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.
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.
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Nancy Tom meets with Wade Shafer and ASA staff during her visit at the ASA office this week.

 

Montana State University Animal Science students visit the ASA headquarters and listen to a presentation by Wade Shafer.

 

Wade Shafer, ASA EVP; Bob Patacini

Bob Patacini, Patacini Cattle Company, Moses Lake, WA, stopped by the ASA headquarters for a quick visit on his way to Montana State University. In addition to raising seedstock cattle, Patacini is also an ultrasound technician.

Nancy Chesterfield, ASA Pubs ad sales manager, visits with Nancy and Don Burnham from Prickly Pear Ranch, Helena, MT. The Burnhams stopped in to visit the ASA headquarters on their way home from TX.

       

Industry News

  • SimAngusTM bull to sell at the New Day Genetics Bull Sale in Osceola, MO on April 8th. Click for article
  • By Marty Ropp      |       The cost of producing and selling environment.   When you ask producers, what condition they prefer to buy seedstock cattle in, they regularly reply, "I just don't want to buy over-fat bulls". In fact, for a variety of reasons, seedstock buyers rarely prioritize or purchase "lean" cattle partially because not enough producers offer them for sale in normal body condition. Service-age bulls for purchase with ultrasound measures of .15 to .25 inches of back fat are just not the norm (yearling bulls will generally increase .05 to .1 inches during the 30 days between ultrasound measures and sale). Females less than condition score six or seven too are regularly discriminated against at purchase time despite the production challenges that can come with that extra condition. So why always the fat ones? I know that generalization isn't fair for
  • Jimmy Holliman of Marion Junction was raised on a cattle and cotton farm in the Mississippi Delta. He received a B.S. in Animal Science and a Master’s Degree in Animal Nutrition from Mississippi State University. Holliman was employed by Auburn University for 38 years at the Black Belt Research and Extension Center in Marion Junction. He was named Director of the station in 1989. Jimmy started Circle H Cattle Farm in 1982 where he raises outstanding Black Simmental cattle. He is a member of the Next Step Cattle Company where he serves as President. Holliman is widely known as a local, state and national leader in the beef cattle industry. He has served as director of the Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association for 35 years, serving as President in 2003. He is currently President of the Dallas County Farmers
  • Minnesota Cattlemen's Association Recognizes Wulf Cattle     |    Wulf Cattle of Morris, MN was awarded the National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Cow/Calf Award by the National Beef Quality Assurance Program during the 2017 National Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, TN.  The National Beef Quality Assurance Cow/Calf Award recognizes an outstanding beef farmer or farm family that best demonstrates animal care and handling principles as part of the day-to-day activities on their respective farm, as well as a strong desire to continually improve BQA on their farm while encouraging others to implement this farmer education program. “Ensuring beef safety and quality is the primary goal of the BQA program. Wulf Cattle embraces all aspects of BQA and takes their employee trainings far beyond the simple certification by creating and implementing a
  • Moser Ranch    |     Wheaton, Kansas     |     By Audrey Hambright Harry and Lisa Moser of Moser Ranch near Wheaton, Kansas, have made an excellent team. From performing all aspects of physical labor around the ranch, to making management and business decisions, their approach has helped create a thriving, family-run operation. Harry, born and raised in North Dakota, was attending a Block & Bridle Conference in Fargo as an animal science student from North Dakota State University, where he met Lisa, an animal science student from Kansas State University. Both were raised on diversified agriculture operations engraining in each of them a love for beef cattle, leading them to pursue common educational endeavors and eventually getting married in 1982. The Moser’s started their journey together working on Harry’s father’s

              

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From Phenotypes to EPDs The Genetic Model
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Effects of Implants and Additives. Dr. Doug Hufstedler
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  • From the Ground Up

    TREG Mar 20, 2017 | 10:21 am

    From the Ground Up A performance driven South Dakota seedstock rancher builds a legacy for the next generation. By Emme Troendle When he purchased his first Simmental at the age of 12, Mike Stavick of Veblen, South Dakota, knew that he wanted to be[…]

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  • Belief in His Breed

    TREG Feb 17, 2017 | 09:12 am

    Belief in His Breed South Dakota Simmental producer begins role on board of national group. By: Janelle Atyeo, Tri-State Neighbor The barn on the Eichacker farm near Salem, S.D., gets plenty of use. This time of year, it’s a cozy place for newborn Simmental and[…]

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  • Multi-breed Stayability EPDs: Here’s what you need to know

    Feb 2, 2017 | 14:30 pm

    Multi-breed Stayability EPDs: Here’s what you need to know 1.) Multi-breed stayability: The new stayability EPD is calculated for all cattle in the database (not just for purebred and fullblood Simmental).  As stayability is a very important economically relevant trait for female production, the ability to have stayability calculations[…]

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  • ASA releases the first evaluation with BOLT and Single Step genomic enhanced EPDs!

    Dec 28, 2016 | 12:06 pm

    ASA releases the first evaluation with BOLT and Single Step genomic enhanced EPDs! The Spring 2017 EPDs were released on 12/22/16 including a Multi-breed Stayability prediction using BOLT and single step genomic evalution (evaluating the genomics, pedigree, and phenotype information in one process rather than blending in the genomics later).  This marks the[…]

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  • Montana State University Steer-A-Yeer Program

    Oct 24, 2016 | 15:51 pm

    Montana State University Steer-A-Yeer Program BOZEMAN — Montana State University’s College of Agriculture is seeking donations of steers for its Steer-A-Year program, which allows students to continue their hands-on learning of the beef industry. Donated steers provide students with applied learning experiences in courses such[…]

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Resource Links

Upcoming Sales

24 Mar 2017
Drake Cattle Co. Simmental Bull Sale
Centerville, IA
website
25 Mar 2017
Campbell Simmental's Bull Sale
Ignacio, CO
25 Mar 2017
Dickinson Simmental and Angus Ranch 43rd Annual Production Sale
Gorham, KS
website
25 Mar 2017
Harriman Santa Fe Top of the Breed Bull and Heifer Sale
Windsor, MO
website
25 Mar 2017
T Heart Ranch High Altitude Bull Sale
La Garita, CO
website
25 Mar 2017
Tingle Farms' Pave the Way, Spring Vol. 1 Sale
New Castle, KY
website
25 Mar 2017
Vertical Edge Genetics "Bulls In Bancroft" Production Sale
Bancroft, ID
website
25 Mar 2017
Wildberry Farms Bull and Bred Heifer Sale
Hanover, IL
website
26 Mar 2017
Wisconsin Simmental Association's Spring Spectacular Sale
Lancaster, WI
website
28 Mar 2017
Kearns Cattle Co. 25th Annual Best of Both Worlds Bull Sale
Rushville, NE
website
29 Mar 2017
Diamond H Ranch's Annual Production Sale
LaCrosse, KS
website
31 Mar 2017
Southeast Elite Female Sale
Perry, GA
website
31 Mar 2017
Spring into Excellence Simmental Sale
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA
catalog
01 Apr 2017
Bulls of the Bluegrass
Mt. Sterling, KY
website
01 Apr 2017
McDonald Farms' 14th Annual "Pick of the Pen" Bull Sale
Blacksburg, VA
catalog
01 Apr 2017
The Gathering at Shoal Creek
Excelsior Springs, MO
website
01 Apr 2017
Wisconsin Beef Improvement Association's 60th Performance Selected Bull Sale
Platteville, WI
website
07 Apr 2017
Canaday Ranch 39th Annual Pride in Performance Sale
Yankton, SD
07 Apr 2017
South Dakota State University Bull Sale
Brookings, SD
website
08 Apr 2017
Brant Farms Genetic Balance Sale
Hinckley, MN
website
08 Apr 2017
Cattlemen's Choice
Talmo, GA
website
08 Apr 2017
Choctaw County Land and Cattle's Sale
Boswell, OK
website
08 Apr 2017
New Day Genetics' Spring Sale
Osceola, Missouri
website
08 Apr 2017
Southeast All Black Classic
Greenwood, FL
website
12 Apr 2017
New Day Genetics' Spring Sale
Harrison, Arkansas
website
12 Apr 2017
Northwest Bull Fest
Burlington, ND
website
13 Apr 2017
Virginia Simmental Association SimSensation Sale
Harrisonburg, VA
website
15 Apr 2017
1st Annual Southwest Showcase Sale
Crockett, TX
website
15 Apr 2017
Nelson Livestock Company Production Sale
Wibaux, MT
website
18 Apr 2017
Hudson Pines Farm's "Heifers on the Hudson" Online Sale

website
04 May 2017
Nelson Simmental/SimAngus Bull Sale
Glasgow, MT
05 May 2017
Collier Diamond C Ranch's Diamond Jubilee
Stephenville, TX
website
05 May 2017
Southern New England Simmental Association's Annual Sale
Springfield, MA
website
06 May 2017
Collier Diamond C Ranch's Diamond Jubilee
Stephenville, TX
website
06 May 2017
Stars and Stripes Sale
Gettysburg, PA
website
20 May 2017
Buzzard Hollow Ranch Designer's Classic
Granbury, TX
website
20 May 2017
Sloup and Hilltop Simmentals Spring Turn Out Sale
Seward, NE
website
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