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Our Vision

The American Simmental Association believes the best way to serve its members, its members’ customers and the beef industry is through continual improvement and use of genetic and associated technologies.   As such, the Association will continue to be a worldwide leader in the development and integration of these technologies for the beef industry.  The Association will initiate and foster relationships with like-minded entities to enhance our ability to achieve this objective.  The Association will be widely recognized as having an unyielding commitment to scientific principles and as a hub for the industry's most progressive seed stock producers  –  an organization that is extremely cooperative with all facets of the industry and devoted to the success of its members and its members' customers.
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  • $20 Genomic test including parentage You've come to expect ASA to leverage all its resources to provide the industry with the best prices and most robust science.  The Cowherd DNA Roundup is a perfect example of a breed association that works for you.     Breeders who submit a DNA sample on their entire cowherd can get genomically enhanced EPDs and parentage for $20/test.  Like how that sounds?  There's more!  Breeders who submit cow weights with either body conditions scores or hip heights get an additional $5 off per test - an amazing price of $15/sample. This project marks a major investment from the ASA towards research and development.  The $15 test is only available for the first 15,000 samples with phenotypes submitted.  There is no estimate of when the
  • North Dakota is a strong agricultural and beef cattle state, and many Simmental breeders call it home.  The Bismarck and Mandan area provides a variety of activities for the entire family including the Heritage Center, Missouri River, Fort Lincoln, and many more attractions. The North Dakota state capitol is a beautiful site to see. It is located next to the Heritage Center, which includes a variety of artifacts and pieces of North Dakota's history, dating back 600 million years. The Missouri River, the landmark that separates Bismarck and Mandan, offers numerous recreational activities. Fort Lincoln, just south of Mandan, is a fascinating historical site offering military and Native American history. Tour the On-A-Slant Indian Village with reconstructed earth lodges or walk through Custer's house to step back in time. The
  • By Laura Valenti, originally published in Ozarks Farm & Neighbor      |       Kris and Glenn Callison moved from California to rural Lawrence County, outside Mount Vernon, Mo., upon Glenn's medical retirement as a state fire fighter and chimney sweep in California more than a decade ago.   "Many of Glenn's family members already lived in this area, working with dairy and beef cattle," Kris shared recently at her home, surrounded by their children, Rebekah (20), Rachel (15) and Seth (12). "We knew we wanted to raise cattle and attended the Ozark Empire Fair and Farmfest in Springfield, Mo. We looked at three different breeds, but it was the people who raised Simmentals who really reached out to us," she recalled. "They were so friendly and have
  • The Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) will be hosting the 2017 Simmental Federation of Americas meeting. It will be held in conjunction with the National Simmental Show during the Canadian Western Agribition, November 20-25th, in Regina, Saskatchewan. US Simmental breeders and affiliated industries are invited to attend. A block of rooms is available until October 20, 2017, at the Double Tree by Hilton Regina. Registration is at a discounted rate before September 15. Go to www.simmental.com to register and find the schedule of events.
  • The Texas Junior Simmental Simbrah Association (TJSSA) held their 45th State Futurity June 8-11, 2017 at the Brazos County Expo Center in Bryan, Texas. Futurity activities included contests to prepare participants for the National Classic, cattle show, director elections, Queen/Sweetheart contest, and the awarding of $19,000 in scholarships. It was a record breaking year with 143 youth competing in the events, and 193 head of cattle shown.   The TJSSA Board of Directors conducted officer elections, electing Payton Meuth, Floresville, President; Amelia Stavinoha, Eagle Lake, Vice President; Claire Godwin, Round Rock, Secretary; Wyatt Jackson, Blum, Treasurer; Andrew Cano, Edcouch, Reporter; Megan Rogers, Lockhart, Historian; and Colton Franks, Emory, Parliamentarian. Amelia Stavinoha was selected TJSSA Queen and Mia Barba, Rosharon, was selected TJSSA Sweetheart.

              

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25 Aug 2017
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Georgia Simmental Simbrah Association Annual Banquet
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26 Aug 2017
Georgia Simmental/Simbrah Association Field Day
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17 Sep 2017
Fall Focus 2017
Co-hosted by: ND Simmental Association and the ASA
Ramkota Hotel Headquarters
800 South 3rd St.
Bismarck, ND 58504
(701) 258-7700
Room Block: "Fall Focus"
Room block deadline is Sept. 4, 2017 Register here

 

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