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Trustee Election Ballots Have Been Mailed

Participate in the selection of members who serve on the ASA Board of Trustees by voting online or by paper ballot.  If you are sending in your paper ballot, use the enclosed envelope addressed to The Chairman of the Tellers. Please do not send it to the ASA office. We cannot forward it for you.

Here are the 2020 Trustee candidates. Please take the time to get to know them.

DNA Testing

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DNA Test Prices

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For more information on collecting samples, ordering DNA tests, timelines, interpreting results, etc., read our “Down to the Genes” articles.

 

Report results from an outside lab

DNA tests for simple traits and genetic conditions can be done outside of ASA.  In order for the results to be added on Herdbook, members can forward official results (including registration numbers) from the lab to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Results without registration numbers will experience delays.

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Phone: 406-587-4531 

 

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

Collecting Blood and TSU Samples

Collecting Hair Samples

 

 

Abnormalities

Genetic Abnormality Reporting Form

Phone ASA immediately to report the incident and take multiple photos of the affected calf. Then fill out this  form and mail/email/fax to ASA.

 

 

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Down to the Genes Series

Focus on Genetic Holds and Defect Testing

October 20, 2019 DNA
by ASA's DNA Department | Genetic defect testing and genetic holds are two of the most common subjects ASA’s DNA department handles. This month’s article will explore the most commonly-asked questions within this subject. When is genetic defect testing required? For all AI sires, herd sires, and donor dams, if risk is present on TraitTrac and not cleared by test or pedigree, the progeny will go…
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