Revision to the Purebred Simbrah Asterisk Program Implemented
This year the American Simmental Association (ASA) has had two situations where Simbrah members were notified of changes to the Simbrah breed classification. One pertained to a rule clarification that necessitated a change in the programming logic and one to the descendants of NF New Reign when its dam was corrected. Both changes resulted in some animal registrations or records that carried the purebred Simbrah classification (5/8 SM 3/8 BR) to now display a percentage Simbrah classification.
In February 2023, the ASA Board made provisions to retain a purebred Simbrah designation for a period of time referred to as the Purebred Simbrah (5/8 SM 3/8 BR*) Asterisk Program (Asterisk Program) – for Simbrah animals changed by the 2022 Programming Logic. An asterisk would follow the designation (5/8 SM 3/8 BR*) to identify these animals as Purebred Simbrah* on the registration certificates and online (digital /through HerdBook).
During the August ASA Board of Trustees’ meeting, the board passed a resolution to allow the descendants of NF New Reign that were affected by the pedigree correction (dam correction) to participate in the Asterisk Program if qualifications are met. In addition, the Board passed a resolution to modify the requirements for the Purebred Simbrah Asterisk Program. No DNA – parent verification – requirement is the major change.
You may retain the purebred Simbrah designation (with an asterisk) by meeting the requirements outlined in the full document or you may accept the classification from either the 2022 Programing Logic or from the correction of NF New Reign’s dam.
For more information, read the full release and view the flowchart.