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$20 Genomic test including parentage

You've come to expect ASA to leverage all its resources to provide the industry with the best prices and most robust science.  The Cowherd DNA Roundup is a perfect example of a breed association that works for you.  
Breeders who submit a DNA sample on their entire cowherd can get genomically enhanced EPDs and parentage for $20/test.  Like how that sounds?  There's more!  Breeders who submit cow weights with either body conditions scores or hip heights get an additional $5 off per test - an amazing price of $15/sample.

This project marks a major investment from the ASA towards research and development.  The $15 test is only available for the first 15,000 samples with phenotypes submitted.  There is no estimate of when the results will be available on samples submitted.  Donor cows and bulls do not qualify.  No additional DNA tests are available with this offer.

Leoma Wells, ASA's DNA and Total Herd Enrollment (THE) Specialist, will transition from DNA Services to ASA's point person for the Cowherd DNA Roundup project. When asked about the transition, Wells says, "I am excited and grateful to be a part of this revolutionary project. It combines two of my favorite areas, DNA and data collection on females. The wheels are turning and I absolutely can't wait to get started and smash the goals we have set."  In September, ASA will welcome Carolyn Wild to the DNA department to help with the daily DNA services.  

Contact Leoma Wells or Jackie Atkins for more information 406-587-4531.

North Dakota is a strong agricultural and beef cattle state, and many Simmental breeders call it home.  The Bismarck and Mandan area provides a variety of activities for the entire family including the Heritage Center, Missouri River, Fort Lincoln, and many more attractions.
The North Dakota state capitol is a beautiful site to see. It is located next to the Heritage Center, which includes a variety of artifacts and pieces of North Dakota's history, dating back 600 million years. The Missouri River, the landmark that separates Bismarck and Mandan, offers numerous recreational activities. Fort Lincoln, just south of Mandan, is a fascinating historical site offering military and Native American history. Tour the On-A-Slant Indian Village with reconstructed earth lodges or walk through Custer's house to step back in time. The North Dakota Badlands and Theodore Roosevelt National Park are a 90 minute drive  west of Bismarck and Mandan. Additionally, ND offers elite fishing, golfing, rugged biking, fine shopping, dining, and so much more!

By Laura Valenti, originally published in Ozarks Farm & Neighbor      |      

Kris and Glenn Callison moved from California to rural Lawrence County, outside Mount Vernon, Mo., upon Glenn's medical retirement as a state fire fighter and chimney sweep in California more than a decade ago.
"Many of Glenn's family members already lived in this area, working with dairy and beef cattle," Kris shared recently at her home, surrounded by their children, Rebekah (20), Rachel (15) and Seth (12).
"We knew we wanted to raise cattle and attended the Ozark Empire Fair and Farmfest in Springfield, Mo. We looked at three different breeds, but it was the people who raised Simmentals who really reached out to us," she recalled. "They were so friendly and have an outstanding program."

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 to register and find the schedule of events.

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