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.
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.
Our Vision

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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Bill Begger, left, visits with folks who toured Begger's Diamond V Ranch as the first stop on the Montana Angus Association tour this fall.       |        November 26, 2014 1:07 pm  •  By SUE ROESLER The Prairie Star WIBAUX, Mont. - Cattle graze on the nutritious forages and native prairie range pastures that make up the beautiful wide open ...
05 December 2016
Ballots for the open seats on the ASA Board have been mailed.  Ballots must be postmarked by December 16, 2017.     |      VOTE ELECTRONICALLY.  On your paper ballot, below the list of candidates, you will find the link (address) to access ASA's electronic voting website (ASA uses BigPulse) and your unique passcode.  This will bring up the list ...
15 November 2016
The AJSA Board of Trustees invites you to finish your Christmas shopping with them and support a great cause! Check out the offering, register to bid, and support the AJSA and the Summit Leadership Conference. Go to www.dponlinesales.com. Sale opens Monday, Dec 5 at 2 PM, and closes Tuesday, Dec 6 at 8 PM.
02 December 2016
by Mike Apley in Vet's Opinion     |      Hopefully, everyone is getting up to speed on the rapidly approaching changes coming with the veterinary feed directive. I’ve presented on this topic at numerous meetings, and some issues often come up: The list of medically important antibiotics which will require a VFD in cattle is really quite ...
02 December 2016
It was a humid 91 degrees at the 39 th Annual Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. A crew of Simmental breeders from Georgia and surrounding states manned a Simmental booth at the event, held 18-20. Reports from the event indicated that visitor count was very high in Simmental genetics and volumes of brochures and information were handed out ...
19 July 2016
by Tracey Koester, ARA Editorial Coordinator       |       In a unique beef industry event, three major associations joined forces to host “Mapping The Maze,” a seminar focused on guiding commercial cattlemen through the tangle of genetic, feeding and marketing options. State and national leaders from the Gelbvieh, Simmental and Red Angus ...
12 July 2016
Mapping the MAZE through genetics, feeding and marketing options was the focus of upper Great Plains beef cattle producers during a seminar held October 28 in Mandan, North Dakota. The event was sponsored by the American Simmental Association, the American Red Angus Association, the American Gelbvieh Association and their North Dakota affiliates. ...
28 September 2016
We have introduced a new Herdbook feature set called “Active Herd” which allows you to create and maintain informal records for your animals. You are able to add new animals or import your existing (reported) animals into custom animal groups and, once animals are created from scratch or imported, you are able to select an animal for which you can ...
24 June 2016
By Blair Fannin, Texas A &M AgriLife Extension Service   |   October 2016 The importance of a breeding soundness exam in herd bulls can prevent costly revenue losses, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Stan Bevers, AgriLife Extension economist in Vernon, shared the data from a large New Mexico ranch ...
12 July 2016
By Tom Polansek, Reuters September 30, 2016     |     Photo by REUTERS/Max Whittaker The U.S. Department of Agriculture saidThursday it will require meat packers to report cattle purchases they make through online auctions to the agency starting next week, a move that stoked traders' hopes for more transparent markets. The USDA will begin ...
11 August 2016
The board of trustees passed a resolution to offer a 50% off rebate on GGPLD testing in exchange for either feed intake and/or carcass data.  Members will receive one 50% of price discount per carcass or feed intake record submitted.  Records must be valid for use in our genetic evaluation (must be at least two sires represented and the animals ...
24 June 2016

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  • A System Approach to the Cattle Business

    TREG Oct 12, 2016 | 12:54 pm

    A System Approach to the Cattle Business A South Carolina commercial breeder’s business plan to manage his cattle operation. By Emme Troendle “It’s like any rancher: you love it, or you don’t do it.” says Joe Davis, owner and operator of J. Davis Cattle, located outside a[…]

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  • ASA’s Open House and Grand Opening

    TREG Sep 9, 2016 | 10:08 am

    ASA’s Open House and Grand Opening By Emme Troendle Reflecting on the Grand Opening, Wade Shafer, EVP said, “By all accounts, ASA’s Grand Opening and Fall Focus was a smashing success. We had great speakers, great discussion and great fellowship. A big thank you goes out[…]

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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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  • Red Charlie Test Now Publicly Available

    Jun 23, 2016 | 14:05 pm

    Red Charlie Test Now Publicly Available GeneSeek launched the new red coat variant test, called Red Charlie.  Breeders interested in coat color testing on a red charlie suspect animal  need to order both the regular coat color test and the red charlie test to have a[…]

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Resource Links

Upcoming Sales

09 Dec 2016
Eagle Pass Ranch's Annual Female Sale
Highmore, SD
website
10 Dec 2016
North Alabama Bull Evaluation Sale
Cullman, AL
10 Dec 2016
North Dakota Simmental Association's Showcase/Classic Sale
Mandan, ND
website
10 Dec 2016
Sandeen Genetics Buildin' A Brand Sale
Blakesburg, IA
website
10 Dec 2016
Southeast Alabama Bull Test Sale
New Brockton, AL
10 Dec 2016
The Program Sale
Wyoming, IL
website
11 Dec 2016
Trauernicht Simmental Nebraska Platinum Standard Sale
Beatrice, NE
catalog
12 Dec 2016
Stoughton Farms' Complete Dispersal Sale
Lloydminster, SK
catalog
16 Dec 2016
Friday Night Lights
Olds, AB
catalog
17 Dec 2016
Money Makin' Mommas Sale
Ames, IA
catalog
17 Dec 2016
South Dakota Simmental Source Sale
Mitchell, SD
website
28 Dec 2016
St. Nick's Eggstravaganza Online Embryo Event
Seward, NE
website
28 Dec 2016
St. Nick's Eggstravaganza Online Embryo Event
Seward, NE
website
14 Jan 2017
SimMagic On Ice
Denver, CO
website
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
Ellingson Simmentals' Annual Production Sale

website
28 Jan 2017
Double J Farms' 42nd Annual Private Treaty Simmental Bid Bull Sale
Garretson, SD
http://www.doublejsimmentals.com/privatetreatysales.html">http://www.doublejsimmentals.com/privatetreatysales.html
28 Jan 2017
Forster Farms 38th Annual Production Sale
Smithfield, NE
http://www.breedingcattlepage.com/Simmental/forster/index.html#page-top">ttp://www.breedingcattlepage.com/Simmental/forster/index.html#page-top
28 Jan 2017
J&C Simmentals Annual Bull Sale
West Point, NE
http://www.jandcsimmentals.com/
28 Jan 2017
Nichols Farms Private Treaty Bull Sale
Bridgewater, IA
website
29 Jan 2017
Triangle J Ranch's Annual Production Sale
Miller, NE
website
30 Jan 2017
APEX Cattle Company's Bull Sale
Dannebrog, NE
website
01 Feb 2017
Begger's Diamond V Big Sky Genetic Source Bull Sale
Wibaux, MT
catalog
01 Feb 2017
Sloup Customer Appreciation Online Sale
Seward, NE
http://www.dponlinesales.com">http://www.dponlinesales.com
01 Feb 2017
Sloup Customer Appreciation Online Sale
Seward, NE
http://www.dponlinesales.com">http://www.dponlinesales.com
02 Feb 2017
Stavick Simmental's King of the Range Bull Sale
Aberdeen, SD
website
04 Feb 2017
Prickly Pear Simmentals "Made In Montana" Sale
Helena, MT
website
04 Feb 2017
Springer Simmentals Sale of Value Based Genetics
Decorah, IA
website
05 Feb 2017
Hartman Cattle Company's Simmental Bull Sale
Tecumseh, NE
website
06 Feb 2017
37th Annual Gateway "Breeding Value" Bull Sale
Lewistown, MT
http://www.gatewaysimmental.com/">http://www.gatewaysimmental.com/
08 Feb 2017
River Creek Farms 27th Annual Production Sale
Manhattan, KS
website
08 Feb 2017
Wilkinson Farms' Breeding for the Future Sale
Napoleon, ND
website
09 Feb 2017
Lassle Ranch Simmentals 24th Annual Production Sale
Glendive, MT
website
09 Feb 2017
Rust Mountain View Ranch's "Ace in the Hole" Bull Sale
Turtle Lake, ND
website
10 Feb 2017
Bata/Olafson 20th Annual Joint Simmental Bull and Female Sale
Rugby, ND
website
10 Feb 2017
Hook Farms and Clear Springs Cattle Co. "Bred for Balance" Sale
Starbuck, MN
http://www.hookfarms.com/
10 Feb 2017
TNT Simmentals' 30th Annual "Genetic Explosion" Sale
Almont, ND
http://www.tntsimmentals.com/Annual%20Sale/annualsale.htm
11 Feb 2017
Berger's Herdmasters SimAngus Hybrid Bull Sale
North Platte, NE
website
11 Feb 2017
Dixie National Simmental Sale
Jackson, MS
website
11 Feb 2017
Grass-Lunning Bulls-Eye Bonanza Sale
LeRoy, MN
website
11 Feb 2017
Kenner Simmentals' 21st Annual Production Sale
Leeds, ND
website
12 Feb 2017
Hart Simmental Beef Builder Bull Sale
Frederick, SD
website
12 Feb 2017
Rydeen Farms 19th Annual "Vision" Sale
Clearbrook, MN
website
13 Feb 2017
Benda Ranch Annual Production Sale
Kimball, SD
website
13 Feb 2017
Dakota Power Bull Sale
Valley City, ND
website
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
catalog
13 Feb 2017
Iowa Simmental Annual "Mark of Excellence" Sale
Des Moines, IA
website
14 Feb 2017
Bichler Simmentals 12th Annual "Quality Not Quantity" Production Sale
Linton, ND
website
16 Feb 2017
Bulls of Excellence Sale
West Point, NE
website
17 Feb 2017
Cow Camp Ranch Annual Spring Bull Sale
Lost Springs, KS
website
17 Feb 2017
Dakota Xpress Annual Bull and Female Sale
Mandan, ND
website
17 Feb 2017
Mader Ranches Bull Power Sale
Carstairs, AB T0M, Canada
website
17 Feb 2017
Sandy Acres Simmental Bull Sale
Creighton, NE
website
18 Feb 2017
30th Annual Kappes Simmental "Maternally Driven Performance Delivered" Bull and Bred Heifer Sale
Aberdeen, SD
catalog
18 Feb 2017
7P Ranch 23rd Annual Spring Bull Sale
Tyler, TX
website
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
website
18 Feb 2017
Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic Simmental Show and Sale
Kearney, NE
website
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