Check your mail for the ballot for the upcoming Annual Meeting.
Breeding for Profit ~ A Producer's Guide: This newest ASA brochure addresses what animal breeders and industry professionals have long understood ~ that crossbreeding is the number one component affecting profitability in any genetic program. Hybrid vigor has the largest impact on economically important traits within a cowherd like fertility, longevity and overall cowherd efficiency. Although the beef industry as a whole has been slow to adopt this science, many have realized outstanding profit through the use of structured crossbreeding programs. This brochure will be used at trade shows, state association event, educational events as well as for individual distribution.
The Flipbook version is on the website, we hope you will enjoy it ~ click here.
(MSA) Honors Dr. Lipsey:
At the special Annual Meeting and Banquet, December 6 in Billings,
members of Montana Simmental presented the Pioneer Award to Dr. Jerry Lipsey for his many years of dedicated service to the American Simmental Association and for his contribution to the State of Montana.
The Pioneer Award is the highest award given by MSA and members were able to surprise Jerry at this special meeting. Many ASA staff and area friends braved sub-zero temperatures and carpooled to attend this special presentation.
Speaker: Leoma Wells
Webinar: THE, As Easy As 1,2,3 Part I
Total Herd Enrollment (THE) and which option is best for your herd.
Webinar: THE Compliance - Part II
View the recording here
Grass to Grid - Family-based Griswold Cattle Company of Oklahoma and SD, focuses on converting forage to marketable beef.
by Dan Rieder
Combine a large, industrious family with three breeds and large volumes of quality forage and you have a recipe for success in the beef business. Griswold Cattle Company, headquartered seven miles east of Stillwater, Oklahoma, qualifies on all counts. Historically, the family operation traces its cattle roots back more than 100 years. “We grew up with grandparents and parents who produced Angus seed stock. It was not only our livelihood, but it was a way of life and something that we developed a deep appreciation for,” says spokesman John Griswold, who directs operations for the family. Over the years, the composition of the cattle herd has been altered to include Maine Anjou and Simmental. “We’ve had a long history with Angus cattle and our base herd continues to be primarily Angus,” John explained. “The Maines provide looks and eye appeal that our customers demand and it is hard to beat Maines on that.”
DNA test results have been reincorporated into ASA's genetic evaluation.
Do you want to discuss DNA enhanced EPDs? Check out our new ASA Science Forum.
Join Drs. Lauren Hyde and Jackie Atkins in discussions about the latest topics. They welcome your questions.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - Entry Deadline
Friday, January 17, 2014 - Pen check-in 9:00 am Yards
Saturday, January 18:
3:00 pm: Annual Meeting
6:30 pm: SimMagic on Ice Sale
Sunday, January 19:
8:00 am: Pen Bull Show;
People's Choice Power Bull Judging Stockyards arena
3:00 pm: Open & junior cattle processing
6:30 pm: Chairman's Reception/Auction
Monday, January 20: 8:00 am: Female Pen Show
Choice Power Heifer Judging
8:00 am: Power Bull Finalists announced
3:00 pm: The One Sale, Volume, XX
Tuesday, January 21:
8:00 am: Junior and Open Bull Show;
6:30 pm: Wild, Wild West Sale, Brighton, CO
Wednesday, January 22:
8:00 am: Open Female Show
Thursday, January 23
9:00 am: Market Steer Show
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