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.
ASA Headquarters Grand Opening

ASA Headquarters Grand Opening

Grand Opening / Fall Focus / ASA Board Meeting April 19-23, 2016
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Great Interaction, ending with a Toast to ASA's New Headquarters! April's Board meeting began with youth development strategic planning and ended with a toast to the completion of ASA's new headquarters! Committee meeting agendas not only had items which needed to be addressed but include great brainstorming sessions about the future ...
02 May 2016
Do you live in the Gulf Coast region or the Fescue Belt?  If so, the University of Missouri has a deal for you!  The University of Missouri is looking to exchange GGPF250 testing for each animal with a hair shedding score (commitment of 3 years of data collection).  The University of Missouri will share those genotypes with the ASA and ultimately ...
29 April 2016
Our old friend and longtime ASA employee, Marty Ropp, recently wrote an excellent article on contemporary grouping.  It is a must read for anyone who desires to group their cattle in a manner that achieves the most accurate EPDs possible.   Marty Ropp, CEO, Business Development Specialist & Field Representative, Allied Genetic Resources ...
15 April 2016
American Cattlemen   |   Published March 14, 2016    |    Cattle producers are always searching for answers to the question, “How do I improve my bottom line?” It’s a difficult question to answer, especially if, as a producer, you are making the decisions all on your own. The good news is there are organizations out there now that can off er ...
10 April 2016
Looking back on the moments - the memories - those were the days.  Would you like to share your Simmental memories?  ASA is publishing a chronological history of Simmental and asking members to submit photos and memories to etroendle@simmgene.com.  Back in 2008, ASA celebrated 40 years of commitment to the success of our members. SimTalk ran a ...
23 March 2016

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Have You Herd? Blog

  • DNA – Your Insurance Policy

    HAVE YOU HERD? Apr 22, 2016 | 11:29 am

    DNA – Your Insurance Policy We are continuously asked the following questions in the DNA department. “How many more genetic defect tests will be developed?” “How can I best protect my herd if something comes up down the road?” “If my sire/dam has a clear[…]

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  • Opening Day – Fall 2016 THE Enrollments

    HAVE YOU HERD? Apr 18, 2016 | 13:42 pm

    Opening Day – Fall 2016 THE Enrollments It’s that time of year again, Total Herd Enrollment(THE) season is upon us and that means it’s time to enroll your Fall calving females. As of April 15, Fall 2016 THE enrollment is now OPEN.  Any females that will be[…]

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  • DNA – What Testing Does ASA Offer?

    Profit Through Data Apr 18, 2016 | 12:22 pm

    DNA – What Testing Does ASA Offer? Leoma Wells, DNA and Total Heard Enrollment Specialist for the American Simmental Association, explains what DNA testing ASA offers and which one you should request, on  Have you Herd, ASA’s THE and DNA blog.  To read the full article, click the link below.[…]

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  • How to Search for a Buyer Account Number

    Profit Through Data Apr 18, 2016 | 08:06 am

    How to Search for a Buyer Account Number How to do an ASA Member Search: In order to avoid multiple non-member buyer numbers, ASA recommends you look up buyer accounts prior to starting an online transfer job. If you simply type in name and address at time of transfer,[…]

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  • How to Pay your Account Online

    Profit Through Data Mar 28, 2016 | 15:30 pm

    How to Pay your Account Online 1.Log in to Herdbook (Want to know how to log-in?) 2.Click the “My Account” Tab 3. Click “Pay Account Balance”  (We ONLY Accept Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) 4. Click on the Add Payment option in the green box in the lower right hand[…]

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  • Better Contemporary Groups Makes Better Technology Work Even Better

    Apr 15, 2016 | 12:41 pm

    Better Contemporary Groups Makes Better Technology Work Even Better Rethink your contemporary groupings and fair races for 2016 – make your data count!

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  • How does parent verification work?

    Mar 7, 2016 | 17:01 pm

    How does parent verification work? Whether you use parent verification to confirm your breeding records, distinguish between AI and pasture bred calves, or to sort through progeny from a multi-sire pasture, parental validation is an important test for breeders.Roughly 10% of pedigrees reported across all[…]

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  • Genetic Accounting

    Feb 24, 2016 | 10:58 am

    Genetic Accounting By Jackie Atkins, Ph.D., Director of Science and Education at the ASA On a daily basis, cattle operations face management decisions that can make the enterprise either more or less successful. It’s not always easy to know what the right[…]

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Upcoming Sales

05 May 2016
Nelson Simmental/SimAngus Bull Sale
Glasgow, MT
06 May 2016
Southern New England Simmental Association's Annual Sale
Springfield, MA
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07 May 2016
Stars and Stripes Sale
Gettysburg, PA
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07 May 2016
The Hunt at Shipwreck Cattle Company
Grandview, TX
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21 May 2016
Buzzard Hollow Ranch Designer's Classic
Granbury, TX
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21 May 2016
Sloup and Hilltop Simmentals Spring Turn Out Sale
Seward, NE
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