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The American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation thanks you!

 

A special thank you to Werning Cattle for their purchase of the TransOva Genetics donation at the SimMagic on Ice for $3,000. This donation will go directly to providing scholarships for our AJSA members.

Pictured left to right are representatives from TransOva Genetics, Lori Eberspacher, Holli Hatmaker, Emily Brinkman, Jared Werning of Werning Cattle, John Walston, Kiersten Jass, Clay Sunberg, Fred Schuetze, and Greg Burden.

 


 American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Foundation is to encourage by public or private contribution, support of worthwhile educational and charitable projects that are of interest and benefit to devotees of the American Simmental Association. Further to receive, maintain, use and apply donated funds for such purposes; and to implement such educational and charitable projects, including, but not limited to:

  • Support of ASA's youth program through scholarships or program sponsorship.
  •  Continuing education programs for beef enthusiasts and members of the youth program. 
  • Expanded educational programs for ASA and members of the beef industry in the areas of performance testing, leadership, and bovine management.
  • Research grants to qualified colleges and universities, for documentation of bovine performance, and research into the prevention of, or cure for cattle diseases.
  • Other projects or activities as may be determined by the parent association.

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Contributions designated for this endowment will be invested as part of good financial planning to ensure the Foundation will stay strongly committed to its mission and to ensure ASA continues to advance and maintain its leadership in the industry.

Previous donations to the Foundation were invested by the current and past Foundation board members to create this endowment.  The endowment is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding which allows stability for the future and will provide a steady source of income over time.  The Foundation may commit a percentage of the invested capital each year toward an educational, research or youth program.


 

 

Sponsorship Opportunity

Foundation Wall (picture of branded wood)
“Brand Yourself in Simmental History”; be included in the ASA newly built office building, through a personalized branded wall plaque, or landscape by dedicating a tree outside the building. Several levels of sponsorship exist, with all proceeds going to the Foundation.  You may designate which of the three pillars you wish to support by tagging your donation to a specific project.

 

Specific Objectives

 

Education

Fall Educational Symposium. Each fall the ASA will host an educational session in conjunction with the fall board meeting.  The 2014 session was very successful with nearly 150 attendees.  The day-long event featured genetically oriented talks from nationally recognized experts in livestock genetics and animal breeding.  Seedstock producers, commercial cattlemen, industry personnel, other breed associations and academics participated in the session and following social.  Join us in hosting the 2015 Educational Session by donating funds for this event. Goal $10,000/year.

Steer Profitability Contest
The AJSA Steer Profitability Competition (SPC) is designed to provide members of the AJSA meaningful exposure to the opportunities and challenges associated with cattle feeding. The SPC will not only allow participants to measure and compare the profitability of their own animal(s), but of greater importance, will introduce young beef enthusiasts to peers, mentors, industry advocates, and experiences that are exceedingly difficult to acquire for any beef producer.  

 

Research

Feed Intake Project. The cost of feed is the number one cost to the beef industry annually (65% of the production cost of beef). The ability to predict differences in feedlot intake of sires’ offspring is an important component in the assessment of differences in profitability between sires. The Feed Intake Project collects individual feed intake data on calves of known sire groups to improve our ability to predict feed intake and thus improve our ability to predict differences in profit. Goal $30,000/year.

Walton-Berry Graduate Student Support Grant Walton-Berry Graduate Student Support Grant supports graduate education with an emphasis on genetic improvement of livestock. The fund originally started by Jim Berry of Wildberry Farms, honors Dr. Bob Walton’s lifelong efforts in animal breeding and raising Simmental cattle. Walton-Berry Graduate Student Support Grant funds graduate education in research programs to directly improve applied livestock genetics and help build future experts in animal breeding. There are two awards - one for $5,000 and a second for $3,000 for graduate education programs; each recipient contributes to ASA Publication regarding their research both SimTalk and the Register.

Youth

AJSA Canadian Exchange Project. Each summer, two AJSA Board of Trustee members will be randomly selected to attend the Young Canadian Simmental Association National Classic. This is more than just an opportunity to travel, but rather an opportunity for AJSA members to learn about international agriculture, new ideas to progress the association, and gain new friends in an attempt to build their resume and personal experience.

National Classic Facility Support. Together as one team, our junior programs will flourish! The Eastern and Western Regions have each formed state groups to fundraise for their yearly Regional Classics. The Eastern Regional group hosts a fundraiser at the NAILE each year, allowing states in the east to step up more freely to host classics, due to a lower financial cost. Following suit of a previously successful regional group, the Western Region formed their own group. The key is to see states within a specific region as one unit, rather than individuals. The establishment of these regional groups is
to raise funds for the Eastern and Western Regional Classics, despite which state holds the classic.


Merit Awards.
Dollars for scholars. Established in 1981, the Merit Award is designed to provide recognition to junior members who have made “significant contributions to their community, home, family, school and the Simmental or Simbrah breeds of cattle.” As college tuition continues to increase, the Foundation continues to support 16 AJSA members each year by awarding over $26,250 in scholarships, 11 Silver Merit Awards and 5 Gold Merit Awards, to help them continue their collegiate educational endeavors.  Click here


Eastern and Western Regional Classics.
Together as one team, our junior programs will flourish! The Eastern and Western Regions have each formed state groups to fundraise for their yearly Regional Classics. The Eastern Regional group hosts a fundraiser at the NAILE each year, allowing states in the east to step up more freely to
host classics, due to a lower financial cost. Following suit of a previously successful regional group, the Western Region formed their own group. The key is to see states within a specific region as one unit, rather than individuals. The establishment of these regional groups is to raise funds for the Eastern and Western Regional Classics, despite which state holds the classic.

 

Click here to make a donation to the ASA-Simbrah Foundation.

Please direct donation inquiries to Linda Kesler  406-587-4531

American Simmental~Simbrah Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

 

                      

Upcoming Sales

22 Feb 2018
Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale
Springfield, IL
22 Feb 2018
Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic Simmental Sale
Kearney, NE
website
24 Feb 2018
Hofmann Simmental Farms' "Buy Your Way" Bull Sale
Clay Center, KS
website
24 Feb 2018
Mid-America Simmental Sale
Springfield, IL
website
24 Feb 2018
Minnesota State Simmental Sale
Rochester , MN
website
25 Feb 2018
Hicks Cattle Company's Inaugural Sale
Covington, IN
web
25 Feb 2018
Hofmann Simmental Farms' "Buy Your Way" Bull Sale
Clay Center, KS
website
25 Feb 2018
Southwest Simmental Group's Spring Production Sale
Dunlap, IA
website
26 Feb 2018
Dakota Ladies Online Sale

website
26 Feb 2018
Hofmann Simmental Farms' "Buy Your Way" Bull Sale
Clay Center, KS
website
26 Feb 2018
Lehrman Family Simmentals' Annual Production Sale
Mitchell, SD
<a href="/site/http://ebersale.com/upcoming_sales.html" target="_blank">website</a>
27 Feb 2018
Hill's Ranch Production Sale
Stanford, MT
website
27 Feb 2018
Hofmann Simmental Farms' "Buy Your Way" Bull Sale
Clay Center, KS
website
27 Feb 2018
Houston International Simmental/Simbrah Sale
Houston, TX
Website
27 Feb 2018
Larson XL Simmental's 39th Annual Bull Sale
Mandan, ND
website
28 Feb 2018
C Diamond Simmentals' Production Sale
Dawson, ND
catalog
01 Mar 2018
Brink Simmentals' Private Treaty Bull Sale
Elkader, IA
website
01 Mar 2018
Hofmann Simmental Farms' "Buy Your Way" Bull Sale
Clay Center, KS
website
01 Mar 2018
JMB Angus/Rains Simmental's Bull Sale
Sharon Springs, KS
website
01 Mar 2018
Keller Broken Heart Ranch Annual Production Sale
Mandan, ND
website
02 Mar 2018
Diamond Bar S Bull Sale
Great Falls, MT
02 Mar 2018
Eichacker Simmentals' Annual Bull Sale
Salem, SD
website
02 Mar 2018
Hofmann Simmental Farms' "Buy Your Way" Bull Sale
Clay Center, KS
website
03 Mar 2018
Hofmann Simmental Farms' "Buy Your Way" Bull Sale
Clay Center, KS
website
03 Mar 2018
Kentucky Beef Expo Simmental Sale
Louisville, KY
catalog
03 Mar 2018
Trinity Farms' Generations of Excellence Sale
Ellensburg, WA
website
03 Mar 2018
Walsh Simmental Bull Sale
Hubbard, NE
catalog
04 Mar 2018
Gateway Genetics Versatility+ Bull Sale
Pierce, NE
website
04 Mar 2018
Gold Bullion Group's 15th Annual Bull Sale
Wamego, KS
website
06 Mar 2018
Dikeman and Huninghake Premium Genetics Bull Sale
Wamego, KS
website
06 Mar 2018
Doll Simmental Ranch 38th Annual Production Sale
Mandan, ND
website
06 Mar 2018
Open 8 Genetics' 3rd Annual Bull Sale
Charlo, MT
website
08 Mar 2018
Cattleman's Kind Bull Sale
San Saba, TX
08 Mar 2018
Kearns Cattle Co. 29th Annual Bull Sale
Rushville, NE
website
08 Mar 2018
Schmig Simmental Ranch 34th Annual Production Ranch
Stockholm, SD
website

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/simmgene.com/schmig?hceid=c2ltbWdlbmUuY29tX2wyYWJnaHI5aW9yMXAyMzNiZThoaWMzaGRvQGdyb3VwLmNhbGVuZGFyLmdvb2dsZS5jb20.4dnemil5rpfuqcqgbp7ci1lvdq&hs=121
08 Mar 2018
Volk Livestock's Genetic Options Sale
West Point, NE
http://www.volklivestock.com

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/simmgene.com/volk-livestock?hceid=c2ltbWdlbmUuY29tX2wyYWJnaHI5aW9yMXAyMzNiZThoaWMzaGRvQGdyb3VwLmNhbGVuZGFyLmdvb2dsZS5jb20.7ehjran7emlsobk1c29caehnac&hs=121
10 Mar 2018
Carcass Performance Partners 15th Annual Bull Sale
Lucedale, MS
website
10 Mar 2018
Great Lakes Beef Connection Bull Sale
Clare, MI
catalog
10 Mar 2018
Tennessee Beef Agribition
Lebanon, TN
website
10 Mar 2018
Yardley Cattle Company's 45th Annual Bull Sale
Beaver, UT
http://www.yardleycattleco.com/
11 Mar 2018
Gonsior Simmental Production Sale
Fullerton, NE
catalog
14 Mar 2018
3rd Annual R.A. Brown Ranch's Spring Bull Sale
Putnam, OK
website
14 Mar 2018
R.A. Brown Ranch's 3rd Annual Spring Bull Sale
Throckmorton, TX
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14 Mar 2018
The Ultra Czech-Mate Bull Sale
Innisfail, SK
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16 Mar 2018
3C Christensen Ranch and NLC Simmental Ranch Annual Production Sale
Wessington, SD
catalog
16 Mar 2018
Marshall and Fenner Farms and Murphy Cattle Company's Bull and Female Sale
Marshall Junction, MO
website
16 Mar 2018
Sunflower Genetics' Annual Sale
Maple Hill, KS
website
17 Mar 2018
Altenburg Super Baldy Ranch's 26th Anniversary Annual Bull and Heifer Sale
Fort Collins, CO
website
17 Mar 2018
Dickinson Simmental and Angus Ranch 44rd Annual Production Sale
Gorham, KS
website
17 Mar 2018
Lechleiter 30th Annual Bull Sale
Loma, CO
catalog
17 Mar 2018
Ohio Beef Expo/Eastern Spring Classic Sale
Columbus, OH
website
17 Mar 2018
Red Hill Farms' "More Than a Bull XII", Bull and Female Sale
Lafayette, TN
website
17 Mar 2018
Rockin H Simmentals' Annual Production Sale
Canby, MN
website
19 Mar 2018
Bridle Bit Simmentals 4th Annual All Terrain Bull Sale
Walsh, CO
website
20 Mar 2018
Open Gate Ranch Sale
Simms, MT
website
20 Mar 2018
Schrader Ranch's 16th Annual Bull Sale
Wells, KS
website
20 Mar 2018
TSN Simmentals' Annual Bull Sale
Platte, SD
<a href="/site/http://www.tsnsimmentals.com" target="_blank">website</a>
23 Mar 2018
Drake Cattle Co. Simmental Bull Sale
Centerville, IA
website
23 Mar 2018
Vertical Edge Genetics "Bulls In Bancroft" Production Sale
Bancroft, ID
website
24 Mar 2018
Harriman Santa Fe Top of the Breed Bull and Heifer Sale
Windsor, MO
website
24 Mar 2018
T Heart Ranch High Altitude Bull Sale
La Garita, CO
website

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