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Where do SimGenetics fit into the US and/or global beef industry?

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Where do SimGenetics fit into the US and/or global beef industry?

Postby Jackie Atkins » 15 Oct 2014, 21:37

In business, one suggestion is to have a 60 second pitch ready for any audience. Pretend you need to sell your product to someone in the average time it takes to ride the elevator together. If you had 60 seconds to sell SimGenetics, what would you say? Why do you think people should choose SimGenetics? Share your "elevator pitch" for SimGenetics with us here.
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Werning Cattle Supports Foundation with Heifer Donation:

Werning Cattle Supports Foundation with Heifer Donation: 2015 will be an exciting year for everyone at Werning Cattle Co as they will celebrate their 32nd Annual Production at their brand new sale facility on the ranch as well as joining the elite list of breeders who have donated a heifer to American Simmental Simbrah Foundation during The One Sale in Denver.

The Werning Cattle Company (ASA Number 3773) is an established family operation in the Emery, SD, area. Dale with his wife, Joan, and their family have become well known in the industry as leaders in seed stock production.   Along with running approximately 400 cow-calf pairs, they also grow corn, beans and alfalfa on the 2500-acre ranch. Dale was one of the first people in the upper Midwest to start using Simmentals in his Angus breeding program for the positive genetic traits this cross produces. The dedication that the Werning family has for the beef industry and the Simmental breed has resulted in extreme success in the sale ring and show ring.

The ASA Foundation is honored to welcome Werning Cattle Co to the elite list of breeders in our Foundation Honor Roll.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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Learning From Pigs ~ Marty Ropp (Allied Genetic Resources)

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

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Q and A ~ Panel Discussion Part II~ Guest Speakers

 

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Seeking samples on Black Bear and Holb and on bulls with shear force accuracy

The ASA is looking for DNA samples on two bulls Black Bear (ASA # 1667313) and Holb (ASA # 1180024).
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 DNA@simmgene.com. 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!"

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Forum topics include:

  • DNA Testing
  • Genetic Conditions
  • Genetic Evaluation

 

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OR

Be active in the discussion when you register as a user.

tReg is an extended electronic version of he Register reaching beyond the bounds of print to delve deeper into the stories of Simmental and SimGenetics producers and programs.

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Read about posts like these:
  • When Does ASA Require DNA Testing?
  • Looking for Holb Semen Donation
  • Grab a Keyboard – It’s Time to Report Calf Data
  • Approved as AI Sire/Donor Dam? Now at Your Fingertips
  • DNA Parentage Results – What if animal doesn’t qualify?

 

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During a recent trip to Colombia, I had the opportunity to accompany a number of cattlemen who have experienced varying degrees of success in the international cattle business. I tried to act as a sponge during the trip, taking in methodology and tactics for cattlemen with an interest in pursuing business in Colombia and on other international fronts. After a number of interviews, lots of observation, and some research, I established some basic steps that business men and women can utilize to get started with their international program or at least to investigate the potential of establishing an international program. Most of these principles directly apply to seedstock producers but many of them can be applied to other portions of the cattle industry.

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