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April 25, 2021
Events ASA

Register Now for 2021 BIF Research Symposium and Convention

June 22-25, 2021 • Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, Iowa Registration is NOW open. Register by May 14 to save $50. The BIF Symposium features two and a half…
April 16, 2021
Events ASA

National Classic Preview

By Lilly Platts with Classic Coordinator Diane Duren | National Classic June 26 - July 2, 2021 The 2021 AJSA National Classic will mark the 41st year of…
March 27, 2021
Events ASA

Fall Focus – 2021 and 2022 Updates

Pandemic – it is not a four-letter word, but the response is probably the same. You wonder what is coming after that word is said. There are still challenges…

Industry News

Simmental and Bison Genomes Released

May 01, 2021 Industry News ASA
The first reference-quality genome assemblies for the iconic North American Yellowstone bison and the Simmental cattle breed have been published in the Journal of Heredity. Animal genome assemblies provide genetic “blueprints” for how they develop and pass on…

ASA Spotlight

May 07, 2021

Built on Balance

by Lilly Platts | Bichler Simmentals raises high-quality seedstock in North Dakota, with a focus on balanced traits and consistent improvement. Doug and Maria…
April 16, 2021

Kenner Simmentals Focused on Developing Better Beef

By Emme DemmendaalEditor’s Note: This article was originally published by Tri-State Livestock News, reprinted with permission. As Simmental and SimAngus TM…
March 27, 2021

A Successful Cattlemen's Congress

SimMagic On Ice, Volume 12, was held Sunday, January 10 at Cattlemen's Congress. The sale kicked off with donations lots for the American Simmental-Simbrah…

Continuation of a Classic

Mar 27, 2021 ASA Spotlight
By Lilly Platts | Jason and Nikki Gress raise Fleckvieh cattle for the modern producer at Little Creek Cattle, Inc. Editor’s note: The Gress family was featured in ASA’s Stand…

Producing Top SimAngus Beef

Mar 12, 2021 ASA Spotlight
By Emme Demmendaal | When our first quarter-blood Simmentals hit the ground, they were just exceptional,” shares Arlen Katterman of Kattle Bell Farm, Hale, Michigan, describing…

Women of ASA

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Back to Basics

Historical Path to Breeding Up to a Purebred Simmental Cow Herd

May 07, 2021 Back to Basics ASA
by Emme Demmendaal SimGenetic Breed Classifications:A Historical Overview ASA members have evolved and adapted to meet customer and consumer needs over time. From the IGS Genetic Evaluation to the ASA’s DNA research projects, our board and membership have striven to improve cattle, making this breed a forerunner in beef cattle genetics. Part of the…

Naming an Animal

January 09, 2021 Back to Basics ASA
The processing team has noticed an increase in the frequency of questions on how to name your animals. Below are guidelines to help. An Animal Name: ■ May be up to 30 characters, including spaces, prefixes, dashes, or slashes. ■ In addition to letters or numbers, the following characters are eligible for use: & / - _ `. ■ Only the applicant’s approved…

Down to the Genes Series

Everything the AJSA Needs to Know About DNA Testing

April 17, 2021 DNA
With the upcoming AJSA Regional and National Classics, and summer show season, it is very important to be up to date on DNA requirements for registration. The deadlines in this article are specifically for the AJSA Regional and National Classics, but the general registration requirements serve as a good guide for all who will register animals for show season. Please pay close attention to the DNA…
 

 

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