2018 Marks ASA's 50th Anniversary 
 
"Embrace the Past, Imagine the Future"
 
To celebrate, we will share historical photographs and documents, like this cover of the 1971 National Sire Summary, an industry first.  Past and present members are encouraged to share their memories and photos on Facebook or Twitter by using the hashtags #mysimmentalstory #fiftyyearsofsimmental.
 
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  • Did you know you can adjust your Facebook News Feed to see ASA's posts? Find out how.      |         The American Simmental Association utilizes Facebook and other Social Media to distribute information about programs, events, industry news, and to deliver time-sensitive information to its members.   In 2018, Facebook’s goal is to have fewer posts from businesses, brands, and media and more from family and friends and this will affect the way businesses reach their “Friends and Fans”. There is a way that Facebook users can control what they see on their news feed. Follow these steps to include our ASA branded Facebook pages in what you see on your news feed.  You must be "Following" our page(s) in-order-to add us to your news feed. To follow us go to www.facebook.com/AmericanSimmentalAssociation and click on the "Follow" button located just under the header graphic at the top of the page. (Our other Facebook pages are listed below).  
  • There are some great new programs coming out of the American Simmental Association.  The Cap'n visits with the Membership and Industry Operations Director to find out all the details.  And how well can YOU do on our next cattle quiz?  Tune in to find out all the answers, the latest news and everything in between.  http://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-2yqfv-845670  
  • Mark your calendars and join the upcoming sessions:    January 18, 2018, 7 p.m. CT "Fake News: EPDs Don't Work", Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam and Dr. Matthew Spangler.   February 22, 2018 "Show me the money! Are there EPDs for profit?", Dr. Darrh Bullock and Dr. Jared Decker   March 22, 2018 "The 4 S's of crossbreeding: simple, structured, successful, and sustainable", Dr. Robert Weaber and Dr. Megan Rolf   April 19, 2018 "Putting the tools to use: buying your next bull", the eBEEF team Please visit ebeef.org and beefusa.org for updates and registration information.   http://www.beefusa.org/cattlemenswebinarseries.aspx
  • Commercial producers have limited tools for replacement heifer selection. Now, they can access tools seedstock folks have to predict cow longevity and ability to produce calves with built-in value.       Beef Magazine.com      |      Commercial producers have limited tools for replacement heifer selection. Now, they can access tools seedstock folks have to predict cow longevity and ability to produce calves with built-in value.  A large portion of our industry has been forced to sit idly by while a small subset of beef producers take advantage of ever-increasing improvements in genetic selection tools.  Recent advances have provided seedstock producers with a whole host of EPDs, indexes, and DNA technologies that allow them to make a more rapid change than ever before.  While this brings some unsettled waters to navigate, we all know we have to continue to up our game if we are going to compete with other animal protein sources that have huge biological and

              

2018 Annual Meeting & Events

Cow Herd DNA Roundup

 

www.simmental.org/chr

Industry Events

31 Jan 2018
CATTLE INDUSTRY CONVENTION & NCBA TRADE SHOW
30 May 2018
YOUNG CATTLEMEN'S CONFERENCE
25 Aug 2018
Fall Focus Educational Symposium and 50th Anniversary Celebration
Aug. 25-29

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