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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.

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

Industry News

New November HOLSim Bull List Now Available

November 15, 2019 Industry News ASA
Download the bull list here. In April 2019, the American Simmental Association (ASA) and Holstein Association USA (HAUSA) announced the formation of the HOLSimTM branded beef program that identifies elite SimAngusTM bulls with specific production attributes…

2019 Candidate Profiles. 2020 ASA Board of Trustees Election is in its Final Stage

November 14, 2019 Industry News ASA
Election ballots will be mailed on or before November 14, 2019, to all active, adult members. One of the many goals of this year's Board is to continue the past two years Boards’ mission: to encourage active, adult members to either run for the ASA Board of…

Genetics of Male Fertility Study with Kansas State University We Need Your Help!

A team of researchers at Kansas State University are venturing into uncharted territory in beef cattle genetics: male fertility.  ASA is helping KSU gather data from our members to study various genetic predictors of male fertility. Breeders with breeding soundness exam records or individual pregnancy records on registered or commercial cows bred to registered bulls can send data to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All data must be submitted electronically on a spreadsheet. 

Download a template spreadsheet here:  Excel     CSV



BSE records:

Herd and location (can be dummy ID, doesn’t matter to us as long as it’s specific and consistent)


Registration Number

Morphology (including specific abnormality data if available)





Scrotal circumference (if taken)

Collection method (electroejaculation, etc.)

Conception records:

Dam registration (if exists)

Dam’s sire registration (if exists)

Sire registration

Breeding dates

Herd and location (can be dummy ID, as long as it’s specific and consistent)

Preg check date and result

Days pregnant (if not open)

Days in milk

Which service (or info from all services)


Preg check technician



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