SimGenetics

Long term success in the beef business depends largely on the continued support of beef consumers.  The world demand for quality beef is high, and the American Simmental Association (ASA) is committed to providing consumers with safe, affordable, and tasty beef.

ASA's Carcass Merit Program, Feed Conversion data and Calving Ease research establishes Simmental as a beef industry leader combining growth and carcass value with outstanding cow traits. ASA's research is backed by the most extensively documented and databased genetics in the industry

In addition to high value purebred cattle, Simmental genetics' flexibility allows operations to capture genetics from unique British and Continental sources in order to produce specialized animals for cattle exhibitors and other niche markets in the beef industry.

 

Purebred Simmental Percentile Table

Hybrid Percentile Table

"Simmental Cattle" Cattle.com

"Simmental...The Perfect Complement"
Aaron Arnett,Ph.D, Select Sires,Inc., SimTalk

Making a Logical Case for SimGenetics
Marty Ropp

Table for Calculating Breed Percentage

Breed % Chart

 

Have You Herd? Blog

TReg Blog

  • Teaming Technology with Tradition

    TREG Aug 8, 2016 | 15:22 pm

    Teaming Technology with Tradition Teaming Technology with Tradition Interview with Jackie Atkins, Coordinator of Fall Focus 2016 by Emme Troendle Tell me a little bit about Fall Focus 2016, Educational Symposium and Board Meeting. “This year there are a lot of exciting, new things[…]

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  • “It Can Be Done, But It’s Not Easy”

    TREG Jul 5, 2016 | 14:56 pm

    “It Can Be Done, But It’s Not Easy” A Story of Uncommon Perseverance with Darryl McNair of Spanish Rose Simmentals By Courtney Wesner Last year, I was privileged to hear one of the most truthful stories of perseverance, heart, and guts that I have ever heard ~ it[…]

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Profit Through Data

  • How to Generate a Barn Sheet

    Profit Through Data Jul 19, 2016 | 15:33 pm

    How to Generate a Barn Sheet *Animals must be on file with ASA to appear on the barn sheet.*  A barn sheet is a worksheet designed to help collect data at chute side.  When you submit your request for a barn sheet, the lab will receive[…]

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  • How to Register a Foundation Cow or Bull

    Profit Through Data Jul 6, 2016 | 16:03 pm

    How to Register a Foundation Cow or Bull Any animal that is registered with another breed association is eligible for registration with ASA, this is called a foundation animal. Foundation registration is an in-house process. To start the registration process, please submit a copy of the primary Association’s[…]

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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 Herd 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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Science Blog

  • Red Charlie Test Now Publicly Available

    Jun 23, 2016 | 14:05 pm

    Red Charlie Test Now Publicly Available GeneSeek launched the new red coat variant test, called Red Charlie.  Breeders interested in coat color testing on a red charlie suspect animal  need to order both the regular coat color test and the red charlie test to have a[…]

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  • Red Charlie: A Newly Discovered Red Coat Color Variant

    May 13, 2016 | 09:24 am

    Red Charlie: A Newly Discovered Red Coat Color Variant In the spring of 2015, the American Simmental Association had a report of a red calf confirmed to a tested homozygous black bull.  While learning about this case, several sons of Remington Lock N Load, 2503661, appeared to carry a red coat color[…]

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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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  • Oculocutaneous Hypopigmentation (OH) testing now available through GeneSeek

    Jan 14, 2016 | 12:42 pm

    Oculocutaneous Hypopigmentation (OH) testing now available through GeneSeek Oculocutaneous hypopigmentation (OH) is a cosmetic genetic trait affecting Simmental and Angus populations.  Cattle with OH have uniformly light colored irises and a chocolate coat color.  OH is a simple recessive trait (like red coat color) meaning an animal must[…]

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