who want to make the most of
marginal soils. Bred to withstand grazing and/or haying, AU Grazer® provides a high-quality, low-cost source of nutrition. Furthermore, AU Grazer® has been proven to
significantly reduce intestinal parasites in goats and
sheep. Sims Brothers, Inc. is now pleased to offer certified AU Grazer® seed for wholesale and
retail sale. For information about availability and pricing, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org