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2015 Classic Event Registration and Information

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2015 National Classic

July 6-11, 2015

Judge: Jack Ward, Plattsburg, MO
Brazos County Expo Center · 5827 Leonard Road,

Bryan, TX 77807


Information Sheet

Classic Rules


Novice Schedule

Health Requirements

Online Registration

Sally Simmental

Susie Simbrah

AJSA Classics Information Packet
What's new for the 2015 Classics
Tips for first-timers
Online entry help information
Classic contest guide.
Get it here!







2015 Eastern Regional Classic


June 24-27, 2015
Judge: Brandon Callis, Brenham, TX
Big E Fairgrounds

1305 Memorial Ave · West Springfield, MA 01089


Information Sheet

Classic Rules

Online Registration

Sally Simmental

Susie Simbrah




2015 North Central Regional Classic

June 16-19, 2015
Mower Country Fairgrounds
700 12th ST. SW
Austin, MN 55912

Information Sheet

Classic Rules

Online Registration

Sally Simmental

Susie Simbrah



2015 South Central Regional Classic

June 7-10, 2015
Judge: Brandon Callis, Brenham, TX
Ozark Empire Fairgrounds

3001 N Grant Avenue · Springfield, Missouri 65803


Information Sheet

Classic Rules

Online Registration

Sally Simmental

Susie Simbrah



2015 Western Regional Classic Registration


June 26-28, 2015
Gallatin County Fairgrounds

901 N Black Street · Bozeman, MT 59715 

Information Sheet

Classic Rules

Online Registration

Sally Simmental



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National beef symposium heads to Biloxi in 2015

BILOXI, Miss. -- A national organization dedicated to improving the beef industry will hold its annual meeting on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in June and bring together cattle producers from across the world.

The 2015 Beef Improvement Federation Convention, themed “Rebuilding a Cowherd,” will take place June 9-12 at the Beau Rivage Hotel and Conference Center in Biloxi. The annual conference allows participants to discuss issues involving genetic improvements, new technologies, and management practices to aid profitability in beef production.

Brandi Karisch, a Mississippi State University Extension Service animal scientist and researcher with the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, is coordinating the event.

“This is a great opportunity for researchers, industry representatives and beef producers from across the Southeast to attend the international meeting in their backyard,” Karisch said. “Participants will exchange ideas and receive information from experts on beef cattle and the industry from across the country and beyond.”

The schedule of events features speakers from across the country, including several preconference symposiums, a post-conference tour, and a spouse tour. Awards will honor the Commercial Producer of the Year and Seedstock Producer of the Year. Award honorees will also receive pioneer awards and continuing service awards.

“The facilities, food and hospitality of the Mississippi Gulf Coast are second to none,” Karisch said. “We are excited to showcase what the beef producers of Mississippi have to offer.” The organization’s website with updated conference information, including hotel accommodations, is

Cattlemen's Webinar Series: Watch it Now

Cattlemens Webinar Series

Did you miss the webinar?  Click the link below to watch now to hear from a panel of experts, Dr. Wade Shafer, Dr. Dan Moser and Jack Ward, representing three of the largest breed associations in the country. A live Q & A opportunity will follow panelists' presentations.

New Tools in Bull Selection and Understanding and Using Selection Indexes

The seedstock cattle business has experienced an information explosion in the past decade thanks to new technologies for genetic prediction and selection. As a commercial cattleman heading to bull sales this spring, how do you best utilize these new selection tools to move your breeding program in the right direction?

American Rancher Episodes - ASA
Foundation Animal Donations

Werning Cattle Co
Designated Foundation Mission: Education/Merit Awards
Animal Name:
Animal Registration Number: 2900359

Sale Name: The One
Sale Date: 1/19/2015

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Davis Ranch, LLC
Designated Foundation Mission: Research/Feed Intake Project
Animal Name: EDR Wade Shafer A 53
Animal Registration Number: 2779885
Sale Name: Strickland-Driggers Bull Sale
Sale Date: 12/13/2014

SOLD TO: Boyett Farms, Anthony and Landon Boyett of Reidsville, GA

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for your donation to the Foundation.

Seeking Semen Samples

The ASA is looking for DNA samples on  Black Bear (ASA # 1667313), LBS THE FOREMAN 702T (ASA #2417975), and Remington Secret Weapon 185 (ASA #2551350)
We would use these samples to get SNPs on file for parent verification. If you have a sample and would like to donate some DNA to the ASA, please contact the ASA at By donating, you can also get a tax deduction for a charitable donation to a non profit organization.
Shear Force Accuracy Bulls
Want to help improve our prediction for tenderness and carcass traits?  The American Simmental Association is collaborating with Dr. Jared Decker at the University of Missouri to learn more about the genetic control of tenderness in many different breeds.  Dr. Decker and his team is working to create breed-specific and multi-breed genomic predictions for tenderness and other carcass traits.  Dr. Decker plans to genotype approximately 168 Simmental bulls for this project in exchange for the pedigree and EPD data from the ASA.  We need help to collect samples.  Please review the list of qualifying bulls and send us some DNA if you have it.  The lab would prefer to work with semen (just one straw is needed and you can send it protected in a regular envelope).  Send samples c/o Jackie Atkins at The American Simmental Association, 1 Simmental Way, Bozeman, MT 59715.  Thanks for your help!

Educational Symposium Recordings and PowerPoint Presentations


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First Educational Symposium is a huge success.

Nearly 150 SimGenetic enthusiasts from 25 states and 2 Canadian provinces met in Bozeman this past week for the first annual Educational Symposium held in conjunction with the fall ASA Board Meeting.

The Monday schedule was packed with up-to-the-minute information from beef industry experts from around the country. Drs. Bob Weaber, Kansas State; Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Bruce Golden, Cal Poly; Dorian Garrick, Iowa State; and John Hall, University of Idaho, along with Marty Ropp, Allied Genetics and ASA’s own Dr. Shafer gave presentations that sparked good discussion with the attendees.

Click for Speaker bios.

Introduction and Welcome: Chairman Jim Butcher and EVP Dr. Wade Shafer


Crossbreeding Talks in 2014: Why They're Still Needed ~ Dr. Bob Weaber (Kansas State University) and Dr.Matt Spangler (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)


Selection Decisions Using Economically Relevant Traits: The Pathway to Indexes ~ Dr. Bruce Golden (Cal Poly)


Understanding Conventional and Genomic EPDs ~ Dr. Dorian Garrick (Iowa State University)


The Future of Genetic Prediction: A Quantum Leap ~ Drs. Bruce Golden and Dorian Garrick


Learning From Pigs ~ Marty Ropp (Allied Genetic Resources)


Dr. John Hall (University of Idao) - UI and ASA Cooperative Projects and Q and A ~ Panel Discussion Part I


Q and A ~ Panel Discussion Part II~ Guest Speakers


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