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ASA Board Meeting:

Simbrah Classification and Implementation

Join us for a webinar on Nov 28, 2022 at 5:00 PM MST.

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All interested members are invited to attend. You must register to attend the meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


ASA Board of Trustee Elections

Trustee Election.  Ballots for the Eastern Region, North Central Region, and South Central Region were mailed November 18.  

Deadline: paper ballots must arrive at the Chairman of the Teller’s office on or before December 21, 2022.  Electronic voting will end at 11:59 pm Mountain on December 21, 2022.

Trustee Election: Get To Know Your Candidates.


Western Region - no election. No write-in qualified. Quin LaFollette by acclamation.


Candidates: Read the bios and Campaign Letters Here


Eastern Region - 2 open seats

·        Allen Heishman II, Edinburg, Virginia

·        Brandi Karisch, Starkville, Mississippi

·        Scott Trennepohl, Middletown, Indiana


North Central Region - 2 open seats

·        Matt Aggen, Harmony, Minnesota

·        Troy Marple, Westmoreland, Kansas

·        Paul Rydeen, Clearbrook, Minnesota


South Central Region - 1 open seat

·        Greg Burden, Canton, Texas

·        Matt Fischer, Saint Joseph, Missouri


DNA Billing Announcement

Effective immediately, ASA will be implementing a $7.20 processing fee for all semen straws and/or semen samples submitted to Neogen for DNA testing. 



It's a New THE Season

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day…. and for many of us, it is a new THE season. The sun is getting ready to rise on a new year, which means Spring Total Herd Enrollment (THE) season is here!

Are you a current Spring THE herd? Or maybe you’ve read about THE and want to get started?

You can now enroll your 2023 spring-calving cows in THE. The deadline is December 15, 2022. Go to and click on ‘Herdbook’ to log in and submit your enrollment today!


Announcements and Events

November 14, 2022

ASA Board of Trustee Elections

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There are three regions with elections for the open seats on the ASA Board. Ballots will be mailed to active, adult memberships around November 18 with… read article
November 01, 2022

American Royal Livestock Show

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National SimGenetics Show Results Junior Show Results ASA’s Chance Ujazdowski, Mia Bayer, and Luke Bowman kicked off the first Major SimGenetics PTP show of… read article

ASA Spotlight

Simmental Still Works

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SimGenetics Takes Roth Farm and Ranch into the Future

by Lilly Platts Roth Farm and Ranch, located near Sterling,…

Back to Basics

Digital Certificates Now Available

ASA recently launched a new feature on Herdbook allowing members to download digital certificates…

Down to the Genes Series

DNA Requirements for Foundation-Registered AI Sires and Donor Dams

Before the fertilization, before the flush, and long before those embryo transfer (ET) calves hit…

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