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Darla Aegerter has joined the American Simmental Association as the Youth Programs and ASF Foundation Manager. Aegerter’s main responsibilities will be to coordinate the AJSA Regional and National Classics, other assigned youth events, work closely with the AJSA Board, and become immersed with the American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation as liaison with the Foundation Board and supporting their fundraising activities. Aegerter has an extensive background in the purebred cattle business, including operating her own livestock photography business, managing livestock advertising sales, being the Nebraska State Fair Beef Superintendent, and assisting with special projects at the American Hereford Association and Hereford Youth Foundation.
Aegerter resides in Seward, Nebraska, with her husband, Jeff. They have a son, Kane, who is a sophomore at Oklahoma State University. Together they operate a small purebred cattle herd and market cattle in an annual production sale. The entire family has been very involved in youth cattle organizations, and Aegerter realizes the value in educating young people and providing great family experiences.
Aegerter looks forward to meeting and growing future relationships with everyone in the Simmental family. She especially embraces the challenge of working to further develop, grow, and strengthen both the outstanding AJSA program and enhancing the efforts of the American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation. Aegerter will assume her duties on February 4.
Since it takes time to order kits and for the sample to complete testing, other types of processing (registrations, THE enrollment, transfers) will not be delayed pending DNA payment for a period of time.
1. Audience Qualifier. Must have a minimum of 25 individuals in attendance; highlighting ASA program(s); event must align with ASA goals and programs; ASA personnel must be the focus for at least 30 minutes or 50% of the event.
3. $2,000 in advertising with ASA Publication. Must be a singular membership/account or a collaborative sale; must allow some form of education or program awareness.
Join us in Denver for the auction following the Foundation Gala on January 20, 2019, at the DoubleTree (3203 Quebec Street). Can't make it to Denver? Look for the auction online at LiveAuctions.tv.
Benelli Raffaello 50th Anniversary Limited Shotgun, Eagle Pass Ranch - Pheasant Hunt, Napa Valley for Two - Tour and Wine Tasting, Ultimate Alaska Fishing Lodge Experience, Original Design 50th Belt Buckle, 50th Anniversary Belt Buckle #43, Old Swiss Bell from Simmental Way building, Custom-made Saddle Blanket, Custom-made Bit, Handmade Natural Turquoise and Heishi Beaded Necklace and more!
Go to www.simmental.org/book to order your copy.
Excerpt from the Foreword written by Dr. John Pollak.
"The reader of this book will gain knowledge of the history of the Simmental breed, the Association and the people behind the breed. Embracing the story of Simmental in the United States beef industry may help create a sense of accomplishment and relevance that current membership can take pride in as they carry the banner of the breed forward. But there is also value in studying history. Generations of cattle and of the ranchers and farmers who produced those cattle have come and gone over the past 50 years. They faced cyclical cattle markets, environmental and social issues, and challenges that come from moving an organization and a diverse membership forward. They made mistakes and at times got off course, yet learning from these miscues prepares today's leaders for making future decisions. Bold decisions were made that created positive change and should instill confidence in future leadership as they seek to be innovative in new endeavors. The constant threat in the past is that they continued to adhere to the core principle of data collection and utilization. Hence, I encourage all who read this book to keep in mind how knowledge of this history will help in addressing current aspirations for producing better cattle while addressing new challenges that face not just Simmental but the entire cattle industry".
I’ve read my copy three times. Amazing job done! I appreciate learning the vast amount of history, and specifically what happened to the breed through the 1980's". Craig Johnson.
"Loved the presentation! I too would encourage everyone to take the time and read the book, it is a great and honest synopsis of the history of the ASA and a truly thoughtful piece. History has its greatest value when its lessons help shape our future. Congratulations Bob and thanks for all of your efforts!" Marty Ropp
“Simmental's American Journey' tells the story of a great breed of cattle that originated in Switzerland but crossed the Atlantic ocean in the late 60's! Thanks to Dr. Bob Hough, Paulette Cochenour and others who put over 70,000 words and 400 photos into this great book! Only $25 and available from the American Simmental Association! No doubt if you're an Ag educator you need this book as a reference in your classroom! In fact, if you are a breeder of Simgenetic cattle this would be a great gift for your local Ag teachers or County Agent!" Billy Moss
“Simmental's American Journey isn't a pretentious stroll through history. Dr. Hough candidly tackles the breed’s history through good times and tough years. He stresses the lessons learned at FOCUS 2000 and its pivotal role in our breed’s re-alignment with industry needs. He emphasizes Simmental’s science and performance roots and frankly depicts the leadership’s strengths and visions. This book accurately conveys the association’s struggles and vitality. It is a must-read for ag history buffs, as well as future cattlemen.” says Susan Russell, Sugar City, CO, Colorado Simmental Association Secretary and Treasurer.
Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT
International Genetic Solutions (IGS) is an unprecedented collaboration between progressive breed associations fervently committed to enhancing commercial profitability. The collaboration has yielded the world’s largest genetic evaluation of beef cattle with over 17 million animals and 120,000+ genotypes.
In keeping with our commitment to the cattle industry, IGS is pleased to announce the IGS Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT. The new genetic evaluation provides more predictive EPDs, better use of genomics, more accurate accuracy reported with EPDs, all with weekly evaluations. The announcement ushers in a new era in genetic evaluation — an era made possible by a genetic evaluation system dubbed BOLT (Biometric Open Language Tools, owned by Theta Solutions, LLC).Click to read:
IGS Releases Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT
The commercial programs offered by the American Simmental Association (ASA) are an effort to provide genetic tools to the largest sector of the beef industry— the cattle operations.
American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation Auction
Join the ASF Auction Following the Foundation Gala, Sunday Evening, January 20, 2019, in Denver at the DoubleTree Hotel (3203 Quebec Street). The auction will also be online at LiveAuctions.tv.
Visit www.simmental.org/foundation for auction details and to view the auction items!
Just how long does it take to get from a DNA test request to a result on Herdbook? Give yourself a two-month head start to be sure. Check this link to learn more about testing requirements, timelines, and top tips for success!
Is your cow herd a part of ASA’s Total Herd Enrollment program? Spring 2019 enrollment opened on October 15. Any females calving between January 1 and June 30, 2019, need to be enrolled by December 15, 2018, to take advantage of the lowest enrollment fees. Don’t delay, enroll today! #simmental #simgenetics #totalherdenrollment #beefcattle #data
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Louisville is the second of four major PTP shows that make up the Ring of Champions program.