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IGS Bull Session - Join us on September 24, 2020

Join a round-table discussion with educated breeders, feedlot voices, and breed association staff focused on various avenues to collect carcass records for use in genetic evaluation. Register here.

Steer Profitability Contest - Registrations open. Closes October 2, 2020

Invigorate your State!
A Webinar for Simmental State Associations
September 29, 2020 at 5:30 PM Mountain
Join our webinar for a refresher and updates associated with State Association Cost Share and Check Off programs. 
There will also be specifics on how to engage with regional SimSpecialists and staff for a specific state event.

Industry News

Timing is Everything

August 27, 2020 Industry News ASA
By Dr. Rachel Endecott, Director of DNA Research Management | Management for a short postpartum interval can improve cow stayability. In a perfect world, first-calf heifers would calve in the first 21 days of the calving season, breed back in the first 21…

The School of Hard Knocks

August 13, 2020 Industry News ASA
By Luke Bowman Director of Member Events and International Operations | I want to share an important lesson I learned this past year — a lesson I learned the hard way. It was grass time around the farm back in Indiana. The calves were a couple months old, the…

ASA Spotlight

Former Board Chairman Passes Bob Schalles 1935-2020

September 12, 2020 ASA Spotlight ASA
. Dr. Robert Schalles was many things to many people. He was an educator, mentor, animal scientist, cattle breeder, leader, husband, father, and loyal friend.…

Cultivating Cattle and Creativity in Kansas

August 27, 2020 ASA Spotlight ASA
By Lilly Platts | The Blew family has been raising cattle in Kansas for five generations. The family’s history with the Simmental breed began in the 1980s with…

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Women of ASA

Down to the Genes Series

Focus on ASA Research Projects

August 06, 2020 DNA
By Jackie Atkins Ph.D., Rachel Endecott Ph.D., and Lilly Platts | With the recent launch of the Calf Crop Genomics project, the ASA has three research genotyping programs available to members. This month’s Down to the Genes article highlights unique tips for DNA testing through Cow Herd DNA Roundup, Carcass Expansion Project, and Calf Crop Genomics. Thanks to the partnership between IGS and…


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Working Ranch Half Time Show 

Half Time Show

 Catch the latest in cattle industry news, stories of the rancher/cowboy, listener response, cowboy poetry and music, rodeo action and much much more.

IGS and the Pursuit of Better Cattle


I G S      S T A N D      T O G E T H E R

International Genetic Solutions (IGS) continues to reshape the cattle industry. Beef industry leaders from across the nation share how IGS benefits cattlemen and women, and how it will continue to evolve through the power of collaboration. Visit to learn more. 



The world's largest multi-breed beef cattle evaluation partners with the industry's leading genomics company. Here's what it means for ranchers.IGS Feeder Profit CalculatorTM - Marketing Backed by Genetics.
"We're extremely proud of the collaboration we have with IGS. It really is the first of its kind in the world," says Stewart Bauck, vice president of Agrigenomics for Neogen Genomics. "We will, along with IGS, be developing and refining a set of tools that we can make available to commercial producers so they can select superior females in a multi-breed or crossbreeding operation."  Read more


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