Each candidate in your region would welcome a conversation with you; take time to read their profiles, their campaign letters, and give them a call... then VOTE.
South Central Region: Click on the links for candidate profiles and campaign letters.
Chuck Miller, Olean, Missouri. Profile Letter
John Irvine, Manhattan, Kansas. Profile Letter
J.W. Brune, Overbrook, Kansas. Profile Letter
through the general postal service or your electronic notification. Ballots were sent to adult members
who have paid their annual service fee, and registered or transferred at least one animal within the last two years by November 1, 2018.
Trustee election closes on December 14, 2018, midnight. Paper ballots must arrive at the Chairman of the Tellers' office on or before December 14, 2018. We encourage you to vote electronically to ensure your vote arrives on time.
Since it takes time to order kits and for the sample to complete testing, other types of processing (registrations, THE enrollment, transfers) will not be delayed pending DNA payment for a period of time.
1. Audience Qualifier. Must have a minimum of 25 individuals in attendance; highlighting ASA program(s); event must align with ASA goals and programs; ASA personnel must be the focus for at least 30 minutes or 50% of the event.
3. $2,000 in advertising with ASA Publication. Must be a singular membership/account or a collaborative sale; must allow some form of education or program awareness.
Join us in Denver for the auction following the Foundation Gala on January 20, 2019, at the DoubleTree (3203 Quebec Street). Can't make it to Denver? Look for the auction online at LiveAuctions.tv.
Benelli Raffaello 50th Anniversary Limited Shotgun, Eagle Pass Ranch - Pheasant Hunt, Napa Valley for Two - Tour and Wine Tasting, Ultimate Alaska Fishing Lodge Experience, Original Design 50th Belt Buckle, 50th Anniversary Belt Buckle #43, Old Swiss Bell from Simmental Way building, Custom-made Saddle Blanket, Custom-made Bit, Handmade Natural Turquoise and Heishi Beaded Necklace and more!
Go to www.simmental.org/book to order your copy.
Excerpt from the Foreword written by Dr. John Pollak.
"The reader of this book will gain knowledge of the history of the Simmental breed, the Association and the people behind the breed. Embracing the story of Simmental in the United States beef industry may help create a sense of accomplishment and relevance that current membership can take pride in as they carry the banner of the breed forward. But there is also value in studying history. Generations of cattle and of the ranchers and farmers who produced those cattle have come and gone over the past 50 years. They faced cyclical cattle markets, environmental and social issues, and challenges that come from moving an organization and a diverse membership forward. They made mistakes and at times got off course, yet learning from these miscues prepares today's leaders for making future decisions. Bold decisions were made that created positive change and should instill confidence in future leadership as they seek to be innovative in new endeavors. The constant threat in the past is that they continued to adhere to the core principle of data collection and utilization. Hence, I encourage all who read this book to keep in mind how knowledge of this history will help in addressing current aspirations for producing better cattle while addressing new challenges that face not just Simmental but the entire cattle industry".
I’ve read my copy three times. Amazing job done! I appreciate learning the vast amount of history, and specifically what happened to the breed through the 1980's". Craig Johnson.
"Loved the presentation! I too would encourage everyone to take the time and read the book, it is a great and honest synopsis of the history of the ASA and a truly thoughtful piece. History has its greatest value when its lessons help shape our future. Congratulations Bob and thanks for all of your efforts!" Marty Ropp
“Simmental's American Journey' tells the story of a great breed of cattle that originated in Switzerland but crossed the Atlantic ocean in the late 60's! Thanks to Dr. Bob Hough, Paulette Cochenour and others who put over 70,000 words and 400 photos into this great book! Only $25 and available from the American Simmental Association! No doubt if you're an Ag educator you need this book as a reference in your classroom! In fact, if you are a breeder of Simgenetic cattle this would be a great gift for your local Ag teachers or County Agent!" Billy Moss
“Simmental's American Journey isn't a pretentious stroll through history. Dr. Hough candidly tackles the breed’s history through good times and tough years. He stresses the lessons learned at FOCUS 2000 and its pivotal role in our breed’s re-alignment with industry needs. He emphasizes Simmental’s science and performance roots and frankly depicts the leadership’s strengths and visions. This book accurately conveys the association’s struggles and vitality. It is a must-read for ag history buffs, as well as future cattlemen.” says Susan Russell, Sugar City, CO, Colorado Simmental Association Secretary and Treasurer.
Simmental sires are now recognized by Integrity Beef Alliance (IBA) as part of their value-added program. IBA is a comprehensive beef production system, through which members can utilize standardized management practices, marketing outlets, data utilization, assistance procuring replacement cattle, and additional support. IBA's Terminal Calf Program provides members with the option of participating in a value-added calf sale and offers producers additional support such as data consultation. The Replacement Female Program offers producers the opportunity to market females to IBA Terminal Calf Program participants. IBA helps members produce a product that exceeds consumer expectations.
"Integrity Beef Alliance is pleased to announce the recent inclusion of the Simmental breed as an approved bull for use in the value-added program," said Robert Wells, Alliance Executive Director. "Simmental cows were already approved. We believe this will allow commercial producers utilizing Simmental genetics an additional opportunity to be recognized and receive premiums for all the value-added traits they build into their cattle. Integrity Beef Alliance has an 18-year track record of producing high-quality value-added calves for the industry and which consumers are demanding."
Chip Kemp, American Simmental Association Director of Commercial and Industry Operations, expressed ASA's enthusiasm about ASA's relationship with IBA. "The inclusion of SimGenetics into the Integrity Beef Alliance program is a win for all involved," said Kemp. "This allows those savvy, profit-focused commercial producers involved with IBA the freedom to incorporate today's Simmental influenced genetics to add serious value to their feeder calves and to add meaningful maternal merit as well. The evolution of SimGenetics, and the fact that this evolution is backed with fact-based science, makes for an ideal complement to the predominant cow base in the south central US. The data is clear, the overwhelming majority of commercial operations can benefit from an infusion of Simmental genetics. We are pleased the IBA leadership team has welcomed SimGenetics into their progressive and highly regarded data-driven program."
To learn more about IBA, please visit www.integritybeef.org.
Founded in 1968, the American Simmental Association is headquartered in Bozeman, MT. ASA is committed to leveraging technology, education and collaboration to accelerate genetic profitability for the beef industry. In keeping with its commitment, ASA, along with its partners, formed International Genetic Solutions - the world's largest multi-breed genetic evaluation of beef cattle.
Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT
International Genetic Solutions (IGS) is an unprecedented collaboration between progressive breed associations fervently committed to enhancing commercial profitability. The collaboration has yielded the world’s largest genetic evaluation of beef cattle with over 17 million animals and 120,000+ genotypes.
In keeping with our commitment to the cattle industry, IGS is pleased to announce the IGS Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT. The new genetic evaluation provides more predictive EPDs, better use of genomics, more accurate accuracy reported with EPDs, all with weekly evaluations. The announcement ushers in a new era in genetic evaluation — an era made possible by a genetic evaluation system dubbed BOLT (Biometric Open Language Tools, owned by Theta Solutions, LLC).Click to read:
IGS Releases Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT
American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation Auction
Join the ASF Auction Following the Foundation Gala, Sunday Evening, January 20, 2019, in Denver at the DoubleTree Hotel (3203 Quebec Street). The auction will also be online at LiveAuctions.tv.
Visit www.simmental.org/foundation for auction details and to view the auction items!
Just how long does it take to get from a DNA test request to a result on Herdbook? Give yourself a two-month head start to be sure. Check this link to learn more about testing requirements, timelines, and top tips for success!
Is your cow herd a part of ASA’s Total Herd Enrollment program? Spring 2019 enrollment opened on October 15. Any females calving between January 1 and June 30, 2019, need to be enrolled by December 15, 2018, to take advantage of the lowest enrollment fees. Don’t delay, enroll today! #simmental #simgenetics #totalherdenrollment #beefcattle #data
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Unprecedented awareness of your feeder calves. No cost! The IGS Feeder Profit Calculator identifies the relative value of your feeder calves and provides a third-party certification to data-driven buyers. Follow the link in our profile to learn more today! Know. Or guess. You decide.
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Louisville is the second of four major PTP shows that make up the Ring of Champions program.
- Price spread between feeder cattle and the deferred fed market
- Relative value of premiums and discounts surrounding sex, region and breed
- Management influence (i.e. weaning and vaccination) on market price
- The long-run premium derived from source and age verification