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…

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…

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…

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…

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…