American Simmental Association

THE FAQ's

  1. Do all of my dams have to be enrolled in the same option?
  2. Do recipient dams need to be enrolled if they are not registered?
  3. If I submit my enrollment by the deadline and then sell a few dams in the middle of the year can I remove them from inventory at that time?
  4. I have reported all my calves but it says I have dams without productivity, what do I do?
  5. Once I enroll in THE do I always have to enroll in the same option as I did the year before?

 

Do all of my dams have to be enrolled in the same option?

All registered Simmental dams must be enrolled in the same option, whether that be A, B or C. Dams of other breeds or commercial dams can be enrolled in any of the options regardless of how the registered Simmental dams are enrolled.

Do recipient dams need to be enrolled if they are not registered?

If the dam is managed within your herd she should be enrolled.  If you do not own the recipient dams then do not enroll them.

 

If I submit my enrollment by the deadline and then sell a few dams in the middle of the year can I remove them from inventory at that time?

Once a dam is enrolled she is enrolled for the entire year, even if you sell her you still pay the entire enrollment fee.  The only time you are able to remove dams from inventory is during enrollment for the upcoming season.  Spring calving members update their inventories from October 15 - December 15 and Fall calving members from April 15 - June 15.

 

I have reported all my calves but it says I have dams without productivity, what do I do?

Each dam listed on your inventory either needs to have a calf reported for the given year or a productivity code.  In your calf data spreadsheet under the BrthDam tab in the column that says productivity, you would choose the appropriate code explaining why she did not have a calf for that year and in the next column you would fill in the year you are reporting this code for. 

 

Once I enroll in THE do I always have to enroll in the same option as I did the year before?

No.  Each year you complete an updated dam inventory and choose the option you are enrolling in for the upcoming year, whether that be A, B or C.

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