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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  • The Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) will be hosting the 2017 Simmental Federation of Americas meeting. It will be held in conjunction with the National Simmental Show during the Canadian Western Agribition, November 20-25th, in Regina, Saskatchewan. US Simmental breeders and affiliated industries are invited to attend. A block of rooms is available until October 20, 2017, at the Double Tree by Hilton Regina. Registration is at a discounted rate before September 15. Go to www.simmental.com to register and find the schedule of events.
  • The Texas Junior Simmental Simbrah Association (TJSSA) held their 45th State Futurity June 8-11, 2017 at the Brazos County Expo Center in Bryan, Texas. Futurity activities included contests to prepare participants for the National Classic, cattle show, director elections, Queen/Sweetheart contest, and the awarding of $19,000 in scholarships. It was a record breaking year with 143 youth competing in the events, and 193 head of cattle shown.   The TJSSA Board of Directors conducted officer elections, electing Payton Meuth, Floresville, President; Amelia Stavinoha, Eagle Lake, Vice President; Claire Godwin, Round Rock, Secretary; Wyatt Jackson, Blum, Treasurer; Andrew Cano, Edcouch, Reporter; Megan Rogers, Lockhart, Historian; and Colton Franks, Emory, Parliamentarian. Amelia Stavinoha was selected TJSSA Queen and Mia Barba, Rosharon, was selected TJSSA Sweetheart.
  • (Click on the article title to access the links).   Peter Courtney Memorial Scholarship Application Extended Attention all AJSA members!  DP Sales Management is sponsoring the Peter Courtney Memorial Scholarship that will cover the registration cost and a travel stipend for one young person to attend. Click here for the application.     Fill out the application and send to ajsa@simmgene.com. Deadline is July 1.    For more details on The Summit, click here.   Nathan Adkins Memorial Scholarship The Nathan Adkins Memorial Scholarship is awarded at the Simmental Breeders Sweepstakes in memory of AJSA member Nathan Adkins. This $1,000 scholarship recognizes one young person. The scholarship application can be found at www.simmentalbreederssweepstakes.com, and should be submitted electronically on the website. Application deadline is July 3 by midnight.   
  • by Tori R. Perkins, Texas Tech University       |        When you hear the term American-breed cattle, you often think about their distinctive ear and underline. Well in the early 1990s, when a producer heard “Brahman influence,” it often meant a 10 to 12 percent discount per pound at payday. At the time, the Certified Angus Beef Program was gaining national popularity, and cattlemen were being discouraged from using Brahman genetics in their production. The discount at payday and misrepresentation of Brahman and Brahman-influenced cattle sparked the idea Jim Reeves’s mind that the American breeds needed to come together and advocate for the cattle they produce. “Despite several nay-sayers, my fellow [breed] executives agreed to join together in the effort to better compete with the onslaught of British and Continental Breeds,” said Reeves, co-founder


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28 Jun 2017
AJSA NC Regional Classic
09 Jul 2017
AJSA National Classic
Registration coming soon
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
Co-hosted by: ND Simmental Association and the ASA
Ramkota Hotel Headquarters
800 South 3rd St.
Bismarck, ND 58504
(701) 258-7700
Room Block: "Fall Focus"
Room block deadline is Sept. 4, 2017 Register here


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