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

  • Fall Sire Summary Deadline – June 1

    HAVE YOU HERD? May 27, 2016 | 16:06 pm

    Fall Sire Summary Deadline – June 1 To have your calving data included in the next genetic evaluation it needs to be submitted no later than June 1, 2016.  Data turned in by June 1 will have new EPDs posted around the first week of August.  If[…]

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  • Red Charlie – FAQs

    HAVE YOU HERD? May 16, 2016 | 08:56 am

    Red Charlie – FAQs In order to understand Red Charlie, a new red coat variant, breeders must first understand the inheritance and DNA testing for the main coat color gene. The following is a brief summary. Coat Color inheritance: The main gene that controls[…]

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TReg Blog

Profit Through Data

  • 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 Heard 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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  • How to Search for a Buyer Account Number

    Profit Through Data Apr 18, 2016 | 08:06 am

    How to Search for a Buyer Account Number How to do an ASA Member Search: In order to avoid multiple non-member buyer numbers, ASA recommends you look up buyer accounts prior to starting an online transfer job. If you simply type in name and address at time of transfer,[…]

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  • How to Pay your Account Online

    Profit Through Data Mar 28, 2016 | 15:30 pm

    How to Pay your Account Online 1.Log in to Herdbook (Want to know how to log-in?) 2.Click the “My Account” Tab 3. Click “Pay Account Balance”  (We ONLY Accept Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) 4. Click on the Add Payment option in the green box in the lower right hand[…]

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Science Blog

  • 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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  • eBEEF.org – A Great Animal Breeding and Genetics Resource

    Dec 31, 2015 | 16:25 pm

    eBEEF.org – A Great Animal Breeding and Genetics Resource Have you checked out eBEEF.org yet?  eBEEF is an effort of 6 extension specialist to provide accurate information about breeding and genetics in beef cattle.  The eBEEF team, Drs. Darrh Bullock, Jared Decker, Megan Rolf, Matthew Spangler, Alison Van Eenennaam, and[…]

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