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Fall Focus 2023 - Registration is Open

Never attended Fall Focus? We hope you can join us in Denver this August! Check out this video to learn about the event and see highlights from last year’s event in Roanoke, VA. Registration for Fall Focus 2023 is open. Register today at


Increased Reports of Hydrops Pregnancies: Seeking Active Cases

The Nebraska Bovine Congenital Defects program recently recognized an increased number of reports of hydrops pregnancies in a line of Simmental cows. Reports involve daughters and granddaughters of the bull WS All Aboard B80, ASA #2852207, and pregnancies created by embryo transfers of daughters.
To read more about this recent development,  click here.
An informational webinar is available with Drs. David Steffan and Jessica Peterson from the Nebraska Bovine Congenital Defects program and the ASA staff will discuss what the research team has seen to date with Hydrops pregnancies, the current hypothesis for inheritance, and the next steps toward finding solutions. There will also be time for Q&A.
To watch the webinar, click here.

In this episode of IGS Stand Together, International Genetic Solutions speaks to industry stakeholders, geneticists, and meat scientists to explore beef cattle genetics that ensures more profitable, sustainable herds. Host Chip Kemp sits down with guests from the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, International Genetic Solutions, Washington State University, and Meyer Natural Foods for an engaging discussion of what constitutes a sustainable beef business.  Watch now.


TSU Applicator Price Increases to $50

Due to rising costs from the TSU manufacturer AllFlex, ASA will be increasing the price of TSU applicators to $50, effective immediately. 


Simbrah Registry – Breed Classification: Notice of New HerdBook Programming Logic for Purebred Simbrah Classifications.

In September of this year, the Trustees and Staff of ASA were notified of a concern regarding the Purebred Simbrah classification some animals received. Upon an in-depth review, ASA determined that the programming logic in HerdBook Services ( from 2013, gave an animal a Purebred Simbrah classification where another interpretation would classify these same animals as Percentage Simbrah.

The ASA Board met on Monday, November 28, 2022, and passed two resolutions which clarified the interpretation of the programming logic to be used for the Simbrah Registry – Breed Classification and provided for the implementation of the clarification.

The updated programming logic was implemented on December 15, 2022, (the “2022 Programing Logic”).


 Read the notice here.


Download the flowchart here.


Announcements and Events

April 01, 2023

Dr. Ken Odde Joins ASA SimSpecialist Team

in Events by ASA
Longtime educator and producer Dr. Ken Odde recently joined ASA’s SimSpecialist team. Odde received a bachelor’s in animal science at South Dakota State. After… read article

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