Once again, the DoubleTree Hotel Denver, 3203 Quebec Street will serve as headquarters for the ASA Annual Meeting, Foundation Auction, and ASA Board Meetings. A special Stock Show rate of $104 is available to ASA members; to reserve your rooms, please call 303.321.3333 and ask for the "Simmental" block.
A complimentary shuttle service is provided to the NWSS; schedules will be available in December.
Myth: Beef doesn’t have a place on my plate as part of a healthy diet. Fact: Beef still has a place on your plate, and you can feel confident that there are a variety of ways to include beef on your plate as part of a healthy diet. Read more.
Myth: Big beef uses antibiotics without regard for animal welfare or human health. Facts: Antibiotics are just one tool beef farmers and ranchers use to keep cattle healthy by treating and preventing the spread of illness. Cattle can pick up illnesses, just like humans, whether they’re out on pasture or in a feedlot with other ... read more.
Myth: Vegetarian diets are healthier than diets that include meat
The Facts: Experts agree that the healthiest diets include a balance of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy and moderate portions of nutrient-dense lean meat and skinless poultry. In fact, there are some risks associated with vegetarian diets that don’t ensure adequate intake of important nutrients. A recent Glamour article notes a plant-based diet, plus lean meats and fish, is the diet that will make you feel your best.According to a recent Gallup poll, only 5% of American adults consider themselves to be vegetarians. However, vegetarian diets are a frequent topic of conversation in the news and in daily conversations. With all the chatter about vegetarianism, you may want to find out if vegetarian diets really are healthier than diets that include meat.
The ASA Foundation's Feed Intake Project
Call or email Fred Schuetze for more information. email@example.com 817.894.0563
AMERICAN SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION NEW HEADQUARTERS CONSTRUCTION IS UNDERWAY
The construction of the American Simmental Association (ASA) state-of-the-art headquarters building located on a 4.3 acre lot one mile north of its current location is making significant headway.
Click here to view our photo diary. Pictures will be updated as the building progresses.
Educational Session and ASA Board Meeting
"Confidence Builds Success"
September 14-17, 2015
The American Simmental Association
and the Pennsylvania Simmental Association
Although there is no registration fee for Fall Focus, registration is required to plan for meals, breaks, and room set up.
Eight New Registrations for September Fall Focus 2015 ~ Confidence Builds Success: Jeanne White, Groton, NY; Ben Spitzer, Justin, TX; Nathan Smith, Macksville, KS; Dennis Courtright, Colfax, LA; Colton Buus, Canova, SD; John Grande, Martinsdale, MT; Danny Ulmanis, Koshkonong, MO; Chris Davis, Munfordville, KY; joining Don Trimmer, Baraboo, WI; Earl, Brenda and McCall Griffith, Boonsboro, MD; Laurie Meyers and Annie Duncan, Halifax, PA; Nancy Shirley and Bill McDonald, Blacksburg, VA; Michael Dikeman, Manhattan , KS; Bill and Jane Travis, Dallas, TX; Gordon and Susan Jones, Bowling Green, KY; Cody Christensen, Stillman Valley, IL; Gary and Stephanie Bertrand, Auburn, MA; John and Cynthia Bertrand, Auburn, MA; Nancy Tom, Campbellton, TX; Luke Bowman, Greens Fork, IN; Dan Lerhman, Spencer, SD; Luke Lingemann, Spencer, SD; William Shoemaker, Manns Choice, PA; Paulette Richardson, Manns Choice, PA; Eric and Carol Arnold, Jefferson, MD; Jimmy and Kathleen Holliman, Marion Junction, AL, plus, ASA Trustees and Staff. Registration is Available - Online at FallFocus.org
Two More Breeders Join in Support of Fall Focus 2015:
Again this week, two more ASA members have stepped up to sponsor Fall Focus 2015 ~ Confidence Builds Success, to ensure that educational programs continue to be available to ASA members.
Thank you Brant Farms, Hinckley, MN; and Lehrman Family Simmentals, Spencer, SD;
who are joining Trinity Farms, WA, and Lanting Enterprises, ID, who have joined Pine Ridge Ranch, TX; Gibbs Farms, AL; Gateway Simmentals, MT; Tom Brothers Ranch, TX; and McDonald Farms, VA, by donating to the Foundation and tagging the funds for education, and more specifically for Fall Focus.
Fall Focus 2015, in Gettysburg, PA, will be co-hosted by the Pennsylvania Simmental Association (PSA) and the ASA, September 14-16.
Click here to register for Fall Focus
Introducing Sires to the Industry
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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 DNA@simmgene.com. By donating, you can also get a tax deduction for a charitable donation to a non profit organization.
Shear Force Accuracy BullsWant 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!