Looking back on the moments — the memories — those were the days. Would you like to share your Simmental memories?


Back in 2008, ASA celebrated 40 years of commitment to the success of our members. SimTalk ran a special chronological history detailing the strides ASA has made to meet the goal for maintaining and nurturing services and products, bringing increasing value to ASA members’ customers.

In August 2016, ASA will be celebrating the opening of our new headquarters with a chronological history booklet, detailing moments and historical memories since 1968, when the first foundation cows were bred AI to imported Simmental sires.


We invite you, our members, to submit photographs, historical anecdotes, fond memories, and other interesting items for consideration to be included in our “walk down memory lane”.

Please submit your contribution by May 20, 2016 electronically to etroendle@simmgene.com or by mail:

American Simmental Association
Attention: Emme Troendle
One Genetics Way
Bozeman, MT 59718
Attention: Emme Troendle

*All photos will be returned

For your enjoyment, here is a memory from 1972:

Parisien with Donald Vaniman

1972:  Parisien was the first animal to be registered in both the American and Canadian herdbooks (ASA & CSA #1).  Donald D. Vaniman, the Association’s first full-time Executive Secretary, is shown here holding Parisien’s lead rope.