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Over the age of 21 as of January 1 of the current year.
ADULT OR JUNIOR
With this account you are able to conduct business with the ASA and have animals transferred to you within the database; however, membership benefits will not be available to you.
ADULT OR JUNIOR
Becoming a member of the American Simmental Association holds many hidden gems
Annual Service Fees
The American Simmental Association has implemented an annual service fee. There is a one-time setup fee of $50 for all new adult members. In addition, there is an annual service fee of $110, based on our fiscal year of July 1 – June 30. If you join ASA in the first half of our fiscal year (July 1- Dec 30) we require you to pay the entire $110 fee. If you join in the second half of the fiscal year (Jan 1 – June 30) we only require that you pay $55 (half of the service fee). All annual service fees are billed at the start of our fiscal year, July 1. To remain active and receive membership benefits you must pay this annual service fee each year.
Adult Membership $110/year
Junior Membership $50/year
Household Membership $160/year
This fee includes a subscription to the Register, the official publication of ASA, and access to ASA's registration and performance system.
If you are a non-member breeder that registers 2 or more calves with ASA each year, you will pay 3 times the cost that members pay to register a calf. For example:
(Per calf registration cost of $126) X (2 head)= $252
(First-time membership fee of $160) + (Per calf registration cost of $42) X (2 head)= $244
(Membership fee of $110) + (Per calf registration cost of $42) X (2 head)= $194
Already a Non-member?
If you have already purchased SimGenetics in the past, it is likely that you have a non-member account in our ASA database. With this account you have been able to conduct business with the ASA and have animals transferred to you within the database. However, the cost and membership benefits listed above have not been available to you.
Upon your decision to become a member of the American Simmental Association you will be provided with all of the above benefits.
DNA Pricing and DNA Test Information
DNA Testing Request Form
Fill out form with all the required information and email/mail/fax to ASA.
Do you have a kit on hand? Fill out this form and email to ASA. DO NOT mail this form with samples to lab! This is not official lab paperwork required for testing.
Tissue Sampling Units (TSU) can be requested through ASA by phone/email. TSU kits come in bundles of 10 sampling units.
Click here for more information on ordering TSU.
How To Collect Samples
Report Results from lab outside of ASA
Please forward results you received from the lab, these need to be official results. Include registration number of the tested animal. Results without registration numbers will experience delays in being updated.
Genetic Abnormality Reporting Form
What to Expect When Submitting DNA Samples
Click here for more information on what to expect when DNA testing animals through ASA.
Authorized Representatives of a Membership
The same privileges and responsibilities exists for all individuals listed as representatives for a membership. ASA makes no distinction (exception: item 2 below) between authorized representatives or between authorized representatives and owners, managers, primary representative.
The one exception to item 1: the primary representative has final authorization if a question or conflict arises between representatives. Every membership has a primary representative, either listed as primary or if no primary representative listed (as on older membership) it is the first person listed for the membership. The primary representative must request/sign off on changes to authorized representatives and changes to the membership name.
Any representative on behalf of the membership can:
submit data and registration requests
submit transfer request
request other Association services
requests reports and data extracts
make corrections to existing data
incur fees and charges to the membership
change address, telephone numbers, email, ASA log on password
All authorized representatives are responsible for the accuracy of information supplied by that membership and for the conduct of actions taken on behalf of that membership. All authorized representatives can be individually and/or collectively disciplined as a result of disciplinary action against the membership.
The American Simmental Association would like to thank you for joining our Association.
At the ASA, we take our mission statement seriously,
“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. Our highest priority is to maintain and nurture services and products which bring value to ASA members customers.”
We pride ourselves in the programs we have available for your advantage, and our friendly customer service staff are just a phone call away.
Ways the American Simmental Association Keeps You Informed
Stay Informed With the Most Up-To-Date Information From ASA
Subscribe to eNews and other informational newsletters from the ASA. AJSA, eBlast, Sales Call, and THE/DNA
ASA Science Blog: The Science of Animal Breeding
tReg Blog: TREG is an extended electronic version of the Register.
Profit Through Data Blog: Keep informed on data submission, relevant ASA news and deadlines, tools available through Herdbook services, and much more.
Have You Herd Blog: Keep informed on issues pertaining to Total Herd Enrollment(THE) and DNA services.
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