Ben Spitzer
Bio:

Ben Spitzer attended Oklahoma State University (OSU) earning a degree in Animal Science with an animal production emphasis before finishing his graduate work in 2004 in Integrated Resource Management at ColoradoState University (CSU). After graduating from CSU, he accepted the position of Communications/Member Services Director with the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) in Denton, TX.  

City: Justin
State: TX
Rep area radius/miles: 250


Bill Zimmerman
Title: Regional ASA Representative Manager
Bio:

Bill Zimmerman, Foley, MN, has earned undergraduate degrees from Arizona State University and Utah State University as well as receiving two Master’s Degrees from both Utah State and St. Cloud State University. His work experience includes sales, education, extension economist, cattle genetics specialist and free-lance writing. Bill is published author in several research publications.

 

 

 

 

 

City: Foley
State: MN
Rep area radius/miles: 250


Chris Davis
Bio:

Chris Davis grew up on a small cow/calf operation in Central Kentucky; attended Western Kentucky University and graduated with a degree in Agriculture. Upon graduating, he moved to Hart County and now works on a fall calving cow/calf and row crop operation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

City: Munfordville
State: KY
Rep area radius/miles: 250


Colton Buus
Bio:
Colton Buus grew up on a cattle and crop operation in Lennox, in southeast South Dakota, focusing on hay production and custom haying. The seedstock cow herd, B2/U Stock, is predominatly Simmental, but also includes Angus and Maine-Anjou genetics. Cattle are marketed through a private treaty show heifer sale in the fall, consignment of females and bulls to the local and state breed sales; as well as a private treaty bull sale in the spring.

Along with being a field representative for ASA, Colton also works for SDSU at the SE Research Farm as a livestock Research Assistant for feedlot cattle and confinement hogs. Colton is a graduate of South Dakota State University with a degree in Animal Science.

City: Salem
State: SD
Rep area radius/miles: 250


Cary Crow
Bio:

Cary Crow is currently the Director of National Beef Sales for Trans Ova Genetics-one of the countries largest reproductive technologies companies, based out of Sioux Center, IA.  He has been active in the Bovine reproductive field since obtaining his masters degree in Reproductive Physiology from Missouri State University in 1999.  His years of experience in both the commercial and seedstock sectors of the beef industry have helped him consult with breeders from all over the country on their reproductive needs.

Crow grew up on a commercial cow/calf operation in the flint hills of Kansas and has worked for multiple purebred and commercial operations throughout the Midwest and Texas with roles extending from the showbarn to Management. Crow experienced a competitive collegiate Livestock Judging career and was a member of the 1996 National Champion Livestock Judging Team at Kansas State University. He also had the opportunity to coach several nationally competitive collegiate teams while an Animal Science instructor and Graduate Student. Crow has been judging state and national level cattle shows around the country for the past 15 years, including numerous state fairs and junior nationals along with shows in Kansas City, Louisville, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Houston. He maintains a small herd of registered Simmental cattle with his wife and three daughters outside of Franklin, TX. His children are active in 4-H, showing both steers and heifers.

City: Centerville
State: TX


Danny Ulmanis
Bio:

Daniel Ulmanis ranches along side his family at the Bub Ranch in south-central Missouri, where they market registered Angus bulls to commercial producers. Daniel was the Carcass Merit Program intern for ASA in the spring of 2012. Daniel graduated from the University of Missouri in the fall of 2012 with a degree in Ag-Business Management. While at Mizzou Daniel was a member of the Livestock and Meats judging teams.

 

 

 

 

 

City: Koshkonong
State: MO


Dr. Bert Moore
Title: State Association Liason
Bio:

Burt Moore, Ph.D.Dr. Moore has extensive contact with the beef and sheep industries having judged them at many livestock shows from coast to coast and in Canada. He has given presentations throughout the US and Canada and in Great Britain and New Zealand. He served two terms as president of the International Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Team Coaches Association, was a board member for the National Pedigreed Livestock Council and has received awards for teaching and student advising from NDSU, distinguished service from several livestock and youth organizations, is a member of Who’s Who in American Education and an Alpha Gamma Rho “Brother of the Century.”

 

 

City: Indianola
State: IA
Rep area radius/miles: 250


Dr. Michael Dikeman
Bio:
Dr. Michael E. Dikeman is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University. His research bridged basic meat science and efficient livestock production systems. He attained national recognition for his work on the Germ Plasm Evaluation and Utilization Projects at the US MARC. He was co-investigator of a large Carcass Merit Traits Project that produced the first tenderness EPDs for  three beef-cattle breed associations.
City: Manhattan
State: KA


Jimmy Holliman
Bio:

Holliman's Circle H Cattle Company is a purebred seedstock operation with a goal of producing quality, homozygous black Simmental. Selection decisions are performance-based, using EPDs, ultrasound measurements and DNA profiles, and structural soundness. A beef industry leader, he has served as president of the Beef Improvement Federation and the Alabama Cattlemen's Association, and as president, vice president and secretary of the Alabama Simmental Association. He also served a previous three-year term on the ASA Board of Trustees, chairing the Policies and Procedures Committee and served as ASA treasurer. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Mississippi State University and spent his career with the Black Belt Research Center at Marion Junction, serving as Director since 1989 until retirement in 2013. Holliman and his wife, Kathleen, are the parents of one son, Bret (Mary Ellen), who is employed by the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Austin, Texas.

 

City: Marion Junction
State: AL


Russ Danielson
Bio:

Russ Danielson has a lifetime of experience working with beef cattle and beef cattle producers. Born and raised in North Dakota, Russ was an Animal Science faculty member at North Dakota State University for 44 years, before retiring in 2010. At NDSU, Russ taught Introduction to Animal Science, Livestock Evaluation and various levels of Beef Production and Beef Systems. He was longtime faculty advisor for the Saddle and Sirloin Club, Judging Club and served as academic advisor for hundreds of undergraduates. Early in his career, he managed the University beef unit and was actively involved in establishing the University purebred Simmental herd in 1978.

Russ is well known in the US and Canada, having judged many local, state and national beef cattle shows in 26 states and four Canadian provinces. He has been recognized for his work with youth organizations, the North Dakota Stockman’s Association, the ND Livestock Endowment Foundation and The National Beef Improvement Federation. 

City: Valley City
State: ND
Rep area radius/miles: 250


Susan Russell
Bio:

Susan RussellSusan S. Russell, Sugar City, Colorado, has the distinction of succeeding her husband, Curtis, on the Board of Trustees, the first time in ASA history for that particular occurrence. The secretary-treasurer of the Colorado Simmental Association (CSA) since 1998, she has been instrumental in planning for the National Western Stock Show, the Colorado State Fair, state field days and breed outreach events. Computer-savvy, she also maintains the CSA website and facebook. Russell's Reflected R Ranch includes an 80-head registered cowherd. They market yearling bulls through a partnership SimGenetic auction. In addition to the ranch, the Russells operate a feed mill, AI service and retail store called WW Feed & Supply in nearby La Junta. A former journalist, she holds a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University and master’s work done at the University of Nebraska. She is the mother of two sons, Jason and Chad, both whom were deeply involved in American Junior Simmental Association.

City: Sugar City
State: CO


Perry Thomas
Bio:

Perry Thomas has been involved in the Simmental cattle industry since 1978. I started ranching with my father and have continued to work with cattle. The family cattle tradition continues with the G&D Simmental ranch. We currently manage an operation with 100 cows in Northeast ND. I have been a member of the ND Simmental Association for over 30 years. I was on the board of Directors for the ND Simmental Association for 6 years.

Perry grew up in rural ND near Hansboro. During my high school years I invested in Simmental cattle and continue to enjoy the breed to this day. My wife and I started our own operation near Calvin, ND in 1982 where we farmed and ranched until 9 years ago. At that time we moved to Bismarck where we currently reside. We have 3 wonderful daughters who all have families of their own. I am blessed with 8 grandkids and am looking forward to meeting the 9 th at the end of May. My youngest daughter lives on our farm near Calvin. She and her husband continue the farming/ranching operation that I started. They have rebranded the operation as G&D Simmental.

City: Bismarck,
State: ND
Rep area radius/miles: 200
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Upcoming Sales

24 Feb 2018
Hofmann Simmental Farms' "Buy Your Way" Bull Sale
Clay Center, KS
website
24 Feb 2018
Mid-America Simmental Sale
Springfield, IL
website
24 Feb 2018
Minnesota State Simmental Sale
Rochester , MN
website
25 Feb 2018
Hicks Cattle Company's Inaugural Sale
Covington, IN
catalog
25 Feb 2018
Hofmann Simmental Farms' "Buy Your Way" Bull Sale
Clay Center, KS
website
25 Feb 2018
Southwest Simmental Group's Spring Production Sale
Dunlap, IA
website
26 Feb 2018
Dakota Ladies Online Sale

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26 Feb 2018
Hofmann Simmental Farms' "Buy Your Way" Bull Sale
Clay Center, KS
website
26 Feb 2018
Lehrman Family Simmentals' Annual Production Sale
Mitchell, SD
Website
27 Feb 2018
Hill's Ranch Production Sale
Stanford, MT
website
27 Feb 2018
Hofmann Simmental Farms' "Buy Your Way" Bull Sale
Clay Center, KS
website
27 Feb 2018
Houston International Simmental/Simbrah Sale
Houston, TX
Website
27 Feb 2018
Larson XL Simmental's 39th Annual Bull Sale
Mandan, ND
website
28 Feb 2018
C Diamond Simmentals' Production Sale
Dawson, ND
Website
28 Feb 2018
Hofmann Simmental Farms' "Buy Your Way" Bull Sale
Clay Center, KS
website
01 Mar 2018
Brink Simmentals' Private Treaty Bull Sale
Elkader, IA
website
01 Mar 2018
Hofmann Simmental Farms' "Buy Your Way" Bull Sale
Clay Center, KS
website
01 Mar 2018
JMB Angus/Rains Simmental's Bull Sale
Sharon Springs, KS
website
01 Mar 2018
Keller Broken Heart Ranch Annual Production Sale
Mandan, ND
website
02 Mar 2018
Diamond Bar S Bull Sale
Great Falls, MT
02 Mar 2018
Eichacker Simmentals' Annual Bull Sale
Salem, SD
website
02 Mar 2018
Hofmann Simmental Farms' "Buy Your Way" Bull Sale
Clay Center, KS
website
03 Mar 2018
Hofmann Simmental Farms' "Buy Your Way" Bull Sale
Clay Center, KS
website
03 Mar 2018
Kentucky Beef Expo Simmental Sale
Louisville, KY
catalog
03 Mar 2018
Trinity Farms' Generations of Excellence Sale
Ellensburg, WA
website
03 Mar 2018
Walsh Simmental Bull Sale
Hubbard, NE
catalog
04 Mar 2018
Gateway Genetics Versatility+ Bull Sale
Pierce, NE
website
04 Mar 2018
Gold Bullion Group's 15th Annual Bull Sale
Wamego, KS
website
06 Mar 2018
Dikeman and Huninghake Premium Genetics Bull Sale
Wamego, KS
website
06 Mar 2018
Doll Simmental Ranch 38th Annual Production Sale
Mandan, ND
website
06 Mar 2018
Open 8 Genetics' 3rd Annual Bull Sale
Charlo, MT
website
08 Mar 2018
Cattleman's Kind Bull Sale
San Saba, TX
08 Mar 2018
Kearns Cattle Co. 29th Annual Bull Sale
Rushville, NE
website
08 Mar 2018
Schmig Simmental Ranch 34th Annual Production Ranch
Stockholm, SD
website

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08 Mar 2018
Volk Livestock's Genetic Options Sale
West Point, NE
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10 Mar 2018
Carcass Performance Partners 15th Annual Bull Sale
Lucedale, MS
website
10 Mar 2018
Great Lakes Beef Connection Bull Sale
Clare, MI
catalog
10 Mar 2018
Tennessee Beef Agribition
Lebanon, TN
website
10 Mar 2018
Yardley Cattle Company's 45th Annual Bull Sale
Beaver, UT
http://www.yardleycattleco.com/
11 Mar 2018
Gonsior Simmental Production Sale
Fullerton, NE
catalog
14 Mar 2018
3rd Annual R.A. Brown Ranch's Spring Bull Sale
Putnam, OK
website
14 Mar 2018
R.A. Brown Ranch's 3rd Annual Spring Bull Sale
Throckmorton, TX
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14 Mar 2018
The Ultra Czech-Mate Bull Sale
Innisfail, SK
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16 Mar 2018
3C Christensen Ranch and NLC Simmental Ranch Annual Production Sale
Wessington, SD
catalog
16 Mar 2018
Marshall and Fenner Farms and Murphy Cattle Company's Bull and Female Sale
Marshall Junction, MO
website
16 Mar 2018
Sunflower Genetics' Annual Sale
Maple Hill, KS
website
17 Mar 2018
Altenburg Super Baldy Ranch's 26th Anniversary Annual Bull and Heifer Sale
Fort Collins, CO
website
17 Mar 2018
Dickinson Simmental and Angus Ranch 44rd Annual Production Sale
Gorham, KS
website
17 Mar 2018
Lechleiter 30th Annual Bull Sale
Loma, CO
catalog
17 Mar 2018
Ohio Beef Expo/Eastern Spring Classic Sale
Columbus, OH
website
17 Mar 2018
Red Hill Farms' "More Than a Bull XII", Bull and Female Sale
Lafayette, TN
website
17 Mar 2018
Rockin H Simmentals' Annual Production Sale
Canby, MN
website
19 Mar 2018
Bridle Bit Simmentals 4th Annual All Terrain Bull Sale
Walsh, CO
website
20 Mar 2018
Open Gate Ranch Sale
Simms, MT
website
20 Mar 2018
Schrader Ranch's 16th Annual Bull Sale
Wells, KS
website
20 Mar 2018
TSN Simmentals' Annual Bull Sale
Platte, SD
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23 Mar 2018
Drake Cattle Co. Simmental Bull Sale
Centerville, IA
website
23 Mar 2018
Vertical Edge Genetics "Bulls In Bancroft" Production Sale
Bancroft, ID
website
24 Mar 2018
Harriman Santa Fe Top of the Breed Bull and Heifer Sale
Windsor, MO
website
24 Mar 2018
T Heart Ranch High Altitude Bull Sale
La Garita, CO
website
25 Mar 2018
Wisconsin Simmental Association's Spring Spectacular Sale
Lancaster, WI
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