Parker Cattle Company: Success in the Details

By Lilly Brogger A family-run Colorado Simmental operation achieves quick progress through carefully made genetic decisions and a focus on quality over quantity. Seven years typically isn’t enough time to build a respected seedstock operation. It takes 18 months to see whether or not a chosen cross was the right choice; years to know if…

Stuck on SimAngus Genetics

A Montana commercial operation transitions to producing high performance SimAngusTM seedstock bulls. By Emme Troendle “SimAngus, Simmental and Angus breeds have always been the top of our list because of the quality of the breeds,” commends Will Townsend of Townsend Ranch LLC, “We have used traces of other breeds in the past, but when it…

Night in the Rockies, Foundation Gala Auction

The American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation (ASF) welcomes you to a Night in the Rockies, Foundation Gala Auction, January 15, in Denver, Colorado. The featured entertainment for the evening is Trent Loos, Agriculture Advocate. Recently appointed to President-Elect, Donald Trump’s Agricultural Advisory, Trent Loos will share a night of laughter with insight on America’s agriculture story and…

A System Approach to the Cattle Business

A South Carolina commercial breeder’s business plan to manage his cattle operation. By Emme Troendle “It’s like any rancher: you love it, or you don’t do it.” says Joe Davis, owner and operator of J. Davis Cattle, located outside a little South Carolina town, called Westminster, on the northwestern tip of the state. “I have…

ASA’s Open House and Grand Opening

By Emme Troendle Reflecting on the Grand Opening, Wade Shafer, EVP said, “By all accounts, ASA’s Grand Opening and Fall Focus was a smashing success. We had great speakers, great discussion and great fellowship. A big thank you goes out to all involved. Thank you! Thank you!”   To kick-off the Grand Opening ceremony, ASA…

Fall Focus 2016: Teaming Technology with Tradition

By Jackie Atkins, PhD. Roughly 175 American Simmental Association members, academics, allied industry representatives, IGS partners and breeders joined the ASA staff and trustees for a day-long educational event in Bozeman, MT recently. The theme of the day was leveraging technology to enhance the tradition of breeding seedstock beef cattle. Dale Miller, ASA Board of Trustees Chairman, kicked…