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Our Mission

  The success of the American Simmental Association is dependent on the success of our members.   In turn, our members’ success is dependent on their cattle making an important and significant contribution to the beef industry.  The highest priority is to maintain and nurture services and products, which bring value to ASA members’ customers.
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  • for their commitment to the ASF Foundation youth programs. At their dispersal, May 6, Foundation board members and staff presented Craig McCallum, owner of Circle M Farms, with an honorary thank you plaque for outstanding service and leadership within the Simmental breed. Pictured (left to right): Greg Burden; Foundation Board, Tonya Phillips; Foundation Board, Emily Lochner; ASA Staff, Fred Schuetze; Foundation Chairman, Craig McCallum, Circle M Farms; Lori Eberspacher; Foundation Board.
  • CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire      |       Ever wonder what the difference is between grass-fed and organic beef? Confused by terms like "antibiotic-free" and "raised without antibiotics"? New tools are now available to help consumers answer these and many other questions about today's beef production.   "Today's consumer demands transparency and more information about how their food, including beef, is raised and grown," Mandy Carr, Ph.D., senior executive director of Science & Product Solutions for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. "Cattle farmers and ranchers are committed to providing answers to their questions." Consumer research conducted by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and funded by the Beef Checkoff indicates that consumers are confused about terms commonly found on labels such
  • Christina Magck under the direction and review of George Perry.         |         Nutritional stress following artificial insemination (AI) has been reported to have negative effects on conception rates. This decrease in conception rates could be from an increase in embryonic mortality due to nutritional stress following breeding. When considering heifer development strategies, it may be important for a producer to consider nutritional stress from changes in the diet following breeding, and this nutritional stress could be initiated by how you manage heifers between weaning and breeding?  Continue reading Continue reading


Industry Events

31 May 2017
BIF Research Symposium and Convention
For nearly 50 years the Beef Improvement Federation has hosted our annual research symposium and convention. The convention serves to facilitate discussion and provide education on current issues facing the beef industry.
Athens Classic Center, 300 N Thomas St, Athens, GA 30601
Register here.
14 Jun 2017
AJSA Eastern Regional
14 Jun 2017
AJSA SC Regional Classic
21 Jun 2017
AJSA Western Regional
28 Jun 2017
AJSA NC Regional Classic
09 Jul 2017
AJSA National Classic
Registration coming soon
03 Aug 2017
The Summit 2017
IGS Youth Leadership Conference August 3-6 2017, Lincoln, NA
Hosted by the American Junior Simmental, Shorthorn, and Gelbvieh Associations
This summit is open to all youth in the beef industry ages 14-22.
Online registrations opens April 1 at www.InternationalGeneticSolutions.com
The Deadline for registration July 1.
17 Sep 2017
Fall Focus 2017
Co-hosted by: ND Simmental Association and the ASA
Ramkota Hotel Headquarters
800 South 3rd St.
Bismarck, ND 58504
(701) 258-7700
Room Block: "Fall Focus"
Room block deadline is Sept. 4, 2017 Register here


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