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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.
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  • By Josh Maples, Mississippi State University      |       It was reported last week that China has agreed to allow beef imports from the U.S. for the first time since 2003. This announcement follows a very similar announcement made in September of 2016, though no actual trade has occurred yet. Gaining access to the most populated country in the world would be a very positive development for the U.S. beef industry. China represents a multibillion-dollar market and has the greatest growth potential for beef consumption of any country in the world. China has a large and growing middle class and has experienced steady increases in beef consumption. China and Hong Kong combined to be the largest beef importers in the world in 2016. While the U.S. already
  • Grandin says, “When the opportunity arises, you got to go for it.      |       Temple Grandin, a world-renowned professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University for the last 26 years and outspoken advocate and role model for people with autism, will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in September. Grandin barged through many barriers in the science world both as a woman and as somebody diagnosed with autism. She is a pioneer in the field of animal welfare, the author of several books and articles, and was portrayed by Claire Danes in the 2010 HBO film, “Temple Grandin.” On her way to speak to graduate students in Edinburgh, Scotland, Grandin, 69, discussed her work, where she believes the future of education is
  • By Beef Improvement Federation       |       When your passion in genetics and seedstock marketing sparks during your grade school years, you have more time than most to make a mark on the industry. This year’s Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) President Martin “Marty” Ropp has spent his lifetime making a difference in the livestock business and in recent years specifically the beef industry. Marty will end his one-year term as president at the 2017 BIF Research Symposium and Convention May 31 to June 3 in Athens, Georgia. (See sidebar about this year’s symposium and convention.) “Marty has been a visionary leader,” says Jane Parish, BIF executive director. “While on the board he has always looked to the future and considered what we need to be doing


Industry Events

31 May 2017
BIF Research Symposium and Convention
For nearly 50 years the Beef Improvement Federation has hosted our annual research symposium and convention. The convention serves to facilitate discussion and provide education on current issues facing the beef industry.
Athens Classic Center, 300 N Thomas St, Athens, GA 30601
Register here.
14 Jun 2017
SC Regional Classic
28 Jun 2017
NC Regional Classic
09 Jul 2017
AJSA National Classic
Registration coming soon
14 Jul 2017
Eastern Regional Classic
21 Jul 2017
Western Regional Classic
03 Aug 2017
The Summit 2017
IGS Youth Leadership Conference August 3-6 2017, Lincoln, NA
Hosted by the American Junior Simmental, Shorthorn, and Gelbvieh Associations
This summit is open to all youth in the beef industry ages 14-22.
Online registrations opens April 1 at www.InternationalGeneticSolutions.com
The Deadline for registration July 1.
17 Sep 2017
Fall Focus 2017
Hosted by: ND Simmental Association and the American Simmental Association
Ramkota Hotel Headquarters
800 South 3rd Street
Bismarck, ND 58504
(701) 258-7700
Room Block Name: "Fall Focus"
Deadline for room block is Sept. 4, 2017.
Registration coming soon


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