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Board Meeting: We are holding the April Board meeting in-person in Bozeman! We are restricted with the number of people who may attend in-person but hope you’ll watch the broadcast on April 22 and April 23. Watch for more details at and Facebook.
Committee Meetings: Committee meetings are being held prior to the board meetings for the next two weeks – April 5 through 15th.  You are welcome to join (via webinar); go to to register.
 All times are MDT
Growth & Development:  Monday, April 12 starting at 5:00 pm Mountain
Simbrah:    Thursday, April 15 starting at 5:00 pm Mountain

 Walton~Berry Graduate Student Support Grant

Supported by the American Simmental~Simbrah Foundation
The entry Deadline is April 15, 2021, with the announcement of the recipient by May 15.

Announcements and Events

Fall Focus – 2021 and 2022 Updates

March 27, 2021 Events ASA
Pandemic – it is not a four-letter word, but the response is probably the same. You wonder what is coming after that word is said. There are still challenges…

Industry News

A Chromosome's Worth Of Difference

March 19, 2021 Industry News ASA
How EPDs may tell a different story than performance records or parental averages. By Sean McGrath, Genetics and Beef Consultant and Rancher While EPDs have been around for several decades there is still a lot of confusion about where they come from and their…

53rd Annual Meeting and Convention Proceedings

March 17, 2021 Industry News ASA
January 28 - 29, 2021 — Virtual | Finance By J.W. Brune, TreasurerCommittee members: J.W. Brune, Tim Curran, Jim Ligon, Mike Forman, and Randy Moody Staff leads: Linda Kesler, CFO, and Wade Shafer, EVP The Background of the Finance Committee: It shall consist…

ASA Spotlight

A Successful Cattlemen's Congress

March 27, 2021 ASA Spotlight ASA
SimMagic On Ice, Volume 12, was held Sunday, January 10 at Cattlemen's Congress. The sale kicked off with donations lots for the American Simmental-Simbrah…

Continuation of a Classic

March 27, 2021 ASA Spotlight ASA
By Lilly Platts | Jason and Nikki Gress raise Fleckvieh cattle for the modern producer at Little Creek Cattle, Inc. Editor’s note: The Gress family was…

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Back to Basics

Naming an Animal

January 09, 2021 Back to Basics ASA
The processing team has noticed an increase in the frequency of questions on how to name your animals. Below are guidelines to help. An Animal Name: ■ May be up to 30 characters, including spaces, prefixes, dashes, or slashes. ■ In addition to letters or numbers, the following characters are eligible for use: & / - _ `. ■ Only the applicant’s approved…

Down to the Genes Series

Why an Animal May Not Have GE (Genomically Enhanced) EPDs

January 29, 2021 DNA
Heading into the new year and the start of bull sale preparation, one of the DNA Department’s most frequently asked questions is why an animal doesn’t have GE (genomically-enhanced) EPDs after completing a genomic test. This article explores the general process and common reasons why GE may not appear on an animal’s record in Herdbook. The Process After an animal is tested on a genomic panel…

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IGS and the Pursuit of Better Cattle


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