Progress Through Performance (PTP)
PTP Regulations (These apply to all PTP shows.)
For Exhibitors (These rules should be included, in some format, in your event's premium book.)
1) All animals must be registered with the American Simmental Association. (Exceptions
may be made, if arranged in advance, for cattle registered with the Canadian Simmental
a. To show in the Simmental division, an animal must be 7/8 Simmental or greater.
b. To show in the Percentage Simmental division (also called SimSolutions,
SimGenetics, etc.), and the animal must be 3/8 Simmental but less than 7/8
c. To Show in the Simbrah division, if one exists, an animal must be registered as a
5/8 Simmental, 3/8 Brahman
d. To show in the Fullblood Simmental division, if one exists, an animal must be
registered as a Fullblood.
Note: Animals must show in their designated divisions
***Pulled from the American Simmental Association Progress Through Performance
(PTP) Show Guidelines, https://simmental.org/site/userimages/ptp/PTP%20Guidelines.pdf
Promoting Multi-Level Progress within the Simmental and SimGenetics Industry
PTP show effectively combines the assessment of statistical data through EPD percentile ranks with traditional phenotypic evaluation. The ASA strives to promote multilevel progress within the SimGenetics industry. The blended methodology of PTP fails without a solid understanding of the data and a sharp and expert phenotypic cattle eye.
Scientifically Advanced Data
One of the many goals of ASA is to increase the rate of technology adoption of members and their customers. The ASA prides itself in providing SimGenetics producers with the most scientifically advanced data available in order to benefit the producers business. The ASA economic indexes do just that by boiling everything down into one trait, profit.