Teaming Technology with Tradition

Teaming Technology with Tradition Interview with Jackie Atkins, Coordinator of Fall Focus 2016 by Emme Troendle Tell me a little bit about Fall Focus 2016, Educational Symposium and Board Meeting. “This year there are a lot of exciting, new things at the Fall Focus. We are having the ASA headquarters Grand Opening, which is exciting…

“It Can Be Done, But It’s Not Easy”

A Story of Uncommon Perseverance with Darryl McNair of Spanish Rose Simmentals By Courtney Wesner Last year, I was privileged to hear one of the most truthful stories of perseverance, heart, and guts that I have ever heard ~ it is the story of Darryl McNair of Spanish Rose Simmentals. Let me share with you…

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…

ASA’s New Website

  Have you heard the buzz? The American Simmental Association has a new website! The redesign of the ASA’s informational website is mobile friendly for phones and tablets. It features a consolidated navigation system making it easy to find the information you need throughout the website.     New features to look for: Easy to…

An Unprecedented Collaboration

by Emme Troendle “In the first few decades of national cattle evaluation, universities performed evaluations for the beef industry. The universities largely underwrote the research and development, establishing the software and the methodology to advance genetic evaluation for the beef breeds,” said Wade Shafer, CEO of ASA, when asked about the origins of International Genetics…

The Full Story Behind W/C Wide Track 694Y

This spring, a high-impact Simmental bull, W/C Wide Track 694Y, was erroneously named a carrier of Contractural Arachnodactyly (CA), also known as fawn calf syndrome. After further investigation, it became clear that Wide Track was in fact free of the defect. What happened to lead to such a monumental mistake? Here is the full story from American Simmental Association (ASA), Genex Cooperative, Inc. and the Werning family.

Tom and Barbara Vossler

Meet the Man behind the Curtain of the Fall Focus

By Emme Troendle As the coordinator for the Fall Focus, Tom Vossler, with the assistance of the Pennsylvania State Association, has spearheaded planning for the event. When asked his thoughts on the Fall Focus Tom said, “We’re doing this event for the good of the organization, the good of the Pennsylvania Simmental Association (PSA), and…