Here is a checklist to make sure you’re off to the right start for the Regional and National Classics:
✓Are you a paid-up AJSA member?
Before you try to enter a Classic you need to be an active junior member. Keep in mind: simply joining your state association is not enough! Become a Junior member today to ensure you can get started on your Classic registration and avoid a priority processing fee. Go to simmental.org to find the Junior Membership Application form.
✓Want to know if you have paid your Annual Service Fee (ASF)?
Log into your Herdbook account, and on your Account tab, it will indicate whether you are “Current” or not. If it says “Not Current”, call the ASA office to have your ASF re-billed.
✓Do you know your member number and password?
You’ll need to log on to Herdbook to complete your entries. Call the ASA office or email to find out your membership number or password.
✓Do you know your animal’s registration number?
You’ll need to know the ASA registration number to complete your entry.
If you need to find your animal, you can go to “Data Search”, select “Animal Search”, type the tattoo of your calf in the “Tattoo” field, check the box above the search button that says “Search only my animals”, and click the “Search” button.
If your animal still needs to be registered, you will need to do this prior to the deadline day. ASA processing turnaround time is 5-7 business days, and priority processing is 1-2 days.
Calf registration can be completed online on your schedule. Go to herdbook.org to log-in and complete your registration today!
✓Do you need to DNA test your animal prior to registering? For general DNA testing questions, go to page 32 or visit the website.
✓If you aren’t the owner of the animal you’re exhibiting, are you an authorized representative on the owner’s account? Even the spelling of your name matters, Herdbook can’t make judgment calls. To be added onto the animal owner’s account, you can find the required Membership Change Form on simmental.org, under membership. After you and the animal’s owner sign the form, you can scan and email, fax, or mail it into the ASA office.
✓Do you know the deadline? If you don’t have your entries in by the late deadline, you won’t be able to attend.
Regional Classic deadline: 4:30 p.m. MT, May 8 late entry deadline: 4:30 p.m. MT, May 15 (fees double)
National Classic deadline: 4:30 p.m. MT, May 22 late entry deadline: 4:30 p.m. MT, May 29 (fees double)
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