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  • Mark your calendars and join the upcoming sessions:      March 22, 2018 "The 4 S's of crossbreeding: simple, structured, successful, and sustainable", Dr. Robert Weaber and Dr. Megan Rolf    7 p.m. Central Time   Register here.   Structured crossbreeding systems have been shown to have substantial impacts on the production efficiency of commercial cow-calf operations. Join the webinar
  • Do you recognize the importance of collecting carcass data?          If so, contact the ASA today to get enrolled in the Carcass Merit Program (CMP). The CMP collects data from birth through harvest, data that is vital to accurately predict carcass trait EPDs. Now the ASA is testing a significant portion of the CMP calves for individual
  • Cattlemen to Cattlemen Highlights  the Outgoing President of the American National Cattlewomen - Penny Zimmerman.    {youtube}uv0MIM6MGt8{/youtube}  
  • Once again Simmental and Simmental-influenced cattle dominated demand at the Iowa Beef Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, February 10-18. SimGenetics had the highest grossing bull and female sale generation $400,100. An incredible 115 lots sold averaged an impressive $3,420.  Similar to what we are seeing across the USA, SimGenetics continue to influence America's cowherd as more and more beef producers
  • Seedstock and commercial producers share their firsthand experience with ASA’s new and innovative feeder calf value prediction. By Emme Troendle and Lilly Platts Historically, the primary limitation of valuing feeder calves has been accurately gauging the profit potential of the largest genetic group within the industry — the crossbred calf. International Genetic Solutions (IGS), a collaborative effort of numerous breed
  • Change can be a scary concept to some yet sought after by others. Many ASA members and International Genetic Solution (IGS) partners wonder about the changes on the horizon once the new evaluation, IGS Multi-breed Single-step powered by BOLT, is fully implemented. That change may be nerve-racking but in reality, things should change. Why invest in new and improved methods


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