A Recap of the 2017 ASA Fall Focus

by Lilly Brogger The fourth annual American Simmental Association (ASA) Fall Focus, held in Bismarck, ND, September 17-21, and with over 220 attendees, was the largest to date. The program featured an educational session where several industry professionals and scientists spoke about subjects focused around beef cattle breeding. The ASA Board of Trustees held meetings…

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…

“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…

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…

La Muñeca Cattle Company–Not Just a Family Business

La Muñeca Cattle Company–Not Just a Family Business By Hannah Wine This is an interview with South Texas Simbrah breeder Carlos X. Guerra about his family heritage and his successful La Muñeca Cattle Company. It’s a story of hard work, tragedy and death, drought, gin trash, dreams, and scholarships galore. In 1873, Carlos Guerra’s great…