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The American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation thanks you!

 

A special thank you to Werning Cattle for their purchase of the TransOva Genetics donation at the SimMagic on Ice for $3,000. This donation will go directly to providing scholarships for our AJSA members.

Pictured left to right are representatives from TransOva Genetics, Lori Eberspacher, Holli Hatmaker, Emily Brinkman, Jared Werning of Werning Cattle, John Walston, Kiersten Jass, Clay Sunberg, Fred Schuetze, and Greg Burden.

 


 American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Foundation is to encourage by public or private contribution, support of worthwhile educational and charitable projects that are of interest and benefit to devotees of the American Simmental Association. Further to receive, maintain, use and apply donated funds for such purposes; and to implement such educational and charitable projects, including, but not limited to:

  • Support of ASA's youth program through scholarships or program sponsorship.
  •  Continuing education programs for beef enthusiasts and members of the youth program. 
  • Expanded educational programs for ASA and members of the beef industry in the areas of performance testing, leadership, and bovine management.
  • Research grants to qualified colleges and universities, for documentation of bovine performance, and research into the prevention of, or cure for cattle diseases.
  • Other projects or activities as may be determined by the parent association.

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Contributions designated for this endowment will be invested as part of good financial planning to ensure the Foundation will stay strongly committed to its mission and to ensure ASA continues to advance and maintain its leadership in the industry.

Previous donations to the Foundation were invested by the current and past Foundation board members to create this endowment.  The endowment is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding which allows stability for the future and will provide a steady source of income over time.  The Foundation may commit a percentage of the invested capital each year toward an educational, research or youth program.


 

 

Sponsorship Opportunity

Foundation Wall (picture of branded wood)
“Brand Yourself in Simmental History”; be included in the ASA newly built office building, through a personalized branded wall plaque, or landscape by dedicating a tree outside the building. Several levels of sponsorship exist, with all proceeds going to the Foundation.  You may designate which of the three pillars you wish to support by tagging your donation to a specific project.

 

Specific Objectives

 

Education

Fall Educational Symposium. Each fall the ASA will host an educational session in conjunction with the fall board meeting.  The 2014 session was very successful with nearly 150 attendees.  The day-long event featured genetically oriented talks from nationally recognized experts in livestock genetics and animal breeding.  Seedstock producers, commercial cattlemen, industry personnel, other breed associations and academics participated in the session and following social.  Join us in hosting the 2015 Educational Session by donating funds for this event. Goal $10,000/year.

Steer Profitability Contest
The AJSA Steer Profitability Competition (SPC) is designed to provide members of the AJSA meaningful exposure to the opportunities and challenges associated with cattle feeding. The SPC will not only allow participants to measure and compare the profitability of their own animal(s), but of greater importance, will introduce young beef enthusiasts to peers, mentors, industry advocates, and experiences that are exceedingly difficult to acquire for any beef producer.  

 

Research

Feed Intake Project. The cost of feed is the number one cost to the beef industry annually (65% of the production cost of beef). The ability to predict differences in feedlot intake of sires’ offspring is an important component in the assessment of differences in profitability between sires. The Feed Intake Project collects individual feed intake data on calves of known sire groups to improve our ability to predict feed intake and thus improve our ability to predict differences in profit. Goal $30,000/year.

Walton-Berry Graduate Student Support Grant Walton-Berry Graduate Student Support Grant supports graduate education with an emphasis on genetic improvement of livestock. The fund originally started by Jim Berry of Wildberry Farms, honors Dr. Bob Walton’s lifelong efforts in animal breeding and raising Simmental cattle. Walton-Berry Graduate Student Support Grant funds graduate education in research programs to directly improve applied livestock genetics and help build future experts in animal breeding. There are two awards - one for $5,000 and a second for $3,000 for graduate education programs; each recipient contributes to ASA Publication regarding their research both SimTalk and the Register.

Youth

AJSA Canadian Exchange Project. Each summer, two AJSA Board of Trustee members will be randomly selected to attend the Young Canadian Simmental Association National Classic. This is more than just an opportunity to travel, but rather an opportunity for AJSA members to learn about international agriculture, new ideas to progress the association, and gain new friends in an attempt to build their resume and personal experience.

National Classic Facility Support. Together as one team, our junior programs will flourish! The Eastern and Western Regions have each formed state groups to fundraise for their yearly Regional Classics. The Eastern Regional group hosts a fundraiser at the NAILE each year, allowing states in the east to step up more freely to host classics, due to a lower financial cost. Following suit of a previously successful regional group, the Western Region formed their own group. The key is to see states within a specific region as one unit, rather than individuals. The establishment of these regional groups is
to raise funds for the Eastern and Western Regional Classics, despite which state holds the classic.


Merit Awards.
Dollars for scholars. Established in 1981, the Merit Award is designed to provide recognition to junior members who have made “significant contributions to their community, home, family, school and the Simmental or Simbrah breeds of cattle.” As college tuition continues to increase, the Foundation continues to support 16 AJSA members each year by awarding over $26,250 in scholarships, 11 Silver Merit Awards and 5 Gold Merit Awards, to help them continue their collegiate educational endeavors.  Click here


Eastern and Western Regional Classics.
Together as one team, our junior programs will flourish! The Eastern and Western Regions have each formed state groups to fundraise for their yearly Regional Classics. The Eastern Regional group hosts a fundraiser at the NAILE each year, allowing states in the east to step up more freely to
host classics, due to a lower financial cost. Following suit of a previously successful regional group, the Western Region formed their own group. The key is to see states within a specific region as one unit, rather than individuals. The establishment of these regional groups is to raise funds for the Eastern and Western Regional Classics, despite which state holds the classic.

 

Click here to make a donation to the ASA-Simbrah Foundation.

Please direct donation inquiries to Linda Kesler  406-587-4531

American Simmental~Simbrah Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

 

                      

Upcoming Sales

24 Jan 2018
Iowa Premier
Colfax, IA
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24 Jan 2018
Sioux Empire Simmental Show and Sale
Sioux Falls, SD
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26 Jan 2018
Ellingson Simmentals' Annual Production Sale
Dahlen, ND
website
26 Jan 2018
SK Cattle's Private Treaty Sale
Aberdeen, SD
27 Jan 2018
Baxley Family Farms Sale
Georgetown, SC
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27 Jan 2018
Buzzard Hollow Ranch's Annual Online Bull Sale
Granbury, TX
website
27 Jan 2018
Double J Farms' 44th Annual Private Treaty Simmental Bid Bull Sale
Garretson, SD
website
27 Jan 2018
Forster Farms 39th Annual Production Sale
Smithfield, NE
catalog
27 Jan 2018
J&C Simmentals' Annual Bull Sale
West Point, NE
website
27 Jan 2018
The Cowtown Classic National Simmental Sale
Fort Worth, TX
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28 Jan 2018
Reck Brothers-N-Sons 2018 Genetic Advantage Sale
Blakesburg, Iowa
website
28 Jan 2018
Triangle J Ranch's Annual Production Sale
Miller, NE
website
29 Jan 2018
APEX Cattle 'Heterosis Headquarters' Annual Sale
Dannebrog, NE
website
29 Jan 2018
Sloup's Winter Event Online Sale

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01 Feb 2018
Black Hills Stock Show & Sale
Rapid City, SD
website
01 Feb 2018
Stavick Simmental's King of the Range Bull Sale
Aberdeen, SD
website
02 Feb 2018
Kunkel Simmentals' Annual Production Sale
New Salem, ND
website
03 Feb 2018
36th Annual Klain Simmental Production Sale
Turtle Lake, ND
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03 Feb 2018
5th Annual Turn In Bull Sale
Sioux Center, IA
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03 Feb 2018
Hilltop Simmentals' 5th Annual Bull Sale
Hudson, SD
website
03 Feb 2018
Loonan Stock Farm's 43rd Annual Production Sale
Corning, IA
website
03 Feb 2018
Prickly Pear Simmentals "Made In Montana" Sale
Helena, MT
catalog
03 Feb 2018
Springer Simmentals Sale of Value Based Genetics
Decorah, IA
website
04 Feb 2018
Blue River Gang's 34th Annual Production Sale
Rising City, NE
website
05 Feb 2018
38th Annual Gateway "Breeding Value" Bull Sale
Lewistown, MT
website
05 Feb 2018
Wicks Cattle Simmental and SimAngus Production Sale
Richardton, ND
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06 Feb 2018
James Creek Simmental Annual Private Treaty Sale, Vol. XIV
Heaton, ND
website
06 Feb 2018
Koepplin’s Black Simmental and SimAngus™ Production Sale
Mandan, ND
website
07 Feb 2018
Begger's Diamond V Big Sky Genetic Source Bull Sale
Wibaux, MT
catalog
08 Feb 2018
Hart Farms Beef Builder Bull Sale
Frederick, SD
website
08 Feb 2018
Lassle Ranch Simmentals 25th Annual Production Sale
Glendive, MT
website
09 Feb 2018
Bata Brothers/Bell Family 21st Annual Joint Simmental Bull and Female Sale
Rugby, ND
catalog
09 Feb 2018
Hook Farms and Clear Springs Cattle Co. "Bred for Balance" Sale
Starbuck, MN
website
09 Feb 2018
TNT Simmentals' 30th Annual "Genetic Explosion" Sale
Almont, ND
website
09 Feb 2018
Watertown Winter Farm Show & Sale
Watertown, SD
website
10 Feb 2018
Berger's Herdmasters SimAngus Hybrid Bull Sale
North Platte, NE
website
10 Feb 2018
CK and Wager Cattle's Inaugural Production Sale
Highmore, SD
website
10 Feb 2018
Dixie National Simmental Sale
Jackson, MS
website
10 Feb 2018
FL Fleckvieh Limerock Ranch's 35th Annual Bull and Female Sale
Brandon, IA
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10 Feb 2018
Grass-Lunning Bulls-Eye Bonanza Sale
LeRoy, MN
website
10 Feb 2018
Kenner Simmentals' 22nd Annual Production Sale
Leeds, ND
website
10 Feb 2018
Schaff Angus Valley's 115th Production Sale
St. Anthony, ND
website
10 Feb 2018
Tom Brothers' Private Treaty Bull Sale
Campbellton, TX
website
11 Feb 2018
Kline Simmental Ranch 5th Annual Bull Sale
Hurdsfield, ND
website
11 Feb 2018
Rydeen Farms 20th Annual "Vision" Sale
Clearbrook, MN
website
12 Feb 2018
Benda Ranch Annual Production Sale
Kimball, SD
website
12 Feb 2018
Edge of the West Bull and Female Sale
Mandan, ND
catalog
12 Feb 2018
Iowa Simmental Annual "Mark of Excellence" Sale
Des Moines, IA
website
12 Feb 2018
Ludvigson Stock Farms Dakota Bull Sale
Center, ND
website
13 Feb 2018
Bar CK Cattle Company's Profit Sharing Sale
Culver, OR
website
13 Feb 2018
Bichler Simmentals 13th Annual "Quality Not Quantity" Production Sale
Linton, ND
website
13 Feb 2018
Werning Cattle Company 36th Annual Production Sale
Emery, SD
website
14 Feb 2018
River Creek Farms 28th Annual Production Sale
Manhattan, KS
website
14 Feb 2018
Wilkinson Farms' Breeding for the Future Sale
C-B Sale Facility
website
15 Feb 2018
Felt Farms' Brands of Excellence Bull Sale
West Point, NE
website
15 Feb 2018
Rock Creek Ranch Spring Private Treaty Bull Sale
Allen, KS
website
16 Feb 2018
Cow Camp Ranch Annual Spring Bull Sale
Lost Springs, KS
website
16 Feb 2018
Dakota Xpress Annual Bull and Female Sale
Mandan, ND
website
16 Feb 2018
Mader Ranches Bull Power Sale
Carstairs, AB T0M, Canada
website
16 Feb 2018
R & R Cattle Company's Annual Production Sale
Chamberlain, SD
website
16 Feb 2018
Sandy Acres Simmental Bull Sale
Creighton, NE
website
17 Feb 2018
31st Annual Kappes Simmental Bull and Bred Heifer Sale
Aberdeen, SD
catalog
17 Feb 2018
7P Ranch 24th Annual Spring Bull Sale
Tyler, TX
website
17 Feb 2018
Badger Creek Bull Sale
Emporia, KS
website
17 Feb 2018
Dixson Farms Inc., Private Treaty Sale
Atwood, KS
website
17 Feb 2018
Double T Simmental's Annual Production Sale
Turtle Lake, ND
website
17 Feb 2018
Genetic Blend Bull Sale
Joplin, MO
website
18 Feb 2018
Trauernicht Simmentals' 43rd Annual Production Sale
Beatrice, NE
website
19 Feb 2018
Bulls of the Big Sky
Billings, MT
website
20 Feb 2018
Quandt Brothers/VJT Ranch Power By Design Sale
Oakes, ND
website
20 Feb 2018
Rocky Hill Farms' Online Sale

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21 Feb 2018
TF-Brand Genetics Sale
Middletown, IN
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