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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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  The success of the American Simmental Association is dependent on the success of our members.   In turn, our members’ success is dependent on their cattle making an important and significant contribution to the beef industry.  The highest priority is to maintain and nurture services and products, which bring value to ASA members’ customers.
Our Mission

Our Mission

  The success of the American Simmental Association is dependent on the success of our members.   In turn, our members’ success is dependent on their cattle making an important and significant contribution to the beef industry.  The highest priority is to maintain and nurture services and products, which bring value to ASA members’ customers.
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  • Jim Berry, Scales Mound, Illinois An advocate for Simmental genetics since 1983, Jim Berry has maintained an on-going emphasis on collection of data in his pursuit of beef cattle performance. Weights are recorded and reported on all cattle at birth, weaning as yearlings. He also collects weights on his cows each year. In addition, he was among the earliest proponents of ultrasound technology as a tool for making advances in carcass quality. Early on, Berry recognized the significance of the development of composite cattle to improve performance and longevity. His Wildberry Farms, located in the rocky, hill region of the northwest corner of Illinois, has been a destination for countless international and domestic tour groups. An accomplished speaker, he has willingly extolled the virtues of Simmental cattle to visitors from
  • Written by: Erika Kenner       |       Every rancher and farmer loves the idea of handing down the operation to the next generation, until it actually happens! Sometimes it can be hard for the older generation to let go of the reins and let the younger generation take over. Many times it’s a work in progress and helps when both generations can work together awhile during the process. Most of the time, the next generation wants to take the operation in another direction and this can be scary for the ones turning it over. This is the case for the 2016 Promoter of the Year! Each time another generation has come to the Keller Broken Heart Ranch, they have changed the direction a little bit. Dwight & his father, Eugene Keller, started their
  • By Drs. Jackie Atkins, Lauren Hyde, and Wade Shafer It’s here! The Spring 2017 evaluation includes a multi-breed Stay EPD using the much anticipated new genetic evaluation software, dubbed BOLT (Biometric Open Language Tools). The Stay EPD uses a random regression approach to predict stayability developed by Dr. Janusz Jamrozik and colleagues from the University of Guelph and the Canadian Simmental Association. Dr. Scott Speidel at Colorado State University, Dr. Bruce Golden (Theta Solutions), and the genetics team at International Genetic Solutions (IGS) (Lauren Hyde, Wade Shafer, Mahdi Saatchi, and Steve McGuire) worked together to incorporate the new methodology into the IGS evaluation. The new stayability evaluation includes data on animals of varying breed composition, directly incorporates genomic data, produces true accuracy values and provides Stay EPDs to all IGS

              

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  • Parker Cattle Company: Success in the Details

    TREG Jan 11, 2017 | 09:18 am

    Parker Cattle Company: Success in the Details By Lilly Brogger A family-run Colorado Simmental operation achieves quick progress through carefully made genetic decisions and a focus on quality over quantity. Seven years typically isn’t enough time to build a respected seedstock operation. It takes 18 months to[…]

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  • Stuck on SimAngus Genetics

    TREG Dec 19, 2016 | 11:21 am

    Stuck on SimAngus Genetics A Montana commercial operation transitions to producing high performance SimAngusTM seedstock bulls. By Emme Troendle “SimAngus, Simmental and Angus breeds have always been the top of our list because of the quality of the breeds,” commends Will Townsend of Townsend[…]

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  • ASA releases the first evaluation with BOLT and Single Step genomic enhanced EPDs!

    Dec 28, 2016 | 12:06 pm

    ASA releases the first evaluation with BOLT and Single Step genomic enhanced EPDs! The Spring 2017 EPDs were released on 12/22/16 including a Multi-breed Stayability prediction using BOLT and single step genomic evalution (evaluating the genomics, pedigree, and phenotype information in one process rather than blending in the genomics later).  This marks the[…]

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  • Montana State University Steer-A-Yeer Program

    Oct 24, 2016 | 15:51 pm

    Montana State University Steer-A-Yeer Program BOZEMAN — Montana State University’s College of Agriculture is seeking donations of steers for its Steer-A-Year program, which allows students to continue their hands-on learning of the beef industry. Donated steers provide students with applied learning experiences in courses such[…]

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  • Fall Focus 2016: Teaming Technology with Tradition

    Sep 6, 2016 | 12:29 pm

    Fall Focus 2016: Teaming Technology with Tradition Fall Focus 2016 brought together roughly 175 in Bozeman to discuss ways to enhance the tradition of seedstock operations with today's science and technology.Thank you to all who attended this event.Thank you for being engaged in the discussion of improving[…]

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Upcoming Sales

16 Jan 2017
National Western "The One-Volume XXIV" Sale
Denver, CO
website
17 Jan 2017
Wild Wild West Simmental Sale
Brighton, CO
website
27 Jan 2017
Buzzard Hollow Ranch's Annual Online Bull Sale
Granbury, TX
website
27 Jan 2017
Ellingson Simmentals' Annual Production Sale

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28 Jan 2017
Double J Farms' 43rd Annual Private Treaty Simmental Bid Bull Sale
Garretson, SD
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28 Jan 2017
Forster Farms 38th Annual Production Sale
Smithfield, NE
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28 Jan 2017
J&C Simmentals' Annual Bull Sale
West Point, NE
website
28 Jan 2017
Nichols Farms' Private Treaty Bull Sale
Bridgewater, IA
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29 Jan 2017
Triangle J Ranch's Annual Production Sale
Miller, NE
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30 Jan 2017
APEX Cattle Company's Bull Sale
Dannebrog, NE
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01 Feb 2017
Begger's Diamond V Big Sky Genetic Source Bull Sale
Wibaux, MT
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01 Feb 2017
Sloup Customer Appreciation Online Sale
Seward, NE
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02 Feb 2017
Sloup Customer Appreciation Online Sale
Seward, NE
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02 Feb 2017
Stavick Simmental's King of the Range Bull Sale
Aberdeen, SD
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03 Feb 2017
Hilltop Simmentals' 4th Annual Private Treaty Bull Sale
Worthing, SD
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04 Feb 2017
Loonan Stock Farm's 42nd Annual Production Sale
Corning, IA
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04 Feb 2017
Prickly Pear Simmentals "Made In Montana" Sale
Helena, MT
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04 Feb 2017
Springer Simmentals Sale of Value Based Genetics
Decorah, IA
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05 Feb 2017
Hartman Cattle Company's Simmental Bull Sale
Tecumseh, NE
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06 Feb 2017
37th Annual Gateway "Breeding Value" Bull Sale
Lewistown, MT
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07 Feb 2017
James Creek Simmental Annual Private Treaty Sale, Vol. XIV
Heaton, ND
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07 Feb 2017
Koepplin’s Black Simmental and SimAngus™ Production Sale
Mandan, ND
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08 Feb 2017
River Creek Farms 27th Annual Production Sale
Manhattan, KS
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08 Feb 2017
Sys Simmentals' Annual Production Sale
Douglas, ND
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08 Feb 2017
Wilkinson Farms' Breeding for the Future Sale
Napoleon, ND
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09 Feb 2017
Lassle Ranch Simmentals 24th Annual Production Sale
Glendive, MT
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09 Feb 2017
Rust Mountain View Ranch's "Ace in the Hole" Bull Sale
Turtle Lake, ND
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10 Feb 2017
Bata/Olafson 20th Annual Joint Simmental Bull and Female Sale
Rugby, ND
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10 Feb 2017
Hook Farms and Clear Springs Cattle Co. "Bred for Balance" Sale
Starbuck, MN
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10 Feb 2017
TNT Simmentals' 30th Annual "Genetic Explosion" Sale
Almont, ND
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11 Feb 2017
Berger's Herdmasters SimAngus Hybrid Bull Sale
North Platte, NE
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11 Feb 2017
Dixie National Simmental Sale
Jackson, MS
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11 Feb 2017
Grass-Lunning Bulls-Eye Bonanza Sale
LeRoy, MN
website
11 Feb 2017
Kenner Simmentals' 21st Annual Production Sale
Leeds, ND
website
11 Feb 2017
Little Bitterroot Ranch's Private Treaty Online Sale
Hot Springs, MT
website
11 Feb 2017
Schaff Angus Valley's 114th Production Sale
St. Anthony, ND
website
12 Feb 2017
Hart Simmental Beef Builder Bull Sale
Frederick, SD
website
12 Feb 2017
Kline Simmental Ranch 4th Annual Bull Sale
Hurdsfield, ND
website
12 Feb 2017
Little Bitterroot Ranch's Private Treaty Online Sale
Hot Springs, MT
website
12 Feb 2017
Rydeen Farms 19th Annual "Vision" Sale
Clearbrook, MN
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13 Feb 2017
Benda Ranch Annual Production Sale
Kimball, SD
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13 Feb 2017
Dakota Power Bull Sale
Valley City, ND
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13 Feb 2017
Edge of the West Bull and Female Sale
Mandan, ND
catalog
13 Feb 2017
Hudson Pines-Hayes Ranch Genetic Legacy Bull Sale
Billings, MT
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13 Feb 2017
Iowa Simmental Annual "Mark of Excellence" Sale
Des Moines, IA
website
13 Feb 2017
Little Bitterroot Ranch's Private Treaty Online Sale
Hot Springs, MT
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14 Feb 2017
Bichler Simmentals 12th Annual "Quality Not Quantity" Production Sale
Linton, ND
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14 Feb 2017
Little Bitterroot Ranch's Private Treaty Online Sale
Hot Springs, MT
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15 Feb 2017
Little Bitterroot Ranch's Private Treaty Online Sale
Hot Springs, MT
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15 Feb 2017
Rock Creek Ranch Spring Private Treaty Bull Sale
Allen, KS
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16 Feb 2017
Bulls of Excellence Sale
West Point, NE
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16 Feb 2017
Little Bitterroot Ranch's Private Treaty Online Sale
Hot Springs, MT
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17 Feb 2017
Cow Camp Ranch Annual Spring Bull Sale
Lost Springs, KS
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17 Feb 2017
Dakota Xpress Annual Bull and Female Sale
Mandan, ND
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17 Feb 2017
Little Bitterroot Ranch's Private Treaty Online Sale
Hot Springs, MT
website
17 Feb 2017
Mader Ranches Bull Power Sale
Carstairs, AB T0M, Canada
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17 Feb 2017
Sandy Acres Simmental Bull Sale
Creighton, NE
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18 Feb 2017
7P Ranch 23rd Annual Spring Bull Sale
Tyler, TX
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18 Feb 2017
Bar CK Cattle Company's Profit Sharing Sale
Culver, OR
website
18 Feb 2017
Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic Simmental Show and Sale
Kearney, NE
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