It's time to begin planning for the 2019 Steer Profitability Competition (SPC). The SPC is in its third year and has had a huge impact on a number of AJSA members and their families. The program allows juniors to learn the ups and downs of cattle feeding while retaining ownership on their own steers. Participants not only capture rare
On March 24, Michael Dikeman attended the Ozark Spring Festival at the Ozark Fairgrounds in Springfield, Missouri. This was in conjunction with the Missouri Simmental Association booth maned by Terry Nicholas and Kenneth Loomer. The purpose of the booth was to promote Simmental genetics.
It’s that time of year! The Performance Advocate breeder scores will be pulled August 1, 2018 for 2016 Fall and 2017 Spring. Is Data Needed Anymore? Many wonder, with BOLT in place that calculates EPDs more accurately and DNA testing that can blend into EPDs to make them more accurate, is phenotypic data needed anymore? Yes! Animals cannot achieve high accuracy
Mark Smith | Picayune, Mississippi Mark's family includes his wife Debbie, their daughter Jessica, and their son Alan, his wife Sara Catherine, and two wonderful grandchildren, Ross Alan and Ella Catherine. Employment: Re/Max Premier Group for 15 years, previously ABS for 22 years. Mark grew up in the dairy business until 1988, raising
DNA Invoicing: Starting September 1, 2018, DNA invoicing will be done at the time of requesting the tests (instead of when results are received). This will increase efficiencies and reduce the number of invoices you currently receive. This is the first step to automate DNA kit requests - in the future you'll be able to order kits online. Since there is a time element
News by BIF Sponsor Lisa Bard of Blueprint Media The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) is celebrating 50 years in 2018. Themed “Elevating the Industry,” the Annual Meeting and Research Symposium are poised not only to celebrate the last 50 years but launch into the next 50. BIF was officially founded in 1968, but its formation began the previous January during