“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…

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…

“It Takes a Breeder to Know a Breeder”

“It Takes a Breeder to Know a Breeder” A closer look at evaluation with 2014 National Western judge Tom Hook By Courtney Wesner Becoming a reputable seedstock breeder could be and has been described by many as an uphill battle. It’s something like becoming a respected politician. Honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, and a clean record are…

The Cattleman’s Science Dictionary

The Cattleman’s Dictionary The Science Behind Genetic Selection By Dr. Jackie Atkins Recently, the ASA has gathered terms for an online glossary in order to help our members understand the science behind genetic selection a little better.  While this does not make for exciting reading, we hope these definitions will help our members have a…