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TABLE OF CONTENTS the Register ◆ May/June 2018 Volume 31, Number 8

10 SIMMENTAL SAVVY A Nebraska family sets themselves apart by building on a solid family foundation and raising SimAngus™ seedstock. By Lilly Platts

16 GETTING THE MOST FROM THE NEW IGS MULTI-BREED GENETIC EVALUATION POWERED BY BOLT Best practices to ensure the most accurate genetic predictions for cattle. By Drs. Jackie Atkins, Matt Spangler, Bob Weaber, and Wade Shafer

20 SPEAKING WITH SMITH ASA Board Chairman Tim Smith remarks on programs and key issues facing the Board of Trustees. With Emme Troendle

28 50 YEARS OF SIMMENTAL ASA reflects on the past 50 years and looks toward the future. Coordinated by Emme Troendle

Also in this issue . . . Viewpoint Mailbag

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Menu Morsels


State Scene


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Personnel Profiles Corporate Report

From the Headquarters







Former Trustee Passes

Foundation Update



Sale Results

Foundation Focus



New Members

AJSA Connection



ASA Fees

Beef Business



Date Book




Rates & Policies

Cow Sense



Advertisers' Index

About the cover: Simmental cows graze a clover field on a warm, spring day. Photo submitted by Sheila Wittie, Heartachers Farm, Hammond, LA.

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Published By ASA Publication, Inc. One Genetics Way, Bozeman, Montana 59718 USA 406-587-2778 Fax: 406-587-9301 Email: Canada Publications Agreement Number: 1875183

CEO Wade Shafer, Ph.D.

Business Manager Linda Kesler

General Manager Jim Largess

Editorial Jackie Atkins, Ph.D. Lilly Platts Emme Troendle

Art Director Cynthia Conner

Sales Manager Nancy Chesterfield

Design/Production Joel Coleman

Advertising/ Editorial Assistant

Editorial Consultant Dan Rieder

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Media/ Website Administrator Accounts Receivable Kathy Shafer Carla Stephens

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Vice-Chairman Tim Smith

Fred Schuetze Tim Curran Mike Forman

Executive Secretary-Treasurer Wade Shafer, Ph.D.

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Executive Vice President: Wade Shafer, Ph.D. Immediate Past Chairman: Brian DeFreese

North Central Area: John G. Irvine (2019) 3370 Casement Rd Manhattan, KS 66502 785.313.7473

Steve Eichacker (2020) 25446 445th Ave Salem, SD 57058 605.421.1152

Erika Kenner (2020) 440 6th Avenue SE Leeds, ND 58346 406.581.1188

Tom Hook (2021) 11333 180th Street Tracy, MN 56175 507.829.5283

Eastern Area: Gordon Hodges (2020) 1025 Pineview Farms Drive Hamptonville, NC 27020 336.469.0489

Randy Moody (2020) 811 Frank Hereford Rd New Market, AL 35761 256.655.5255

Jim Ligon (2021) 1362 Dyer Creek Rd Cookeville, TN 38051 931.510.3328 Cliff Orley (2021) 1486 Mount Wilson Rd Lebanon, PA 17042 717.269.0128

Western Area: Tim Curran (2019) 1000 Cook Road Ione, CA 95640 209.765.1815

Clay Lassle (2019) 42 Road 245 Glendive, MT 59330 406.486.5584

Tom Nelson (2020) 5831 Hwy 7 Wibaux, MT 59353 406.939.1252

Michael Forman (2021) 2451 Number 81 Road Ellensburg, WA 98926 509.929.0312

South Central Area: Tim Smith (2019) PO Box 330 Giddings, TX 78942 512.587.7896

Dr. Gary W. Updyke (2020) 107030 S. 4250 Road Checotah, OK 74426 918.843.3193

John Griswold (2021) 5922 S Brush Creek Rd Stillwater, OK 74074 405.780.3300

Fred Schuetze (2021) PO Box 968 Granbury, TX 76048 817.894.0563

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VIEWPOINT By Mike Forman, Ellensburg, WA

CHANGE Why, in life, do we feel most things are just going to be the same in our everyday life? In fact, things are always in a constant state of change. We are growing older, while at the same time increasing our knowledge through schooling, social media, and industry seminars. We are also making new personal relationships. Some short-term, some for life. All have have an impact on our lives. The effort we expend can affect the degree of change we see in each area of our life, and so it also is with our cattle operations. Change is happening in the cattle industry at a pace we haven’t witnessed in recent years. So do we, as breeders, embrace change or resist it? Change in life is a foot race. Once you get too far behind, the effort it takes to win or place becomes exponentially more difficult.


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ASA members have embraced and supported the industry leading programs that have been created for the membership and even more importantly, the cattle industry at large. As we prepare the long plans for ASA and IGS, I encourage you to share your insight for the changes you feel we need in an investment in personnel and funding to ensure our breed leadership and growth. The ASA and IGS have the programs in place to affect changes such as planned matings, the Feeder Profit Calculator™ and Total Herd Enrollment with Option D for commercial herds, along with the Carcass Merit Program. BOLT will soon be released, which will be a single-step inclusion of DNA data into the EPD profile of each animal. This program will produce the best data based EPDs in the industry. I commend the staff, current and past Board members, for all they do for the ASA and their forward progressive thinking on tools we are using that propel our industry forward. u

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MAIL BAG Dear Editor, I would like to give credit to an important early breeder of Simmental Cattle that helped build more genetic uniformity within the breed with his interest in homozygous black and homozygous polled cattle. Jim Taylor earned his place in greatness with his belief that having homozygous black and homozygous polled black Simmental would be beneficial to the breed. JW Taylor of central Kansas was part of a mecca of initial Simmental breeders in Kansas. It would be nice to have an increase in the awareness of some of the great pioneers of the breed, of which there are a lot of breeders scattered over the US that developed Simmental that could excel in the varied conditions where cattle were raised and have paved the way for the current breeders’ programs to compete in the marketplace. Jim Taylor owned S F Coal Miners Daughter who was the first proven homozygous black and homozygous polled female in the breed. Before 1990, the process for a female was to have 12 calves from a red horned bull and all the calves had to be black and polled. Not something that anyone else was ready to spend time or the


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money doing. Jim Taylor made S F Coal Miners Daughter famous and sold many high priced daughters at the Kansas Expo sales. Jim Taylor used foundation sires like Black Mick, 600U, and Black Irish Kansas which all made a huge impact on the early development of homozygous black and homozygous polled cattle in the Simmental Breed. Now it is easy to determine the color and polled with simple tests. Breeders now have their choice of genetics. I was a benefactor of Jim Taylor’s forward view of how to add new genetics to the breed. Breeders should know of these great pioneers of our breed that were a part of what the Simmental cattle are today. Simmental has a great future thanks to the many Trustees who, over the years, have dedicated their time and guidance to the Association. The many years of leadership done by Jerry Lipsey and Wade Shafer have also been a leading factor in the prominence of the Simmental breed. Sincerely, Ernest Flucke Wellington, MO ◆

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K-Ler Kingsman 610D

W/C Executive 187D


Yardley Utah Y361

FHEN Halftime A127



ASA#: 3125337 EPDs: CE: 18 $API: 154 $TI: 89

ASA#: 3182363 EPDs: CE: 14 $API: 136 $TI: 79

Halls Confidence A30

W/C Lock Down 206Z




ASA#: 2641894 EPDs: CE: 8 $API: 116 $TI: 64

ASA#: 2884737 EPDs: CE: 16 $API: 146 $TI: 77

ASA#: 2852652 EPDs: CE: 19 $API: 137 $TI: 72

ASA#: 2658496 EPDs : CE: 19 $API: 147 $TI: 79

W/C United 956Y

W/C BF Innocent Man 174A

Schooley Emmett C543

TJ Franchise 451D

1/2 ASA#: 2614725 EPDs: CE:11 $API: 145 $TI: 92

3/4 ASA#: 2785174 EPDs: CE: 7 $API: 94 $TI: 51

GLS/JRB Cash Flow 163C

ASA#: 3268112 EPDs: CE: 9 $API: 128 $TI: 74

CCR Anchor 9071B



Rousey Gold Strike 512C


1/2 ASA#: 3148384 EPDs: CE: 15 $API: 147 $TI: 91 Triangle J’s 2017 sale topper and stoutest bull ever produced!

WS Stepping Stone 844


Longs the Player C33



ASA#: 3044489 EPDs: CE: 6 $API: 113 $TI: 69

ASA#: 2882759 EPDs: CE: 21 $API: 164 $TI: 84

ASA#: 3000381 EPDs: CE: 20 $API: 152 $TI: 87

ASA#: 2937803 EPDs: CE: 11 $API: 125 $TI: 73

ASA#: 3030191 EPDs: CE: 9 $API: 115 $TI: 61

CCR Flint Hills 2092B

Damar Duration D871

WHF Tenfold C38

DAF Cadillac Style C4

W/C Last Call 206A






ASA#: 2882607 EPDs: CE: 15 $API: 146 $TI: 87

ASA#: 3222772 EPDs: CE: 11 $API: 142 $TI: 80

ASA#: 3118596 EPDs: CE: 16 $API: 153 $TI: 69

ASA#: 3066650 EPDs: CE: 12 $API: 112 $TI: 64

ASA# 2785178 EPDs: CE: 12 $API: 130 $TI: 74

W/C Son of a Biscuit 83E

GCC Whizard 125W

Hara’s Distinction 10C

CCR Masterlink 9054C

W/C Red Revolver 8443C

1/2 ASA#: 3336314 EPDs: CE: 12 $API: 127 $TI: 69 EPDs as of 3.2.18

1/2 ASA#: 2511023 EPDs: CE: 10 $API: 91 $TI: 55

3/4 ASA#: 3083878 EPDs: CE: 5 $API: 90 $TI: 71

3/4 ASA#: 3026360 EPDs: CE: 7 $API: 157 $TI: 84

3/4 ASA#: 3041173 EPDs: CE: 13 $API: 101 $TI: 52

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Simmental Savvy A Nebraska family sets themselves apart by building on a solid family foundation and raising SimAngus™ seedstock. By Lilly Platts

Kearns Cattle Company began selling bulls to commercial cattlemen years before becoming a part of the registered seedstock business. This background made the transition to selling registered bulls natural, as the Kearns family had established a successful program before utilizing EPDs and other association tools. Today, they have built a highly-respected SimAngus™ program consisting of 500 mother cows, providing consistent genetics to commercial and registered producers across the country. Tom and Deb Kearns

A Solid Foundation The Kearns family came to the Nebraska Sandhills four generations ago, with Tom’s grandfather homesteading in Sheridan county in the 1880s. This land stayed with the family and Tom grew up there. His family ran a variety of cattle through the years, including Hereford and then Chianina, Maine Anjou, and Angus cross cows. The 10,000 acres comprising Kearns Cattle Company is located near Rushville, Nebraska, just 30 minutes from the South Dakota border. The country is best suited for cattle, and what isn’t grazed is utilized for hay ground. The ranch is in the Sandhills region of Nebraska, which is above the Ogallala Aquifer. In the great plains areas above the aquifer, the water table can be very close to the surface,


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allowing for subirrigation. Tom notes that while the country is well suited for raising cattle, it is unforgiving if overstocked. Northwest Nebraska has cold, sometimes harsh winters, so cattle are fed hay throughout the season. The Kearns family puts up millet, oats and oat hay, alfalfa, sorghum-sudangrass, and wheat, much of which is utilized for winter feed. Renting fields of corn stalks allows them to feed four months of the year. Kearns Cattle Company is a fourth generation, family-focused operation. Tom and his wife of 47 years, Deb, raised their three sons there. Today, Rick is a dentist in Grand Island, Nebraska; Bill is a CPA in Seattle; and Zach works on the ranch. Zach and his wife, Brittney, are now raising their family there, Jackson (10), Kennedy (6), Maddox (2), and Krue, who just arrived in March.

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Family and friends helping brand calves in the spring.

Tom left the ranch to attend college at Nebraska Wesleyan University, later working as a history teacher for eight years, in addition to coaching football and wrestling. He took the opportunity to go back to the ranch and return to the lifestyle he enjoyed. Similarly, Zach left the ranch to attend college at Colorado State University and Chadron State University, graduating with a degree in agricultural business. He and Brittney lived in Denver for several years, where Zach managed a linen company. Upon starting their family, the couple chose to move back to the ranch to raise their family. Zach purchased Tom’s custom haying business, which consumes most of his summer. “I always enjoyed the ranch growing up, and going out with my dad,” says Zach of his decision to move home.

Jointly Managed Tom and Zach have created a successful team, raising highquality SimAngus genetics. Tom’s program began with selling commercial bulls to commercial cattlemen. He began holding a sale 29 years ago, consisting of genetics from his Maine, Chianina, and Angus-cross cattle. In 2004, they introduced Simmental, which has helped their program grow to its current capacity. “The Maine and Chianina females weren’t readily accepted,” says Tom. “We feel that Simmental make really good cows, their disposition is better, and they have a lot of the traits ranchers look for. They can get some heterosis and still keep the females.” Tom and Zach credit much of their success to finding good cow families and building on them. Ford Dolly RJ Y83, a SimAngus donor, has been extremely important and influential to the program. She has generated notable progeny sales for Kearns Cattle Company, as have her daughters. This past January, the Kearns family won the purebred Simmental pen show at the National Western Stock Show with three bulls sired by Mr TR Hammer, and out of Dolly, and one of her daughters. They started exhibiting cattle in Denver so cattlemen could see them, as Rushville is a remote community and a long drive from anywhere. “It’s a good way for us to showcase what we have. It’s a commercial man’s show and a purebred show,” explains Zach.

The Kearns’ program is based on both numbers and phenotype. Tom and Zach both note that while EPDs are an extremely useful tool, they aren’t an all encompassing answer to the complexities of raising productive cattle. “I think you have to use EPDs as a tool,” says Zach. “We use actual numbers a lot. There are big numbered bulls that don’t perform as well as they should. I would rather take a bull with the best actual numbers and average EPDs for our herd.” Zach reiterates the importance of cow families to their program. “Our main focus is phenotype and what the cow family has behind it,” he explains. “Our cattle have to travel over thousand acre pastures so feet and leg structure are really important.” The Kearns’ also believe that cattle must have eye appeal to be successful and marketable in the seedstock industry. “We’re in a big Angus community, so to get these Simmental genetics sold they have to look right,” says Zach. Raising cattle with depth satisfies both the need to perform and look the part. “The depth of cattle is what we strive for and try to produce. Our customers want something with longevity that doesn’t take a lot of feed to maintain,” says Zach. Tom adds, “Customers want cattle that will add pounds too, they sell their cattle by the pound.” (Continued on page 14)

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50th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, August 25 Pitchfork fondue, live music, and a celebration of ASA’s 50th year at the ASA Headquarters.

Golf anyone? Join us for a fun-filled Fall Focus Par 3 Golf Tournament ASA will host a Par 3 golf challenge on Saturday, August 25. Cost is $80/team or $20 for an individual. Pre-registration is required. Funds raised will go toward the American Simmental Simbrah Foundation – Fall Focus.

Hands-on Herdbook Tutorial Saturday afternoon, August 25 ASA’s customer service team will offer Herdbook tutorials to help members feel more confident processing data and become more efficient using Herdbook Services.

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Hotel Information:

Saturday, August 25

Best Western GranTree Inn (Headquarters)

• Golf Tournament (9:30 am - 12:00 pm). • Open house and tours of the ASA Headquarters in afternoon. • Herdbook Services Processing Tips at the ASA Headquarters. • Social and dinner at the ASA Headquarter sponsored by the Montana Simmental Association.

Sunday, August 26 • Educational Session Best Western GranTree Inn (meeting headquarters). • Embrace the Past, Imagine the Future. Join us for a day packed educational session featuring talks about the history of the ASA and the evolution of the genetic evaluation through the years. Guests will learn about the revolutionary changes to the IGS genetic evaluation made possible with BOLT software. Guests will also hear from speakers affiliated with other agricultural industries and what has been successful for them. Watch for a detailed agenda on and in the July/August issue of the Register. • Evening Dinner and Social at the meeting headquarters, Bozeman’s Best Western GranTree Inn. Guest speaker, Dr. Bob Hough, author of ASA’s 50th anniversary book.

Monday, August 27

1325 N 7th Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715 Phone: 406-587-5261 Rate: $129/night Cut Off Date: August 14th Website: Group Code: Simmental or Fall Focus

Travel Information: Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport Free shuttle to and from the Airport to the Best Western GranTree.

Area Information: Bozeman offers a variety of attractions including world class fly fishing, fine dining and shopping, hiking trails, golf, trips to Yellowstone National Park, and much more. For local attractions and events, check out these websites:

• Interactive Committee Meetings and staff presentations — Join the ASA Trustees to discuss critical issues in each of the five Standing Committees and hear staff reports in various areas. • Lunch is provided.

Questions about the Fall Focus, contact Nancy Chesterfield at 406-587-2778.

• Dinner on your own.

Tuesday, August 28 • Board Meeting continues — all are invited to stay. • Lunch is provided. • Dinner on your own.

Wednesday, August 29

— adjourn by 10:00 am

• Board Meeting — voting on resolutions. • Adjourn by 10:00 am.

Complete program details will be available in the July/August Register.

Fall Focus 2018 Registration Information: There is no registration fee; however, pre-registration is required to plan for meals and refreshments. Main Street, Bozeman, MT

Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, MT

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Tom and Zach have noticed a wider acceptance of Simmental genetics in recent years, reflecting on when they began adding the breed to their program. The added heterosis, and ability to raise homozygous polled and black cattle, has contributed to this trend.

Focused on Consistency

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Kearns Cattle Company has earned notice for their bulls, which are developed following their straight-forward, reliable program. Calves are weaned at the beginning of September and placed on a high-forage ration of hay and silage. With the help of a nutritionist, they build rations that are low in corn and high in energy and forage. This ration is adjusted every two weeks, with the goal of each bull gaining three and a half pounds per day. Tom notes that even with this gain, their bulls will have an average of .18 inches of back fat at the sale in March. This past March, 92 bulls sold, which was their largest sale to date. Embryo Transfer work is heavily utilized, with over half of all calves resulting from such matings. The remainder are bred by AI. The Kearns’ sell embryos and semen on their top producers, and also buy new genetics from the top of other breeder’s programs. Angus genetics are often brought in by purchasing from other programs. “We’re always looking to improve the genetics,” says Tom. “Our goal is to raise a bull that helps an operation better their program, whether that be through heterosis, or to add pounds, or to breed better females. We want to breed to make things better for our customers.” Zach adds, “We are trying to get more females in our herd that better our program so we can provide better genetics to our customers in the future.”

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Jackson, Zach, Tom, and Kennedy.

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Zach, Brittney, Jackson, Kennedy, Maddox, and Krue, the latest addition to the Kearns family.


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Tom and Zach both point to the relationships and friendships they have developed as reasons they enjoy their occupation. “The cattle business is family oriented. My dad has had customers for 30 years and that says something about the friendships you gain along the way,” says Zach. Kearns Cattle Company also has two full-time employees, Edward Bracken, who has a tenure of 10 years, and Scott Kelly who has worked there for 16 years. Tom notes the importance of both to the daily operations and overall success of the business. Tom moved back to the ranch to live the lifestyle he enjoys, and Zach echoes that sentiment. “There is a lot of time and hard work that goes into getting a live calf, but that makes it worthwhile,” says Zach. “I can raise my kids here, and it’s not very often you can take your kid to work and teach them values. I get to do that, and teach them hands-on skills.” ◆

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Getting the Most from the New IGSMulti-breed Genetic Evaluation Powered by BOLT By Drs. Jackie Atkins, Matt Spangler, Bob Weaber, and Wade Shafer With the full release of the new genetic evaluation featuring improved genetic prediction models, better use of genomic data, and the next evolution of genetic evaluation software, BOLT, it’s time for seedstock producers to reflect on best practices to receive the most accurate genetic predictions on their cattle.

Jackie Atkins, Ph.D.

Best Practices for Seedstock Producers Clearly defined breeding objectives — With the ability to increase the rate of genetic change comes the possibility to make mistakes at a faster pace. Breeding goals need to be clearly identified to ensure selection at the nucleus level matches the needs (profit-oriented) of the commercial industry.

Matt Spangler, Ph.D.

Whole herd reporting — Inventorybased reporting captures more complete phenotypes on reproduction and longevity traits, and thus creates more accurate genetic selection tools. Proper contemporary groups — It is important for the precision of the genetic evaluation to group animals treated uniformly. Proper reporting of contemporary groups reduces bias in EPDs.

Bob Weaber, Ph.D.

Wade Shafer, Ph.D.


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Take data collection and reporting seriously. — Phenotypes are the fuel that drives the geneticevaluation. Take pride in collecting accurate data. If possible, collect additional phenotypes like mature cow weight, cow body condition score, udder scores, feed intake, and carcass data. Phenotypic data collection for economically relevant traits needs to improve in both quantity and quality. — The quantity and quality of fertility traits, needs to dramatically improve. Providing disposal codes to identify why females leave the herd is vital. Commercial data resources, where the true economically relevant traits exist, are going to become more critical to capture.

Use index-based selection. — As the list of published EPDs continues to grow, using economic selection indices will become even more helpful to reduce the complexity of multiple trait selection. If the number of EPDs increase, tools to reduce the complexity of sire selection for commercial producers must continue to develop. Breed associations and seedstock producers have the obligation to aid commercial clientele in making profitable bull selection decisions. Use genomics — Genomic selection offers an opportunity to increase the rate of genetic change and break the antagonistic relationship between generation interval (the average age of the parents when the next generation is born) and the accuracy of selection (e.g., accuracy of EPD) — two components that determine the rate of genetic change. However, as with any tool, genomic information must be used correctly and to its fullest extent. What is proposed herein is a list of ‘best practices’ for producers and breed organizations relative to genomic testing.

Best Practices for Genomic Testing: 1.) All animals within a contemporary group should be genotyped. If genomic data are meant to truly enable selection decisions, this information must be collected on animals before selection decisions are made. The return on investment of this technology is substantially reduced if it is used after the decision is made. 2.) Both male and female animals should be genotyped. The promise of genomic selection has always suggested that the largest impact will be for traits that are lowly heritable and/or sex limited (e.g., fertility) or those that are not routinely collected (e.g., disease). This is indeed true, but it necessitates that genotyped animals (Continued on page 18)

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have phenotypes. For sex-limited traits, this becomes a critical choke point given the vast majority of genotyped cattle are males. If producers wish to have genomicenhanced EPDs for traits such as calving ease maternal and heifer pregnancy, they must begin or continue to genotype females. The ASA has a unique program called the Cow Herd DNA Roundup (CHR) to help herds collect female genotypes (see pop-out box for more information). 3.) Genotypes can provide useful information in addition to predictions of additive genetic merit. Do not forget the value in correcting parentage errors, tracking inbreeding levels, identifying unfavorable haplotypes, estimating breed composition, and estimating retained heterozygosity. All of these can be garnered from populations that have a well-defined set of genotyping protocols. The beef industry should be congratulated for the rapid adoption of genomic technology, but there is a lot of work to do. Of critical importance is the fact that genomic technology will continue to change and does not replace the need for phenotypes nor the fundamental understanding of traditional selection principles including EPD and accuracy.

MENU MORSELS Spicing up your dinner table with tasty, beef-based dishes

Macaroni and Meat Casserole Ingredients: 1-pound ground beef 6-slices bacon, chopped ½-cup chopped onion ½-cup canned chopped mushrooms 2-cans tomato soup 1-cup milk 1-tsp oregano 1-tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese 8-oz macaroni

Directions: 1. Boil noodles until tender, drain, and set aside 2. Cook bacon in skillet until partially cooked 3. Add and sauté mushrooms and onions 4. Add ground beef, and cook until brown and crumbly 5. Stir in soup, milk and seasonings 6. Layer Macaroni, Sauce, and cheese ½ at a time in greased baking dish 7. Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly

Editor’s Note: Each month a favorite beef recipe is presented in this space. the Register encourages and welcomes contributions to this column from the ASA membership. ◆


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Total Herd Enrollment (THE) A cow-inventory-based reporting program, THE requires participants to provide annual reproductive and inventory status on their cow herd. THE is designed to improve quality of data submitted for genetic evaluation and improve and develop reproductive EPDs. By submitting data on the entire calf crop or contemporary group, breeders will receive more accurate predictions of their cattle. The ASA has four THE options to fit most seedstock (and now commercial) operations. For more information check out Have you Herd blog or call the ASA at 406-587-4531.

Cow Herd DNA Roundup (CHR) 60% off GGPLD testing for breeders who commit their whole cow herd. The Cow Herd DNA Roundup (CHR) is designed to increase the number of female genotypes to better predict maternal traits (such as maternal calving ease). Genotyping entire herds reduces bias created when only the best cattle are genotyped. Gathering massive amounts of genotypes on entire cow herds will significantly improve the genomic predictions and rate of genetic progress. As parentage testing is included, CHR herds will have pedigrees validated through DNA. Participating breeders gain the benefits of having genomically enhanced EPDs on the entire cow herd — equivalent to a lifetime number of calf records in several traits.

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Weaning weights


Stayability records

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Prickly Pear Simmental Ranch Birthplace of the first Polled Black Simmental Bull Made in Montana Sale • February 2, 2019 Troy Wheeler, Cattle Manager: 406-949-1754 Don and Nancy Burnham • Gary Burnham 2515 Canyon Ferry Road • Helena, MT 59602 ASA No. 174 E-mail:

Clay and Marianne Lassle 42 Road 245 Glendive, Montana Clay: 406.486.5584 Ryan: 406.694.3722

180 Black Simmental, SimAngusTM and Angus Bulls to Sell

Bill Begger 482 Custer Trail Road Wibaux, MT 59353 Bill: 406-796-2326 John: 406-795-9914

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Speaking With Smith Smith Genetic flags mark the entrance to Smith’s operation.

ASA Board Chairman Tim Smith remarks on programs and key issues facing the Board of Trustees. With Emme Troendle Troendle: Tell us about your background, cattle, and family. Smith: Our Smith Genetics runs about 400 head of cattle including Simbrah, Simmental, and SimAngus™ in addition to operating a complete embryo transplant and artificial insemination center. I have been actively involved with SimGenetics since 1980. We hold our annual production sale, Synergy, in the fall and this will be our 11th sale to date. This sale includes the participation of 10 additional breeders who have purchased foundation genetics from our program and they bring that genetic influence to the marketplace. Smith Genetics is enrolled in THE and we are firm believers in the use of performance data. We performance test bulls in several area bull tests to facilitate the collection of data including feed intake. My partner, Joel Isgrig, and I live on the ranch and are actively involved in daily oversight of the operation. Our “get away” is traveling to foreign countries on various cruise lines and that is also my time to catch up on paperwork. My daughter, Haley Smith, was actively involved in the AJSA and attributes many of her successes to the


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leadership abilities and problem solving skills that she acquired while participating in the youth programs. Haley is currently an Occupational Therapist and specializes in treatment of spinal cord injuries in Houston. Smith Genetics supports youth and realize they are the future of our industry. We host an annual Cow Camp for juniors that educates them on the many facets within the cattle industry and prepares them for the leadership competitions offered at the AJSA National Classic in addition to skillathon competitions. We are proud to be one of the original founders of the Simbrah Simmental Superbowl event that raises funds for youth exhibitors of SimGenetic cattle. We have awarded over $800,000 in premiums and scholarships over the last 26 years. The funds are raised directly from fellow Simbrah and Simmental Breeders who support youth exhibiting SimGenetics purchased from their herds. Smith Genetics also hosts the Synergy Showcase event held in conjunction with our annual Synergy Sale that awards $15,000 in premiums to youth exhibiting SimGenetics. I graduated from the University of KY with a masters degree in Ruminant Nutrition and specialized in research that showed the impact of nutrition on reproduction.

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Troendle: What were your thoughts as you assumed this leadership post?

Troendle: You have seen International Genetics Solutions (IGS) take root. How would you assess the effectiveness and scope of that entity?

Smith: I viewed it as a tremendous challenge and great opportunity to give back to an association that has given me so many opportunities and life experiences while dealing with SimGenetics. I plan to utilize the leadership skills of the Board and try to enhance the already very successful programs and services we offer within the ASA during my tenure.

Smith: IGS has more going on than our membership probably realizes and understands. Many members don’t even realize that IGS is solely owned and is totally a part of ASA. We have a lot of room for better education and communication concerning IGS. With that said, I hope many realize now and more in the future just how important and valuable IGS is to our membership and association as they learn about its role and collaborative efforts. The new IGS Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation Powered by BOLT has been the major project for IGS, and upon its much anticipated release, it will generate a lot of attention and hopefully put more focus on IGS. IGS is the reason we possess the largest database in the industry, exceeding 17 million records, and maintain its continued growth and stature! The beef industry now has a tool developed by IGS and ASA to evaluate the value of feeder calves using the known genetics and management history, IGS Feeder Profit Calculator™. The calculator has been verified and continues to be improved by utilizing the extensive data collected over the past 20 years from the ASA Carcass Merit Program (CMP) calves. IGS, in a collaborative effort with our partnering breeds, host the successful IGS Youth Leadership Summit which trains youth from ages 14-21 and enhances their skill sets as future cattle breeders and leaders in agriculture. IGS has many possibilities to continue to expand ASA’s roles as true leaders in the commercial industry and will continue to do so with the involvement and support of our fellow breeds in the collaboration.

Troendle: During your term as Board Chairman, are there any major actions you would like to see accomplished? Smith: The Board had a very intense Strategic Planning session during our January meeting in Denver. We identified many goals to be carried out in our standing committees and I hope to support and keep ongoing plans to achieve those goals. One of the common themes was to make sure we enhance communication and education with our membership and the industry on the many programs and services that the ASA offers. The ASA TOOLBOX offers something for every breeder no matter what facet of the industry they embrace. It is our job to make sure members and commercial cattlemen are aware and educated on the use of these tools! Troendle: How important is it to have that diversity on the Board? Smith: It is imperative that we keep diversity on the Board so that all members are represented and we maintain the array of services and programs needed to meet their individual needs. Even though we have diversity and healthy differences of opinions among Trustees, at the end of the day we all focus on what is best to meet the needs of our members and industry while maintaining the goals of our ASA Mission Statement. Troendle: How do you, as Board Chairman, encourage all Trustees, including newly elected ones, to become active participants in the decision-making process?

Troendle: What has been the effect of Total Herd Enrollment? Smith: THE has impacted our association in many positive ways, too numerous to mention. When you stop for a moment and realize that 80% of the data collected on animals registered with the ASA comes from THE herds, that alone should make you understand its importance. The interesting point about THE is that it not only benefits ASA but it also benefits the breeders on registration rates and collection of data, it makes all of us better managers and more cognitive data collectors. THE is another tool from ASA that is all-inclusive and offers options for breeders of all levels including Option D made available to the commercial cattleman. As a Board member you also realize that THE has made us more financially sound as an association by giving us better insight into budgeting and key times to expect income. THE numbers enrolled for 2017 surpassed 106,900 females with 1,892 herds participating and we encourage members and commercial cattlemen to sign up and keep the momentum growing. The Board is looking forward to seeing the outcome of the current Cow Herd DNA Roundup (CHR), and what impact it might have in recruiting new THE herds. (Continued on page 24)

Smith: That is the easy part because all Board members, new and established, are assigned to standing committees, and the membership has done an excellent job of selecting qualified and dedicated Board members who are not shy to voice their opinions. It is my job to continue to maintain respectful and open communication in our committee and board meetings and to adhere to our policies of taking everything through the committee structure. We encourage all ASA members to contact their Trustees and voice concerns as well as compliments; and they in turn share these comments with the board through the existing committee structure and strive for enhancement when needed.

A SimAngus cow with calves.

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Homo black Homo polled

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TKCC Classified 106C

CLRS Dividend 405D

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18 -2.8 65 105 .25 10 24 56 174 86 ASA# 3097854

9 3.3 56 75 .12 7 ASA# 3045559

High-seller at $52,000 for Clear Springs/Hook to APEX. Combines top % rank in every trait with great looks.

Werning’s 2016 $87,000+ high-seller by Utah! Ultracool look and function!

6 1.5 80 123 .26 6

16 56 126 80

ASA# 3028710 One of the most exciting sires with a new pedigree twist! He commanded $70,000 at the legendary Hudson Pines dispersal. His first progeny are creating nation-wide buzz!

Daughter at Lee Simmentals, MO

Dam: CLRS Bonnia 405B

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18 -1.5 55 73 .11 10 35 62 150 77 ASA# 3336327

5 1.6 49 64 .09 -1 18 42 107 63 ASA# 2668223

2018 Werning top selling at $142,000! Here’s a new calving ease twist that you can use on all those baldy heifers and cows! 125 IMF ratio, 104 REA ratio.

One Eyed Jack’s first calves are awesomely balanced with pizazz! Miss Werning 8543U

One Eyed Jack’s first progeny are looking extra special across the country!

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STCC Jack Around 4031 EPDs: CE BW WW YW ADG MCE Milk MWW $API $TI

5 2.8 56 75 .12 1

Black Polled

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9 .8 53 79 .17 9 ASA# 2841159

14 .3 62 89 .17 12 19 50 128 70 ASA# 2649657

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FBF1 Absolute A103 20 46 110 62

17 45 106 66

A multiple-time Champion producing great progeny with his first crop!

Homo black Hetero polled


6 3 63 89 .16 2

$50,000 daughter at Circle M Sale, TX

17 48 110 69

The exciting brothers by One Eyed Jack x HF Serena have the whole country talking!

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12 .6 56 74 .11 7 24 52 111 62 ASA# 3187005 • Werning’s 2017 $205,000 high-seller! Loaded Up x 8543U – hot, hot, hot!

11 1.5 65 97 .20 4 19 52 126 70 ASA# 3208343 • Walsh’s 2017 high-seller. A PB Stepping Stone x Built Right red charlie free!

11 1.5 100 151 .32 7

27 77 143 95

ASA# 3152448 • TJ Main Event 503B x CDI Miss Shear Force 49U • A CDI top seller to JS Simmental and Wayward Hill Farm. • 2018 NWSS Champion % Bull!

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-6 4.8 69 102 .21 2 ASA# 2531081

15 -.2 59 82 .15 4 ASA# 2911629

19 -2.3 69 108 .25 -.4 10 44 147 79 ASA# 2658496

14 48 64 53

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21 50 126 66

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Homo black Homo polled

STF Royal Affair Z44M



14 .9 75 112 .23 11 32 70 141 85 ASA# 3208952

7 3.8 53 84 .19 9 ASA# 2639758

Cowboy Cut x 3/4 Top Grade tracing back to BC Lookout’s full sister. Elite phenotype combined with breed leading data!

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17 44 107 57

Awesome Royal Affair son at Janssen Farms.

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LAH Sixteen Step 628D EPDs: CE BW WW YW ADG MCE Milk MWW $API $TI

11 1.4 58 76 .12 8 ASA# 3123088

15 43 116 64

An exciting son of deceased Two Step out of WLE Missy U409, the full sister to WLE Uno Mas. Sixteen Step was the Purebred Winter Calf Dam: Champion at the 2017 NWSS! WLE Missy U409



22 54 79 59

Hetero black Hetero polled

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Yardley High Regard W242 1 2.4 63 92 .18 2

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Speaking With Smith Troendle: In your opinion, how has ASA’s Carcass Merit Program been in changing the perception of SimGenetics? How has it changed our breeds? Smith: The Carcass Merit Program (CMP) is the envy of several breed associations and we just celebrated its 20th anniversary, making it the longest standing carcass evaluation of its type. I feel there is no better way to evaluate young sires than in CMP test herds, allowing nominated sires to gather data on contemporary groups from conception to harvest. The quality data collected from CMP sires serves multiple purposes and adds value and validity to our entire database. I believe it has changed our breed by proving sires at a younger age and also comparing values on straight bred bulls as well as seeing the advantage of heterosis on percentage sires. The expansion of the CMP to 10 test herds in seven different states is great news and we persistently are soliciting more test herds to help fulfill our commitment as the Science Breed.

A Simbrah heifer on green pasture.

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Troendle: How has ASA’s Progress Through Performance (PTP) program contributed to breed improvement? Smith: Breed improvement has resulted from PTP because it has brought the cattle exhibited in the show ring more in line with the needs of the commercial industry. Breeders are making selection decisions not only on phenotype but also emphasizing the genotypic traits on cattle exhibited. It has also served as a great EPD educational tool for breeders and spectators at the events and assisted them with the interpretation of data. Troendle: How has the implementation of DNA markers changed the beef industry? Smith: They allow breeders to make wiser breeding decisions by offering valuable information on cattle particularly at such an early age. I believe we have just began to see the value of Genetically Enhanced (GE) EPDs and their impact, with the new IGS Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT, we will see added value from these DNA markers. DNA markers have also changed our industry by assisting with avoidance of genetic conditions and more valid parentage determination. Troendle: Genetic defects are a major issue of discussion in the beef industry. How would you assess ASA’s approach to this subject? Smith: I think we do an excellent job of monitoring and recording genetic defects. Herdbook Services identifies defects that are of major economic importance on each animal under TraitTrac and displays their current status. The ASA Board continues to fund and support research work on potential genetic defects in a collaborative effort and focuses mainly on those with a strong economic impact to our industry. Troendle: What benefits do the all-purpose index ($API) and terminal index ($TI) provide? Smith: I am a firm believer in both indices and believe they are the easiest to use in all the data provided. They not only provide a summation of multiple traits but they put it in a form that converts to dollars — that is what I think successful breeders are about — producing cattle that make money for our customers. I have faith in indices and encourage their use in conjunction with phenotypes and produce our sale catalog with only $API and $TI listed along with registration numbers. Indices do the homework for us and if folks want EPDs on a particular trait they have the ASA number and access to Herdbook services via internet or phone app. Troendle: What is the impact of the ASA Representatives? Smith: This program has potential but I personally believe it needs restructuring in order to play a more vital role in achieving our Mission Statement. I believe its role needs to be more on educating and communicating to commercial cattlemen and breeders on the array of programs and services offered by the ASA to meet their needs and not a sales service. I think we need to utilize the talents and skills of the network of educated individuals currently serving as representatives. Troendle: What are the benefits of the National Show and Sale? Smith: Our industry is multi-faceted, and I believe the National Show and Sale both serve a tremendous purpose for the breeders that utilize these services in addition to serving as an excellent tool for promoting our cattle to potential customers and industry leaders. I mentioned earlier, ASA has a large tool box that meets the needs of all members and these events are just part of the array. I am glad to see the excitement that was generated with the inaugural Ring of Champions and look forward to hearing the ideas from breeders on how they would like to enhance the format. I am a firm believer that anytime we can get our SimGenetics out in the eyes of the public we will gain market share.


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Troendle: What is your assessment of ASA’s youth program? Smith: I believe the entire youth program is second to none. The ASA has always emphasized leadership development, and if you check out industry leaders today, you will find that many of them are graduates of our youth program. The fact that our program continues to grow in membership and our opportunities expand with such competitions as the Steer Profitability Contest (SPC) assures me we are continuing on the correct path. The National and Regional Classics offer fantastic leadership opportunities for youth and families to embrace the spirit of agriculture and the cattle industry. I am proud to see the rebirth of the Genetic Evaluation Competition (formally referred to as the Sire Summary Quiz) at the Classics because I believe our youth are among the best advocates of science and after preparing for this competition they will have a better grasp on utilizing genetic data than many of our breeders. In turn, our youth can carry the torch and help educate and spread the word on the practical application of our IGS Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation. Troendle: Comment on the significance of the American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation. Smith: The Foundation plays a more vital and significant role everyday as we continue to expand programs with efforts towards education and research in addition to funding of youth programs. I believe the Foundation Board is motivated and has plans for broadening fundraising efforts to ensure the support of projects within each of the areas mentioned. I personally thank them for their hard work and efforts, many members may not realize they are truly a working board. The fact that contributors are able to identify what programs and efforts they wish their funds to be utilized is having a positive impact on fund raising efforts. As the Foundation grows so does the ASA! Troendle: How vital are strong state associations to the overall welfare of SimGenetics? Smith: History tells us they play a vital role, and I believe that to be true. The Cost Share program offered by ASA is intended to show support for the state associations and I am thrilled to see more states utilizing the funds offered. The Board has continued to show support to our state associations, and I think as we increase our ASA educational component we will have more face-to-face contact with state associations and membership. Troendle: How secure is the Association from a financial standpoint? Smith: I am proud to announce that ASA is currently in the best financial state in our history. The Board maintains a large reserve and continues to keep a watchful eye on ASA investments. We believe in expanding programs and services while being financially responsible to our membership.

Smith instructing on the differences between Bos Indicus and Bos Taurus at an annual youth leadership event called Cow Camp. This event provides youth the opportunity to practice contests that take place at AJSA Regional and National Classics.

The fact that ASA currently has no financial debt on land or bank notes and adheres to a budget assures me that financially we are very sound. We thank our previous Board Members for their dedication and realize they are very much responsible for our current financial status! Troendle: How important is it for ASA members to be involved in the decision-making process, through voting and attendance at local, state, regional and national meetings? Smith: Involvement of membership is critical in any organization and particularly in ASA since decisions and policies made can have a direct impact on your personal finances as a business. The Board encourages communication from membership, and we want your input. All we ask, if you bring us a problem, try to also provide a constructive solution. Trustees are elected to serve on the Board to represent our membership and by attending events and making a commitment to vote you allow us to better serve your needs. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the ASA and we will be celebrating with lots of fun and educational activities during our Fall Focus Meeting in Bozeman, MT, August 25-29. Everyone is invited to attend and join in on the festive activities organized by our fantastic staff — watch for more details at Troendle: During this time where people are relying more and more on the Internet and electronic communication, what do you perceive as the future for ASA Publication Inc. (Pub)? Smith: The Pub is financially sound and as a Board we are prepared to make necessary adjustments if needed as things change. The staff monitors all of our electronic communication and the amount of folks who read our publications online and reports the data to the Board. The Register is a key component to communicate ASA news with the membership and most members currently still prefer hardcopy. The SimTalk continues to show great success with advertisers and is currently mailed to over 40,000 individuals, and serving as our best tool to reach commercial cattleman. The fact that the Pub continues to offer services to members in addition to just publishing our magazines makes me think that they will change with the times and be creative and proactive in how to offset any changes. It will be interesting to see how elected chairman answer this question in future years! Troendle: What are the historic and current strengths of this organization and our cattle? Smith: The fact that we have been and continue to be the performance breed Association based on science best sums it up for me! Remember it is our 50 year anniversary and currently we are writing a history book that will be made available to the membership — that will make for much better reading than my thoughts! ◆ May/June 2018


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As ASA celebrates 50 years, we look to the past, and how it shapes our future. This month’s issue is the fifth installment in a year-long series, focused on

Golden Memories Coordinated by Emme Troendle In 1996 and 1997, Dr. Bruce E. Cunningham, Director of Research and Education for ASA, wrote a series of articles entitled “Pondering Performance,” focusing on the new and innovative multi-breed genetic evaluation and the inclusion of Canadian data. This article, originally published in the May 1997 issue of the Register summarizes the multifaceted components that went into the genetic evaluation.


The American Simmental Association (ASA) and the Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) will be releasing their first Multiple Breed International Cattle Evaluation (MB-ICE) with the Fall 1997 Sire Summary. The MB-ICE is the result of a two-year research project conducted by the ASA, the CSA and the Animal Breeding Group at Cornell University. Compared to the current National Cattle Evaluation procedures used by the ASA and CSA, the MB-ICE has the following features: 1) Breed of Founder Effect — The phrase, breed of founder, is used to indicate that a random sample of animals from various breeds are not needed to evaluate breed differences. The breed of founder effects are developed by tracing pedigrees and determining the breed(s) represented in the most distant animals (founder) in each pedigree. A time trend is included in the breed of founder effects to account the genetic trend that may be present in each sampled breed. The MB-ICE system uses two sources of information to evaluate breed differences in the ASA and CSA data: a) estimates derived from the published crossbreeding studies in the scientific literature; and b) the actual information in the ASA and CSA data base. If the data contain numerous of animals with any fraction of Angus breeding, the literature estimates of the difference between Angus and Simmental will have little impact on the final estimate. For other breeds that are not represented as well as Angus, Hereford, or Brahman, the literature values have a significant influence on the final estimates.


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2) Heterosis Effect — Heterosis or hybrid vigor is produced when crossing parents with different breed backgrounds. For traits such as birth weight or weaning weight, heterosis provides an increase in performance that is not part of the animal’s breeding value. In the MB-ICE, heterosis affects a calf’s performance for the direct heterosis expressed by the calf and in case of weaning weight, the maternal heterosis expressed by the dam. 3) Continuous Age of Dam Effects — The MB-ICE system provides age of dam adjustments using the cow’s age in months based on her breed background and the sex of her calf. The age of dam effects will be estimated directly by the MB-ICE system so no records will be adjusted for age of dam prior to the evaluation. For crossbred cows, the age of dam effects will be weighted averages of the breeds represented in the dam. 4) Merging of data files from the ASA and CSA: The Fall 1997 Sire Summary will combine the data bases from the ASA and the CSA into a single International Evaluation. Using the MB-ICE, EPDs for birth weight, weaning weight, yearling weight, maternal milk and maternal weaning weight will be directly comparable among all animals in the ASA and CSA data bases regardless of their breed background or country of origin. The ASA and CSA provide EPDs for calving ease and maternal grandsires using a threshold model. The calving ease system will remain a purebred Simmental evaluation. The current base for the separate Simmental, Simbrah, and Canadian Simmental evaluations is all purebred animals born in 1986. For the MB-ICE, the base will be set by summing to zero the estimated values for Simmental, Angus, Hereford and Brahman genes represented in calves born in 1991. The base for the calving ease system will be defined as all purebred Simmental calves born in 1991.

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revisiting historically significant documents, articles, and photographs, in addition to hearing from those involved about the significance of this history.

Golden Opportunities

Wade Shafer, ASA’s Executive Vice President, provides insight on the incorporation of the multi-breed genetic evaluation. “One of the most notable achievements in ASA’s history was the 1997 publishing of the beef industry’s first multibreed genetic evaluation — dubbed the Multi-Breed International Cattle Evaluation, or MB-ICE. As with many of the seminal achievements throughout our history, MB-ICE was accomplished through collaboration between ASA and Cornell University. MB-ICE ushered in a new era. Never before could animals of various breeds and breed combinations be fairly compared with each other in the same genetic evaluation. It could certainly be argued that MB-ICE planted the seeds for the biggest collaboration in the history of breed associations — International Genetic Solutions (IGS). In Steve McGuire’s recollection, the initial impetus behind the development of multi-breed technology was to allow for a more accurate evaluation of the many crossbred cattle in ASA’s database that were produced in the “grading up” process, which took place in the early years of the breed’s introduction to the US. The process typically involved mating Simmental sires imported from Europe to domestic cows of various breeds, with the end result being large numbers of crossbred animals born primarily from the late 1960s to the late 1980s, with few crossbreds produced in the 1990s. Since the implementation of MB-ICE over two decades ago, there has been a considerable increase in demand for hybrid seedstock. The demand has resulted in a dramatic resurgence of crossbred animals in our database — which has underscored and even amplified the value of multi-breed technology. Without ASA’s multi-breed technology, the core function of IGS (providing the industry with a platform to compare across breeds and breed combinations) would not be possible.” ◆

Wade Shafer, Ph.D.

MB-ICE ushered in a new era.

Steve McGuire, Chief Operations Officer

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FROM THE HEADQUARTERS By Bill Zimmerman, Regional ASA Representative Manager

It is a great time to be Simmental! What a great time to be a member of the American Simmental Association! Our celebration this year of the 50th anniversary of ASA has caused me to reflect on all that ASA is doing this year as we begin the next 50 years. Think of it with me. We are launching the most advanced multi-breed single-step genetic evaluation ever attempted with the potential to revolutionize commercial beef breeding programs across the globe. The AJSA National Classic being held in Minnesota during the first week of July will be largest SimGenetic event of the year, and one of the premier venues among all youth livestock events. With the Cow Herd DNA Roundup, we are on track to collect over 40,000 DNA samples on females to add unprecedented power to the ASA database by the end of 2018. The IGS Feeder Profit Calculator, developed using the power of the ASA database, is increasingly being recognized as a powerful tool to generate comparative values for crossbred feeder calves – at no cost to producers.

The ASA Ring of Champions now recognizes the most successful SimGenetic animals shown at the four major Progress through Performance (PTP) shows — American Royal-Kansas City, NAILE-Louisville, National WesternDenver, and the Fort Worth Stock Show. There is no beef seedstock association that offers a better total menu of programs, tools, and services to the members than offered by ASA. This partial list shows that there is something for every member: • Comprehensive array of web-based member educational materials, blogs, and seminars. • Steer Profitability Competition — educational reallife retained ownership program for youth. • Breeding selection indexes — $API (all-purpose index) and $TI (terminal index) available on all animals enrolled in the ASA database. • Genetic evaluation and data handling for members and commercial producers through the various options in ASA’s Total Herd Enrollment (THE) program. • Carcass Merit Program (CMP) — Industry leading young sire progeny testing program. • Open Herdbook allowing all breeds and breed combinations to be enrolled in the ASA database. • A network of ASA Representatives available to assist members and state associations with sales, marketing, and educational programs for members and their commercial customers. • DNA services from basic to comprehensive to assist in breeding and management decisions. • Advertising, promotion, financial and educational support for state associations to help promote SimGenetics with programs targeted to local areas and needs. ASA and Simmental breeders are regularly cited as the science breed — a designation that we work hard to maintain and grow. And yet, I recently saw a short editorial in one of the popular show cattle magazines declaring that Simmental was the most popular breed in the show ring in the 2017-2018 show season. Some of us remember when people couldn’t even pronounce the word “Simmental”, and now it seems to be in almost every conversation of serious beef breeders — whether show ring focused or science focused! It is amazing! Our association is visionary, vibrant, and financially solid. We are leading the beef industry as the source of great cattle and great science with great people. As both a staff member and a breeder member of ASA, I can say without hesitation — it is a great time to be Simmental! u


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Mitchell Lake Ranch

Jim Ethridge and Donna Adams 9834 James Cemetery Road Franklin, TX 77856-5838 979-828-5316 • 979-255-2882 cell Fullblood and Purebred Simmentals • Quality by Design

Buzzard Hollow Ranch


Steven A. Jensen • 913-636-2540 24580 W. 319th Street Paola, KS 66071


Les Alberthal, Owner Fred Schuetze, Director of Livestock Oper. PO Box 968 • Granbury, TX 76048 Phone: 817-573-0957 Fax: 817-573-0967 Email: Website:

ART-JEN SIMMENTAL FARM Arthur F. Jensen • 913-592-3047 18435 S. 169 Hwy • Olathe, KS 66062


In our 5th decade breeding Simmental cattle.

23098 Gunder Rd • Elkader, IA 52043 Jerry: 563-245-2048 • Preston: 563-880-2075

Visit our website: Joe &Venedia Tingle 502.682.8637 Derek & Chelsey Tingle 502.682.0806 722 Drennon Rd. New Castle, KY 40050


MYRA NEAL MORRISON 8800 Row-Cab Line Rd. • Rockwell, NC 28138 704-279-3128 • 704-202-6171 Cell E-mail: TNSimmAssoc/

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Visitors Always Welcome

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BULLETINS WSSF Congress to be Held in Ft. Worth, TX The World Simmental Simbrah Federation (WSSF) Congress will be held in Fort Worth, Texas, at the historic Stockyards, September 24–29, 2018. Room blocks are open now for booking, and the website for congress registration opened March 10, 2018. Congress registration must be completed by July 15, 2018. Congress Headquarters Hotel: Hyatt Place Fort Worth Historic 817-626-6000 $159/night includes breakfast Additional Hotel: Marriott Courtyard 817-885-8700 $149/night does not include breakfast

Classic Registration Integrated with Herdbook Services For the second year, the Classic entry system is integrated with ASA’s membership and registration database, In order to access the Classic entry form, a junior will be required to log in with their AJSA membership number and password. Following log in, the entry system will pull animals from the registry. If the junior is not an owner or authorized representative on the intended animal’s pedigree, the entry system will not allow the entry. Members are encouraged to renew or apply for AJSA membership and process animal registrations early. Anyone who waits until the office is closed on the day of the deadline, and has an issue with a membership or animal registration, will not be able to enter the show. Any questions can be directed to ASA Youth Director, Rachel Endecott at 406-587-4531 ext. 517 or

2018 Year-Letter is “F” The year-letter animal identification letter for 2018 is “F”, and will be followed by G in 2019 and H in 2020. The letter E was the year-letter designated for use during 2017.


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AJSA Schedule and Deadlines May 7 . . . . . . . Regional Classic first entry/ownership deadline 4:30 pm Mountain. (Registration fees will double between May 7, 2018, 4:31 pm, and May 14, 4:30 pm). May 14. . . . . . . Regional Classic final entry deadline 4:30 pm Mountain. May 14. . . . . . . National Classic first entry/ownership deadline 4:30 pm Mountain. (Registration fees will double between May 14, 2018, 4:31 pm, and May 21, 4:30 pm). May 21 . . . . . . . National Classic final entry deadline 4:30 pm Mountain (registration fees double). June 1 . . . . . . . Photography Contest, Interview Contest, Trustee Application, Silver and Gold Merit Award application deadline. June 12-16 . . . North Central Regional Classic, Springfield, IL. June 13-16 . . . South Central Regional Classic, Fayetteville, AR. June 20-23 . . . . Western Regional Classic, Yreka, CA. June 20-23 . . . . Eastern Regional Classic, West Springfield, MA. July 2-7 . . . . . . National Classic, St Paul, MN. August TBA . . . Summit Leadership Conference. September 28 . . Steer Profitability Competition Entry Deadline, forms available at

AJSA Supports Keystone Food Shelves The AJSA Board of Trustees has chosen Keystone Community Services in St. Paul, Minnesota, for the 2018 National Classic service project. Keystone’s Food Shelves program is the particular focus. Junior members are asked to collect quality, healthy, canned foods and bring them to the National Classic for the annual service project. The generosity of our members will help Keystone Community Services continue to make a positive impact in the Saint Paul community.

Carcass Merit Herds Wanted Would you like to get paid to use some of the most promising young bulls in the industry? Do you have accurate and consistent record keeping? Then ASA has the program for you! The ASA is seeking additional cooperator herds for the Carcass Merit Program. Spring or Fall calving herds are welcome. Contact Jackie Atkins or Jannine Story if you are interested in becoming a CMP herd at: or call 406-587-4531.

ASA Updates DNA Test Result Notifications The ASA has updated their process of notifying members of DNA test results. DNA test results will now be sent automatically by email from Herdbook Services when DNA has been completed on a member account. If a member does not have an email on file with ASA, the member will still receive the test results by mail. Members may now view DNA test results by logging into, pulling up the animal’s pedigree, and selecting “DNA Detail” under the “Report” section. If you have further questions or want step-by-step instructions you can go to for more details. (Continued on page 42)

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Dam: URA Baby Doll

LLSF Pays To Believe ZU194 ASA#: 2659897 • Pays To Dream x Trademark Homozygous Black/Heterozygous Polled Granddam: Rockin Robin Pays To Believe is the spectacular 2015 NWSS and 2014 NAILE Grand Champion Bull! His first calves are averaging 5 digits in public auctions and his full-sib sisters averaged $16,000 in Lee’s 2014 fall sale.

WLE Big Deal A617

CNS-HFS Payload A330

EPDs: CE: 11 $API: 105 $TI: 65 ASA#: 2743620 • Homozygous Polled Steel Force x Shawnee Miss 770P Big Deal is exciting at Mid Continent Farms & Wesner Livestock. Big Deal is calving easily and adding value to progeny! Maternal brother to Uno Mas.

EPDs: CE: 10 $API: 108 $TI: 63 ASA#: 2747228 • Homozygous Black, Heterozygous Polled • Pays to Dream x Navigator. Extra sound structured, calving ease, solid black bull with added depth to make complete, sound progeny. He has no white on face to use on heifers or cows.

OMF Epic E27

RFG/K-LER Elevation 727E

EPDs: CE: 9 $API: 125 $TI: 68

Famous donor dam, Hope Floats

TNGL Grand Fortune Z467 ASA#: 2654876 • Grandmaster x STF Montana Black 2014 NWSS Champion Bull! Homozygous Black & Homozygous Polled Exciting, extra complete first progeny with lots of extension!

2014 NWSS Champion Bull

ASA#: 3317371 WS All Around Z35 x OMF Commander Y69 Homozygous Polled • Homozygous Black EPDs: CE: 18 $API: 161 $TI: 86 Exciting calving ease outcross genetics who sold to Schooley, IA, and Sears, CA, from Oak Meadow’s NWSS Pen!

$16,000 Grand Fortune daughter

ASA#: 3268058 LRS Elevate 213B x MCM Top Grade 018X Homozygous Polled • Homozygous Black EPDs: CE: 17 $API: 152 $TI: 78 High-selling bull in 2018 “The One Sale”, selling to Lee, CO. Tremendous EPDs combined with great design — an exiting purebred!

EPDs: CE: 10 $API: 103 $TI: 60 EPDs: CE: 2 $API: 119 $TI: 81

EPDs as of 1.2.18


Ignition’s fantastic full sister

FBF1/SF Ignition A811 ASA#: 2749323 • Combustible x In Dew Time Homozygous Black/Homozygous Polled Ignition packs an unprecedented load of muscle shape and internal dimension together with excellent structure and profile. Ask Randy Daniels, Trent Templeton and Todd Alford about progeny!

Mr. TR Hammer 308A ET 2016 NAILE Reserve Champion SimSolution Junior Show by Ignition

ASA#: 2759745 • Ellingson Legacy x CNS Dream On

1/3 revenue sharing $200,000 top-seller of the 2013 HCC Sale, Hammer is a world class individual with a unique blend of pedigree, performance and phenotype. A rarity who combines performance, EPDs and phenotype. With Hammer, you can compete on the tanbark and produce breed-leading bulls who will work for even the most discriminating commercial cattleman!


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EPDs: CE: 18 $API: 154 $TI: 89

EPDs: CE: 9 $API: 107 $TI: 63

Kingsman’s full sister was a Reserve Division Champion at the 2017 NWSS!

Loaded Up’s famous dam!

K-Ler Kingsman 610D

5/8 SimAngusTM ASA#: 3125337 • Homozygous Black/Homozygous Polled WC Executive Order x GW Predestined 701T Kingsman was the high-selling bull in the 2017 “The One” Sale, selling to John Lee, CO. Kingsman puts together as nearly a perfect combination of EPD profile, genetic merit, Kingsman’s other full sister at unique pedigree power, structural soundness, and real-world the “The One” Sale brought $25,000 to Werning, SD. functionality and phenotype as any sire available! Move your herd to a higher kingdom with Kingsman!

W/C Loaded Up 1119Y ASA#: 2654155 • Remington Lock N Load x 3C Macho Heterozygous Black/Homozygous Polled Half-interest sold for $240,000 at the 2017 Embryos on Snow sale to Griswold! Loaded Up is out of a great cow family, will moderate frame, improve front ends, and maintain soundness!

Loaded Up daughter – manytime champ for Skiles, TX. Loaded Up son at Werning’s.

EPDs: CE: 11 $API: 127 $TI: 77

EPDs: CE: 7 $API: 118 $TI: 67

Carver’s dam is the famous donor, Dolly.

Bottomline’s paternal brother is out of a Broker dam…he’s the $400,000 Profit!

TL Bottomline 38B

TKCC Carver 65C

ASA#: 2905451 WS Pilgrim x Fat Butt Heterozygous Black/ Homozygous Polled Bottomline will add power and Bottomline’s Dam. PIZAZZ to your next calf crop. He’s going to especially work great on Steel Force, Uno Mas and Pays influenced females. Grand Champion Bull at 2016 NAILE and American Royal, Res. Champion at 2017 NWSS!

ASA#: 3045230 • WS Pilgrim x Driver Homozygous Black/Homozygous Polled Carver was the high-selling and lead-off bull in the Kearns 2016 Sale. His dam, Dolly, has produced some extremely well received and valuable progeny of both sexes! He’s a real-world bull to use on anything with white on it . . . he’ll add performance and great type!

Bottomline’s Reserve Champion paternal sister out of a Broker dam speaks to the quality of this mating opportunity!

Carver’s Maternal sister by GLS New Direction at Rains and Bird.

TKCC Carver 65C

EPDs as of 1.2.18

His full sister commanded $25,000 at the 2017 “The One” sale!

Carver was the lead-bull in the Kearn’s 2016 Champion Pen!

KRMS Primary Candidate B204

Jass On The Mark 69D

K-Ler Cash Flow 528C

JBSF Road Trip 213D

ASA# 2994148 OMF Double Shot x Mo Better Heterozygous Black/Homozygous Polled

ASA# 3210989 Loaded Up x In Dew Time Black/Polled

ASA# 3042933 Make It Rain x Miss Kansa

ASA# 3133021 RLYF Roll Tide x Macho

EPDs: CE: 3 $API: 101 $TI: 62

EPDs: CE: 8 $API: 92 $TI: 59

EPDs: CE: 9 $API: 121 $TI: 70

EPDs: CE: 8 $API: 111 $TI: 66

The 2016-2017 Triple Crown Champion Percentage Bull, winning NWSS, NAILE, and American Royal!

An exciting bull who should sire a bit more frame than his popular sire. His dam was 4th overall B&O at the AJSA National Classic! She’s an In Dew Time x Macho.

Cash Flow was a successful show bull and is a brother to the famous many-time champion heifer of Ritchey’s a few years back!

Road Trip is an eye-appealing 3/4 blood raised by Bloombergs. His dam was the 2009 Illinois State Fair Supreme Champion Female.

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EPDs: CE: 5 $API: 111 $TI: 63

EPDs: CE: 9 $API: 114 $TI: 61

Homozygous Black, Homozygous Polled

Rocking P Legendary C918

Valentine is Legendary’s legendary maternal granddam, and foundation donor for many of the Rockin P success stories!

ASA#: 3070709 • Harkers Icon x SVF Steel Force Homozygous Black/Homozygous Polled Legendary is a direct son of deceased Icon, and is an ultra-sound, good-footed, soft-middled bull with tons of function and eye appeal. He was a successful show bull for Rocking P, being a division champion at NAILE, and winning Sweepstakes and the Kentucky State Fair. Bloomberg’s added Legendary to their powerful herd battery, selecting him as the second high-selling bull at “The One”.

VCL LKC Dagger 605D ASA#: 3173463 • Profit x BF Miss Crysteel Tango Full brother to The Duke and Profit Maker

VCL LKC Dagger 605D

EPDs: CE: 6 $API: 102 $TI: 62 Heterozygous Black, Homozygous Polled. The ultra stout, solid black anchor bull to the 2017 Purebred Pen for Voglers. 1,350 lbs. at 10 months. The Duke is a stud!

EPDs: CE: 7 $API: 117 $TI: 68 Homozygous Black, Heterozygous Polled

VCL LKC The Duke 633D ASA#: 3173461 • Profit x BF Miss Crysteel Tango EPDs: CE: 5 $API: 111 $TI: 63

LLSF Better Believe It D64

Homozygous Black, Homozygous Polled This eye-appealing high selling bull for Vogler’s was also the lead bull in their Reserve Champion Denver Pen!

ASA#: 3152728 • Pays To Believe x LLSF Cayenne Both Better Believe It and Charged Up share this donor dam: LLSF Cayenne

EPDs as of 1.2.18

EPDs: CE: 7 $API: 114 $TI: 66 Homozygous Black, Heterozygous Polled

VCL LKC Profit Maker 604D ASA#: 3173459 • Profit x BF Miss Crysteel Tango

LLSF Charged Up D66 ASA#: 3152726 Pays To Believe x LLSF Cayenne These two full brothers, Better Believe It and Charged Up were members of the Lee Simmental Farms 2017 Champion Denver Pen of Five.

Dam: BF Miss Crysteel Tango

EPDs: CE: 9 $API: 135 $TI: 78 EPDs as of 3.3.18

Homozygous Polled Heterozygous Black Outcross sire owned by JS Simmental, Volk Livestock and Cuming Creek Cattle. Here’s a new performance outcross with growth in the top 5% of the breed!

In just her short time in production, she’s produced over $500,000 in progeny sales. She’s the dam of popular 2014 champion Firefly, who produced Hartmans high selling bull! Miss Crysteel Tango is a Steel Force out of a full sister to Pays To Believe’s dam. Power in the blood here with Profit Maker and Duke!

Maternal sister: Firefly 311A. She was Grand Champion Female 2014 American Royal.

Sister to Firefly – 3rd Overall B&O at the National Classic, Kersten, NE.

Sire: Profit 2017 NWSS Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Three

STF/DSF Brimstone EC70 ASA#: 3276061 CCR Wide Range x LRS Turning Point 3117A


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The most recent list of people who have made a donation to the ASA Foundation. Shafers Shoestring Ranch Detroit Lakes, MN

GENEX™ Cooperative Inc Shawano, WI

Glacier Cattle Co Crandon, WI

Virginia Simmental Assoc. Roseland, VA

Little Mountain Farm New Market, AL

Cary Shannon Monon, IN

Irvine Ranch Manhattan, KS

Lester Alberthal Jr Granbury, TX

RDC Farms Elba, AL

Rocking P Livestock Maysville, KY

Forrest Grove Farm Decatur, TN

Tyler Haley Nolensville, TN

Dale Werning Emery, SD

Massey Farms Burlington, NC

Blue Grass Genetics Shelbyville, KY

Pineview Farms Hamptonville, NC

Ligon Simmentals Cookeville, TN

Justin Cowdrey Russellville, OH

Eichacker Simmentals Salem, SD

Circle Ranch Ione, CA

Three Trees Farm Murray, KY

Henry Allen DVM Versailles, KY

Mark Smith Picayune, MS

Armuth Cattle Company Columbus, IN

Independence Cattle Farms Warsaw, IN

Parke Livestock Enterprises Paris, KY

Brooke Hayhurst Shreve, OH

Lassle Simmentals Glendive, MT

Sunset View Farms Auburn, KY

Altenburg Super Baldy Ranch LLC Fort Collins, CO

Holly Spring Simmental Boston, VA

David Dillon Lexington, MS Red River Farms Blythe, CA Kriegers Simmental Farm Universal, IN Swain Select Simmental Louisville, KY Boyd Farm New Brockton, AL Wesner Livestock Enterprises Chalmers, IN

Arthur Mercer III Lott, TX Willis Simmentals Marietta, OK James Housley Dayton, TN Klein Cattle Company Ravenna, MI Double J Simmentals Hartsville, TN Bar QH Farms Chandlerville, IL Elm-Side Farm Walton, NY

Missing Rail Simmentals Holgate, OH

Cripple Creek Farms Samantha, AL

Vary Simmental Rock Falls, IL

Ariel Randle Delphi, IN

Fox Creek Cattle Farm Le Roy, IL

Hill Top Simmentals Hudson, SD

Clear Water Simmentals Milan, IN

Madluke Cattle Co Arcadia, IN

Wilkinson Farms/ Terry Schlenker Montpelier, ND

Rolling Hills Ranch Polson, MT Double Rd Farm Hillsborough, NJ

Camren Fedderke Napoleon, OH Bob Ivey Loudon, TN GB Cattle Co Grand Saline, TX Patrick Woodworth Lyndonville, NY Sublette Cattle Co Lindsay, OK DP Online Sales LLC Paris, KY Comfort Ranch Comfort, TX Cornerstone Genetics Starkville, MS Generation 6 Marketing New Bavaria, OH Francette Durbin Richmond, KY Terry Moore Daleville, IN Jane & Julie Misch Taylorsville, KY Trent & Kimberly Allen Hillsboro, OH 3 JM Simmentals Payette, ID Alan Smith Carriere, MS

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Foundation Focus By Dr. Rachel Endecott, Director of Youth Development and Special Projects

Eileen DuJardin Memorial Scholarship Avid Simmental breeder Eileen DuJardin from Bremond, TX, passed away March 14. To commemorate DuJardin’s passion for the cattle industry and youth, a scholarship has been established in her name to support an AJSA member’s expenses to travel to the National Classic.

The Eileen DuJardin Memorial AJSA National Classic Scholarship has been established through the American SimmentalSimbrah Foundation. Funds from this scholarship will help sponsor an AJSA member to attend the National Classic each year. Donations can be made via check sent to One Genetics Way, Bozeman, MT 59718, or via credit card by calling 406-587-4531 ext 517.

DuJardin started out in the cattle i n d u s t r y by p u rc h a s i n g a f ew Holstein bottle calves and later acquiring two Brahman heifers. When she moved to Texas with her husband in 1989, the ranch they purchased in Reisel was planted to sunflowers, and the name Sunflower Ranch was born. DuJardin moved her small herd of Brahman to Texas with her and operated on a small level. After her first purchase of a Simmental bull, she fell in love with the breed. DuJardin and Lindsey Ives switched to raising strictly Simmental in 2008 and didn’t look back. In 2013, DuJardin moved the ranch and cattle to Bremond. She traveled with Lindsey to several Regional and National Classics. Houston was always their favorite and Sunflower Ranch exhibited at several Fort Wo r t h a n d H o u s t o n L i ve s t o c k shows. Cattle were DuJardin’s love and passion.

DuJardin always had a great love for youth and junior programs. She sponsored classes yearly at the Belt Buckle Bonanza, in Waco, and the fall classic. She also sponsored several youth individually as well as sponsoring local 4-H and FFA programs. Ives shares, “As I grew up showing in the American Junior Simmental Association, Eileen was an avid supporter of the programs that AJSA has always had to build juniors into not only successful showmen but successful adults.” Even though DuJardin loved the Simmental breed, she was always impressed with the different contests and skill building competitions AJSA required juniors to compete in. “I distinctly remember having a huge fear of public speaking, and she may or may not have bribed me with a heifer to compete in the public speaking. Let’s just say I ended up doing the public speaking contest,” Ives laughs. “She was always a big fan of supporting juniors who might not always have the best financial backing. She felt that money should not be an obstacle to juniors who wanted to show and work hard. She would lease heifers, donate steers, feed, and haul juniors when needed just to see them get to do what they loved. I know helping a junior attend the National Classic would be near and dear to her heart.” ◆

Eileen DuJardin with one of her Brahman cows and a Simbrah calf.


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Western Cattle Source



Jock & Brenda Beeson 100 Wohlers Drive Crawford, NE 69339 308-665-1111 (home) 308-430-2117 (mobile) 308-430-0668 (mobile)



Melanie Miller 402-841-1450 Leonard Miller 402-640-8875 Neligh NE


James, Merlin, and Delores Felt, Matt Schulte 57977 857 Road • Wakefield, NE 68784 402-287-2488 home • 402-369-1069 cell • Herdsman, James Felt 402-369-0513 cell •

Foxy Ladies Bred Heifer Sale November 24, 2018 • West Point, NE Bulls of Excellence Sale • February 21, 2019 West Point Livestock Auction, West Point, NE



J&C SIMMENTALS Black Simmental Bulls & Females Purebred to Percentage

FORSTER FARMS Just 20 minutes off I-80

Verlouis Forster Family 74096 Road 434 Smithfield, NE 68976-1039 Ph 308-472-5036 Verlouis 308-991-2208 Alan Cell Email:

“Red and Black, Polled, Pigmented Simmentals”

Jay & Kim Volk • 402-720-7596 Clark & Leslie Volk • 402-720-3323 Bob & Jeanette Volk • 402-720-0469 20604 US Hwy 30 • Arlington, NE 68002 • Consigns to Ladies of the Valley – October 14, 2018


J&C Annual Bull Sale – January 26, 2019

Registered Simmentals, SimAngusTM & Angus Cattle

Triangle J Ranch Darby & Annette Line

402-641-2936 Cell

35355 Arrow Road • Miller, NE 68858 308-627-5085 Darby Cell

Nick and Andrea 303 Northern Heights Drive • Seward, NE 68434 •

Cleo Fields Forrest & Charlotte Lucas, Owners 417-399-7124 RT 91 Box 1200 Brandn Atkins Cross Timbers, MO 65634 417-399-7142 Office 417-998-6878 Jeff Reed Fax 417-998-6408 417-399-1241 Visitors Always Welcome


Bull Sale last Sunday in January and Female Sale first Sunday in November.

Join us at the Farm, October 13, 2018 for our 23rd Annual Production Sale.


eis immentals

Ladies of the Valley Sale West Point, NE October 14, 2018

Dave Zeis 26670 Bennington Road Valley, NE 68064 Cell: 402-720-1967 Selling bulls at J&C Simmentals Annual Bull Sale, January 26, 2019


Simmentals 402-427-7196 Robert, Penny, Brooke, Mobile: 402-533-0787 Rachel & Blaine Vogt 6505 County Road 23 • Kennard, NE 68034

Genetic Perfection Sale • • December 3, 2018

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By Emily Ivey, Loudon, TN For those of you that don’t know, I have only been involved in the Simmental breed for seven years. My family has always had commercial cattle but didn't show cattle until I came along. I had no experience, no resources, and no supplies. What I did have was a want and desire to succeed in the cattle industry. With some help from various mentors, I was able to learn what I needed to know to get going on my own. At first, I didn’t even have a barn to keep my heifer in or even a wash rack, but slowly I started to convert an old barn with no power into somewhere suitable for show cattle. For a couple of years, cords were run over to the building next door and my blower ran off a generator. I made it work though, because I loved working with my cattle. None of my family members knew how to clip or fit cattle, so for the first couple times we hired someone. I knew we wouldn’t be able to do that long, so I had to figure it out on my own. I bought a pair of used clippers and went to town on my first show

heifer, who was retired by this time. It took many years and lots of mistakes to get as good as I am now, but I never gave up because I knew one day I would have a heifer that would need to be presented the best she could possibly be. For most of my show career I didn’t have a heifer good enough to win shows. I would be middle of my class or occasionally have one that could win a small jackpot. I showed cattle not so I could win, but simply because I loved it that much. My senior year of high school I finally had a heifer that could be competitive. All the years of hard work and learning how to feed, work hair, and clip were finally about to pay off. We still had good and bad shows like everyone, but that was a year I will never forget. She was my all time favorite heifer and we still have a special bond today. Long story short, even if you are just starting out or maybe have been doing this a while and just can’t seem to have a day that makes it all worth it, just remember one day your time will come. Hard work may not seem like it is noticed at first, but trust me there is always someone watching, and one day it will pay off. u

2018 Classic Schedule Event


North Central Regional South Central Regional Eastern Regional Western Regional National Classic


June 12-16, 2018 June 13-16, 2018 June 20-23, 2018 June 20-23, 2018 July 2-7, 2018

Springfield, IL Fayetteville, AR West Springfield, MA Yreka, CA St Paul, MN

2017-2018 American Junior Simmental Association Board of Trustees President


Jordan Cowger, Kansas City, MO 816-916-3329

Membership Communications Michelle Helm, Geary, OK 405-368-3180

Finance Kiersten Jass, Garner, IA 515-408-4918

Marketing Cade Bracker, Underwood, IA 712-310-1082

Leadership Lily Swain, Murray, KY 270-293-4094

Trustees South Central Region Joel Mackey, Giddings, TX 512-988-6794

Teegan Mackey, Giddings, TX 512-718-3165

North Central Region Kaylie Huizenga, Morrison, IL 815-535-3185

Eastern Region Cole Liggett, Dennison, OH 330-440-5580

Garrett Stanfield, Manchester, OH 606-375-2794

Emily Ivey, Loudon, TN 865-254-2998

Western Region Zach Wilson, Stanwood, WA 360-941-8020

Keanna Smith, Ignacio, CO 970-769-0357


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Clay Sundberg, Arlington, IL 815-878-6758

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Wilkinson Farms Simmentals Terry and Cathy Schlenker Family 7649 49th Street SE Montpelier, ND 58742 701-489-3583 (home) 701-320-2171 (cell)




Roger, Jeanette, & Erika Kenner

5606 57th St. NE Leeds, ND 58346 Phone 701-466-2800 Erika 406-581-1188 Fax 701-466-2769


Terry Ellingson & Family

Phone: 701-384-6225 Cell: 701-741-3045

5065 125th Ave. NE • Dahlen, ND 58224 • Annual Production Sale, January 25, 2019

Owner: Jim Berry

VJT Ranch

Power by Design Quandt Brothers 701-710-0080

701-710-0843 Oakes, ND Sale 2/19/2019


Commercially Targeted Seedstock

Claye and Michelle Kaelberer and Family

Cattle Manager: Robbie Duis 815-858-4129 6502 Rt. 84 South Hanover, IL 61041 815-591-3731


4215 County Road 85 • New Salem, ND 58563 701-220-3124 (cell) • 701-843-8342 (home) Edge of the West Bull and Female Production Sale each February

Trinity Farms

Red River Farms 13750 West 10th Avenue Blythe, CA 92225 Office: 760-922-2617 Bob Mullion: 760-861-8366 Michael Mullion: 760-464-3906 Simmental – SimAngus™ – Angus


SIMMENTAL CATTLE 6322 Highway 35 Adams, North Dakota 58210

THE M ... Joe: 701-944-2732 • Mark: 701-331-3055 ...QUALITY

Angus SimAngusTM Simmental

Generations of Excellence Sale...first Saturday in March Robb & Debbie Forman Mike & Paulette Forman 509-201-0775 509-968-4800 2451 Number 81 Rd. Ellensburg, WA 98926 • Email:

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BEEF BUSINESS USDA Projects Meat Exports

Senate Confirms Doud

Despite the strong dollar, US red meat exports are projected to rise over the next 10 years because of steady global economic growth, particularly in emerging economies, and strong foreign demand, according to the latest 10-year projections report by USDA’s Economic Research Service. After a drop in the early part of the decade US beef exports are expected to grow. The US, primarily a grain finisher exporter, remains the fourth largest exporter behind Brazil, India, and Australia.

The US Senate has confirmed Greg Doud as the US Trade Representative chief agricultural negotiator. Doud is the current president of the Commodity Markets Council. Prior to that he was a senior staff member of the Senate Agriculture Committee. While working for the Senate Agriculture committee, Doud assisted in drafting the 2012 Senate farm bill. Doud also spent eight years as chief economist for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

USDA Drops New Organic Livestock Rules

National Beef Loses Fight

The USDA has decided to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule. The rule would have increased federal regulation around animal housing, healthcare, transportation, and slaughter practices of livestock and poultry for certified organic producers and handlers. An agency news release stated, “the USDA determined that the rule exceeded the Department’s statutory authority, and changes to the existing organic regulations could have a negative effect on voluntary participation in the National Organic Program, including real costs for producers and consumers.”

The Government Accountability Office has denied National Beef Packing Co.’s protest of the federal government’s decision to reject the company’s contract proposals because they were received after the deadline. The Department of Defense’s Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) sought two proposals for fresh and frozen beef for commissaries, one for the agency’s West and Pacific area including Alaska and Hawaii, and one for its east and central areas including Puerto Rico and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in May and June of last year, respectively.

Meat Products Bolster Trade US agriculture exports overall are projected at $139.5 billion for the fiscal year 2018. Losses in some areas are partially offset by increases in livestock exports, according to USDA’s Economic Research Service and Foreign Agricultural Service. The forecast for livestock, poultry and dairy exports in aggregate has been raised $800 million to $30.5 billion, led by higher forecasts for beef and pork products.

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ASA Requesting Cow Weights The American Simmental Association is seeking to increase the flow of mature cow weights into its database. Cow weights provide valuable information for use in our genetic evaluation system. ASA requests that you weigh your cows close to weaning time, and, if possible, give your cows a body condition score at the same time.

Americans Love Their Meat Eighteen percent of shoppers are buying more fresh meat versus last year, while plant-based meat alternatives are growing 11% in units year over year, according to new research. Beef and chicken dominate purchases, making up 70% of all fresh meat sold, while sales of natural and organic meat are outpacing conventional options, according to the study.

ASA Publication Accepting Photos ASA Publication, Inc. is looking for cover, editorial, and advertising photos. Categories to consider: cattle in different seasons and environments (pasture, feedlot, etc.); people working cattle; and general farm photos. Cattle should strongly represent the focus and principles of ASA: Simmental, SimAngus™, Simbrah, SimAngus™ HT. Vertical or horizontal (landscape) format is acceptable. Photos used for covers (vertical) will pay $100, and those used for advertisement or editorial will pay $50. Send hi-resolution photos to

Office Holiday Schedule


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Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day

US beef exports were significantly higher than the totals of a year ago, led by muscle cuts, according to the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Beef and Pork exports registered impressive gains and, based on weekly export reports, future shipments are expected to show robust growth as well. Beef exports totaled 105,486 metric tons up 9% year-overyear, while export value surged 21% to $624.4 million.

Drought Drives Cattle on Feed

The ASA office will be closed for the following holidays. Monday, May 28 Memorial Day

Beef Exports Strong

Deteriorating drought conditions in the Southern Plains that have limited pasture are forcing producers to place more cattle in feedlots than expected, a trend that raises concerns about the pace of slaughter.

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USDA repots that total on-feed supplies of US cattle as of March 1 were 11.715 million head, nearly 9% higher than the tally taken a year earlier. The count almost 1% higher than projections and is the largest March inventory since 2006.

Menu Design Encourages Consumption Restaurant customers are more likely to choose a meat dish if vegetarian options have their own section on a menu, researchers at the London School of Economics (LSE) report. The findings indicate that common practice of separating vegetarian dishes on a menu can reduce the proportions of people that choose them. The study found that when a chef features a vegetarian dish as a menu special, it also encourages restaurant patrons to order dishes containing meat.

Processor Expands Reach Through Amazon Prime Swedesboro, New Jersey-based natural and organic meat processor Wellshire Farms has expanded its product reach to customers online with distribution through Amazon Prime Now. Wellshire products are sold exclusively at more than 450 Whole Foods Market locations nationwide. Since Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods in 2017, the Amazon Prime Now has expanded services to include delivery of Wellshire products within two hours in more than 30 major US cities.

Computer Predicts Color, Marbling Quality Scientists at North Dakota State University and the University of Arkansas have developed a computer vision system (CVS) that uses artificial intelligence (AI) prediction model to objectively measure pork loin color and marbling quality at online speeds in the processing plant. When compared to traditional scoring or measurement, the AI-boosted CVS achieved a more objective quality measurement with higher prediction accuracy at 92.5% for measured pork color score and 75% for measured pork marbling score.

Controversy Surround Cattle Operations Expansion A Missouri-based beef company’s proposal to expand their 400-acre operation has been met with local opposition. Valley Oaks Steak Company, Lone Jack, MO, plans to expand their company to include feedlot and slaughter capabilities but neighbors have voiced concerns about potential environmental impacts and odor issues. In what may be a related incident, three head of cattle owned by Valley Oaks were found shot and killed in a nearby pasture. The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and the Johnson County Cattlemen’s Association have offered a collective $6,000 reward leading to a felony conviction. ◆

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NEWSMAKERS Hicks Receives ABCIA Award Longtime Simmental breeder, Dr. Chester Hicks, Cheswood’s Daysprings Farm, Gadsden, AL, recently received the Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (ABCIA) 2017 Richard Deese Award at the 2018 ABCIA Annual Meeting and Awards Program in Huntsville. Since 1986, The Richard Deese Award has recognized individuals who uphold the principles of performance testing and genetic improvement of beef cattle in Alabama.

Hicks receives award from ASA Trustee, Randy Moody.

By contributing to the American Simmental Association’s Foundation in memory of a family member or respected friend, you will honor and preserve the memory of a special person while providing important funding toward long-term goals, such as education, research, scholarships and youth programs. And, like the memories you share of your loved one, this is a gift that will last in perpetuity.

Each gift will be acknowledged and contributions are tax-deductible. Name of person to be remembered:

In Memoriam . . . • Dr. Calvin L. Drake, 84, of Drake Simmentals, Manhattan, Kansas, passed away April 3. Drake was an avid Simmental breeder, researcher, professor, and judging coach. He served on the ASA Board of Trustees for six years. His wife, Mary Louise Drake; son, Drake Darrin; and many more family and friends, survive him. See page 53 for an expanded version of Dr. Drake's life.

____________________________________________________________________ Acknowledge memorial gift receipt to: Name________________________________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________________________ City ____________________________ State __________ Zip ______________ Donor information: Name________________________________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________________________ City ____________________________ State __________ Zip ______________ Enclosed is my gift for (Please circle): $25 $50 $100 $200 Other $ ____________________________

Please mail form and donation to: ASA Foundation One Genetics Way Bozeman, MT 59718


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• Eileen DuJardin, Bremond, TX, passed away March 14. DuJardin was an active Simmental breeder, and was a major supporter of 4-H, FFA, and AJSA educational events and cattle exhibiting. DuJardin was preceded in death by her father, Victor DuJardin and is survived by her mother, Isabelle DuJardin DuJardin of Waco; brother, Scott DuJardin; and many loving family and friends. See page 38 for an AJSA memorial scholarship set up in DuJardin's name. ◆

5-IA.MN.CO.Canada.AL fp 4c.qxp_Layout 1 4/25/18 4:00 PM Page 1 Dr. Lynn Aggen Office: 507-886-6321 Mobile: 507-421-3813 Home: 507-886-4016

Performance with Quality

Matt Aggen Mobile: 701-866-3544 Home: 507-772-4522 Email:

Timberland Cattle Registered Simmental, SimAngusTM and Angus

Harmony, MN 55939

Spring Female Sale, 1st Saturday in May Fall Bull Sale, 3rd Saturday in November

205-695-6314 or 205-712-0359

Sargeant Farms • Bill Freeman, Owner • Thomas Pennington, Mgr.

Simmental Cattle BULLS


Owner • Howard E. Sargeant Box 400, Forest Lake, MN 55025 651-464-3345 • 651-464-2662

Farm Manager: Adam Trest 52309 Fleming Logging Road Sandstone, MN 55072 320-245-2830 • 320-630-3608

Bob 507-324-5107 507-438-9007 cell 77247 125th Street LeRoy, MN 55951 Simmental/iasimmassoc/


Bar 5 Simmental Stock Farms Ltd. and circle

Circle 3 Genetics


Office: Linda Lupton #636077, Holland – Euphrasia Townline R.R. #3, Markdale, ON, Canada, N0C 1H0 Phone: 519-986-1330 • Fax: 519-986-4736 Email:

Website: Ron Nolan 905-330-5299

Andreas Buschbeck Cell: 519-270-3258

Scalebuster Bull Sale March 2019 Dave: 712-359-2327 Chris: 515-314-4771 56706 300th Avenue • Gilmore City, IA 50541 •

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STATE SCENE Robinson Awarded MJSSA Junior Herdsman Join us Friday, October 5th for our 1st Annual Female Sale. This offering will feature bred females of all ages including many past donor dams and high-income producers including the dams to TFS Black Ice, TFS Black Sand, TFS Black Powder and TFS Samurai, all high-selling bulls in our annual bull sale. These cows have added tremendous value to our program and now they have the opportunity to do the same for you!

Elevate your breeding program with this elite offering of proven earning potential!

During the Dixie National RoundUp in Jackson, MS, Chance Robinson was presented the 2017 Mississippi Junior Simmental Simbrah Association (MJSSA) Herdsman of the Year Award. At the event, Robinson received a trophy and check. This award has been presented for over 40 years. Robinson accepting the award from MJSSA Princess Nina Hay.

Challenge to Iowa Ag Gag Law A US District Court judge has denied Iowa’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s “ag gag” law. Iowa’s ag gag law makes undercover investigations at meat plants and other agriculture production facilities a crime. Multiple activist groups filed a lawsuit claiming the law violates Iowan’s First Amendment right to free speech. The suit was filed in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. Previously, federal courts have struck down ag gag laws in Idaho and Utah as unconstitutional.

His Dam & Granddam sell! Utah to Reorganize Beef Council Utah officials are working to reorganize the Utah Beef Council as the state faces a lawsuit from a rancher arguing that the council’s collection of a checkoff fee is unconstitutional because it supports political speech and lacks transparency. The suit says the mandatory 50 cents per head paid to the Utah Beef Council has been used by the council for political advocacy on topics ranging from greenhouse gas emissions to public land disputes. ◆ TFS Samurai 2018 High Selling Bull – $18,000 to Werning Cattle Co, SD

His Dam sells!

COW SENSE Listed below are ten questions designed to test your knowledge of the beef industry. Elite: 9-10 correct; Superior: 7-8; Excellent: 5-6; Fair: 3-4; Poor: 1-2.

TRINITY FARMS Ellensburg, WA The Northwest’s premier source for SimAngusTM genetics

Join the Excitement

October 5th, 2018 509.201.0775


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7. What does a serving capacity test determine? 8. What is the term used to describe genetic change, such as changes in certain horned breeds that causes their descendants to be polled? 9. What is the primary effect of inbreeding? 10. After a follicle ruptures, what is the next structure to form in the ovary?

Answers: 1. Calcium; 2. Hip height, age and sex; 3. 25%; 4. Epiphyseal plate; 5. Hypothalamus; 6. Roughages; 7. A bull’s sexual aggressiveness; 8. Mutation; 9. Homozygosity; 10. Corpus hemorrhagicum

TFS Black Powder 2017 High Selling Bull – $12,000

1. Cattle on a high concentrate diet are most likely to be deficient in what mineral? 2. What factors are used to calculate frame scores? 3. If a bull heterozygous for the polled trait and is mated with a cow which is also heterozygous for this trait, what proportion of their offspring would be expected to be homozygous polled? 4. Bones can grow in length from what cartilaginous? 5. Which endocrine gland works to control the pituitary gland by sending out specific release hormones? 6. Feeds that are high in fiber and low in energy are known by what collective term?

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Joe Mertz 785-456-9650 Bob Mertz 785-456-9201 Harold Mertz 785-456-9605 7160 Zeandale Road Manhattan, KS 66502

28th Annual Production Sale February 13, 2019

Kaser Brothers Simmental

Stephen Kaser H 785-346-5181 • C 785-346-6077 629 County 388 Drive Osborne, KS 67473 THE PERFORMANCE IS BRED IN – BEFORE THE BRAND GOES ON!

Ralph Brooks Cassidy Brooks

DICKINSON SIMMENTAL AND ANGUS RANCH Kirk • 785-998-4401 (phone & fax) 2324 370th Ave. Gorham, Kansas 67640

7440 Lake Elbo Rd. Manhattan, KS 66502 C: 785-556-0385

March 16, 2019 47th Annual Production Sale At the Ranch

Cow Camp Ranch Kent, Mark and Nolan Brunner 3553 Upland Rd. Lost Springs, KS 66859-9652 785-466-6475 Kent 785-466-1129 Nolan Black and Red Purebreds 785-258-0173 Mark Angus SimAngusTM Halfbloods

Spring Bull Sale - Friday, February 15, 2019.

PO Box 127 Harrod, OH 45850 419-648-9196 (home) 419-648-9967 (office) 419-230-8675 (cell)

Troy Jones & Randy Jones

Dixson Farms, Inc. Carol Dixson, Kevin Dixson, & Lyle Dixson, D.V.M. 13703 Beaver Creek Rd • Atwood, KS 67730 785-626-3744 •



RT 1, BOX 70 • MADISON, KS 66860 620-437-2211 Quality Homozygous Black • Seedstock Available

Annual Production Sale March 15, 2019

Simmental Angus SimAngusTM

Steve & Mary Gleason • Jake, Becky, Ben, Joe & Sam 12410 Blazingstar Rd • Maple Hill, KS 66507 Phone: 785-256-6461 • Steve: 785-640-8060 • Jake: 785-640-8062

Mike, Margo, Crystal, & Katelyn Alley 8925 SW Green • Culver, Oregon 97734 Home: 541-546-8171 • Cell: 541-948-3521 E-mail: • Fax: 541-546-6420

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PERSONNEL PROFILES This monthly series aims to personalize ASA’s staff and connect faces with names and responsibilities.

Mahdi Saatchi

Elham, Rod, and Mahdi Saatchi.

Mahdi Saatchi, ASA and IGS Lead Genomicist, has been with ASA for over two years. Saatchi grew up in Iran, receiving a Ph.D. in Animal Breeding and Genetics from the University of Tehran. He then worked as a post-doctoral research associate for several years at Iowa State University developing and implementing genomic predictions for use in the national genetic evaluations of several US cattle breed associations, including ASA, in a collaboration with the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium (NBCEC).

Saatchi then worked for the Pig Improvement Company (PIC) for several years, developing and leading research projects to enhance animal health and productivity using high-density DNA marker information. Upon contemplating a career change and move to a university, Dr. Wade Shafer offered him a position at ASA. Outside of work, Saatchi enjoys listening to music, watching soccer, surfing the internet, and spending time with his wife, Elham, and six-year-old son, Rod.

Carla Stephens Carla Stephens began working for ASA in 2015, and now heads the accounts receivable department. Stephens grew up in a rural community in Ashland County, Ohio, and moved to Montana with her husband, AJ. Growing up on the family farm, she was always interested in animals and was an active participant in FFA. Stephens attended the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, studying Animal Science and Pre Veterinary

Medicine. After graduation, she worked in a research laboratory as a formulation technician and toxicology specialist. Outside the ASA office, Stephens enjoys taking in all that Montana has to offer, hiking, fishing, and camping with her husband. They have a poodle named Boulder, who accompanies them on adventures, a cat named Gallatin, a pet cockatiel, rabbit, a flock of chickens, and a new hive of honey bees. Stephens and her adopted poodle, Boulder.

Erika Tinetti Erika Tinetti has been a part of ASA’s membership department for one year. Prior to graduating from Montana State University (MSU) with a degree in Animal Science, Tinetti began searching for jobs in the area. Her advisor pointed her to ASA, and she applied to fill an open position. She is now in charge of membership services, and also assists in animal registration and customer service.

Tinetti is originally from California and came to Montana to attend college. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, playing volleyball, painting decorative cow skulls, knitting headbands and beanies, playing card games, going to MSU basketball and football games, swing dancing, and spending time on the ranch hunting, fishing, and shooting her bow. ◆

Tinetti out shooting her bow.

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WILLIAMS Land & Cattle Auction Co. ROGER JACOBS Auctioneer P.O. Box 270 Shepherd, MT 59079 406-373-6124 Home 406-698-7686 Cell 406-373-7387 Fax

MIKE WILLIAMS, Auctioneer 18130 Brush Creek Road Higginsville, MO 64037 PH: 660-584-5210 • Cell: 816-797-5450 Email:

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JAMES M. BIRDWELL AUCTIONEER Box 521, Fletcher, OK 73541 580-549-6636 580-695-2352 Mobile 580-549-4636 Fax

Bruce Miller Auctioneer 1972 Oak Creek Lane, Suite 49 Bedford, TX 76022

Cell: 817-247-0115


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Kroger Expands Delivery Partnership

Meat Identified as Listeria Source

Grocery giant Kroger has announced it is expanding its partnership with Instacart to increase its customer delivery coverage area in 2018. Kroger currently delivers from more than 872 stores across the country, and it offers 1,091 curbside pickup locations with plans to add 500 new locations this year. Kroger offers home delivery to 45 markets through Instacart and other delivery partners and operates 2,800 retail food stores under a variety of banner names.

South Africa’s Tiger Brands is recalling ready-to-eat processed meats after the government linked at least one of those products to what the UN is calling the world’s largest-ever listeriosis outbreak. South Africa’s National Department of Health announced it concluded that the source was polony, a bologna-like sausage. The government has counted 948 laboratory-confirmed cases in the outbreak, which began in January 2017. Of those cases, nearly 660 have been traced, and 180 people have died.

Cargill Beef Model Works Cargill reports that the first three months of its Canadian beef sustainability pilot project produced encouraging results, proving the model works and showing significant potential to scale the program to bring a greater volume of certified sustainable beef to Canadian consumers. The pilot was launched to test and validate the audit and traceability systems necessary to meet the requirements of the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework established by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB).

Craig and Becky Hays 27577 State Hwy CC • Maryville, MO 64468 Phone: 660-562-2074

Chain Introduces Grass-fed Beef Colorado-based Natural Grocer has introduced Thousands Hills’ Lifetime Grazed Beef brand in all of its 144 retail grocery stores across 19 states. Thousands Hills’ cattle are raised on ranches throughout the Midwest and Great Plains and are 100% grass-fed and lifetime-grazed. The protocol for raising the cattle does not allow the feeding of grains or any grain byproducts or the use of antibiotics, growth promoters, or artificial hormones. Animals are not kept in feedlots or confinements.

JBS Profit Doubles in Year of Hardship Brazil’s JBS posted a net profit of $165.3 million in 2017, up 128.7 percent from the year prior, despite losses in the fourth quarter and year-long challenges stemming from company executives being implicated in a Brazilian corruption scandal. The company has reported that its net revenue for the year fell 4.2%, hurt by currency exchange variation and the sale of assets with JBS’ divestment program; while, the increase in sales volume and in the price of products contributed to a 5.4% increase in net sales.

Chef’d Meal Kits Expand Meal kit maker Chef’d has announced it is teaming up with specialty grocery store chain Gelson’s Markets to offer its meal kits in a supermarket for the first time. The Gelson’s partnership initially will involve one store in Hollywood offering a variety of 12 Chef’d recipes that includes premium proteins, produce, and herbs without additives or preservatives. Each kit feeds two people, retails for $24.99 and will be available in their own dedicated cooler in the produce department. ◆

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INTERNATIONAL Paraguay Welcomes US Red Meat Paraguay has agreed to allow imports of US beef and pork along with poultry, eggs, live animals and genetics, the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) said. The development comes after months of discussion between the USDA and its counterpart in Paraguay. In 2017, Paraguay reported beef imports of 2,511 metric tons (mt) valued at $6.5 million — mainly from Brazil, but some product was also imported from Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay.

US Pork, Beef Showcased In Tokyo The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) recently promoted US beef “pound steak” and pork cheese teji karubi, a Koreanstyle barbecue dish in Tokyo at the Yakiniku Business Fair. Annually held in Tokyo, the event is Japan’s largest trade show for the Yakiniku industry and one of the country’s largest food trade shows. USMEF’s promotional efforts at the Yakiniku Business Fair were funded by the Pork Checkoff, the Beef Checkoff Program, the Texas Beef Council, and the USDA Market Access Program.

WTO Points to Sustained Global Trade The latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI) value of 102.3 is little changed from the previous reading of 102.2 last year, indicating continued solid trade volume growth in the first quarter of 2018 following robust expansion in 2017.

The World Trade Organization’s WTOI is designed to provide information on the trajectory of world trade relative to recent trends. Index readings of 100 indicate growth in line with mediumterm trends; readings greater than 100 suggest above trend growth, while those below 100 indicate the opposite. The direction of change reflects momentum compared the previous month.

Canadian Meat Boosted by Federal Budget The Canadian Meat Council has received new funding in the 2018 federal budget which is expected to improve the country’s trade relationships, particularly with China, and its food safety system over the next several years. The federal government’s plan is committing $75 million over the next five years to increase the numbers of diplomats and trade commissioners in China and Asia. The council said it also was pleased to see new money announced for Canada’s Food Inspection Agency in the government’s budget.

2017 Meat Exports Strong for Asia Latest available trade data totals for 2017 show that exported US red meat and poultry products went mostly to Asia and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) countries, according to the USDA’s latest Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook report. Additional export shares were accounted for by Central/South America and the Caribbean (CSA&C) and the EU, with the balance attributed to the aggregate “Rest of World” (ROW). US beef exports increased 306 million pounds (up 12%) year-over-year to 2.9 billion pounds. u

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Former Trustee Passes Calvin Drake, Ph.D. will be remembered for his passion for education and science in the cattle industry. Dr. Calvin L. Drake, 84, of Manhattan, Kansas, passed away April 3, at Meadowlark Hill Retirement Community. A native of Kansas, Drake was an early proponent of Simmental genetics, producing his first halfblood calves in the late 1960s. He promptly joined the fledgling American Simmental Association, receiving membership 643, from that point on he was an avid promoter and progressive breeder. A profound belief in the science of cattle production marked Drake’s career. His education and broad-based career revolved around his relationship with Kansas State University (KSU). After earning a degree at KSU and serving two-years in the US Army, he enrolled at the University of Arkansas, where he obtained his Master’s degree, followed by his Ph.D. from KSU. In 1963, he was hired at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (now Virginia Tech University) where he taught beef science and coached the livestock judging team. Four years later, Drake returned to KSU, where he also taught beef science, coached the judging team and added management of the beef cattle research unit to his job description. His 1967 judging team won the national championship. By 1971, he had departed from KSU to manage three commercial feedlots. After eight years, he returned to KSU as Executive Director of the Livestock and Meat Industry Council. He again coached the judging team, winning a second National Championship before retiring in 1999. In 2010, Drake was elected to the ASA Board of Trustees, serving two three-year terms. His tenure on the Board was highlighted by three years on the Executive Committee and four years as chairman of the Breed Improvement Committee. During that time, the committee was an essential factor in the formation of International Genetics Solutions (IGS) and its eventual status as the largest genetic evaluation system in the beef industry. His background as judging team coach, university teacher and researcher, and manager of commercial feedlots brought a unique and varied experience to the Board.

As a Simmental breeder, Drake frequently consigned bulls to the Kansas Bull Test, and in 2003, was one of six breeders who joined forces to form the Gold Bullion Group, which holds an annual sale. Active in his community, he was heavily involved in the Methodist Church and as an advisor to FarmHouse Fraternity at KSU, which he joined as an undergraduate student. Dale Miller, former ASA Board Chairman, who served with Drake, described the lasting role Drake had on the cattle industry and his community, “Calvin was a man of great integrity who lived and breathed cattle and meat production. I was so impressed with his knowledge and support of the industry. He loved the education and research arms of the Association and was committed to always doing what was best for the ASA. He was a man who loved his wife, his family, the cattle industry, his country and God. I am blessed that I got to know him. He was a great man.” Dr. Michael Dikeman, a former ASA Trustee who served on the KSU faculty with Drake offered these comments: “Calvin was a very close, long-time, and great friend to me and hundreds of others. Calvin’s belief and support of the US, KSU, the ASA, his family, and the Methodist church were unwavering. He set the ‘gold standard’ for integrity and loyalty. He had a high level of energy and enthusiasm and was sometimes referred to as the “Ever Ready Energy Bunny”! He was affectionately loved by his students, especially those who were on his livestock judging team. Calvin has not been ‘Calvin’ for more than a year because of neurological problems, but he will be missed by many. And, everyone knows where his new home is.” Drake is survived by his wife, Mary Louise; son, Darren; and countless family, friends, and mentees. ◆

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SALE RESULTS SK Cattle 31st Annual sale January 26, 2018 • Aberdeen, SD No. 23

Category SM and SimAngus™ Bulls

Average $5,533

Representing ASA: Colton Buus

High-Selling Lots: $13,500 – 3/4 SM 1/4 AN, “SK Smooth Criminal E174,” s. by Kappes Hammertime C505, sold to Heartland Simmentals, New Hampton, IA. $9,500 – PB SM, “SK Profit E232,” s. by Profit, sold to Ron Gilliland & Robben Cattle Co., Davis, CA. $9,000 – PB SM, “SK Lock N Load E116,” s. by Remington Lock N Load 54U, sold to Tri E Simmentals, Blanchard, ND. $9,000 – 1/2 SM 1/2 AN, “SK Thunder E78,” s. by Kappes Thunder 863 C523, sold to Clint & Mark Brandlee, Pierpont. $8,000 – PB SM, “SK Chamberlain E106,” s. by R&R Chamberlain, sold to Jeb Schock, Bowdle. $7,500 – 1/2 SM 1/2 AN, “SK Megatron E165,” by Kappes Megatron A12, sold to Ron Gilliland & Robben Cattle Co., Davis, CA Comments: With a new approach to marketing bulls the Kappes Family, SK Cattle, was host to a private treaty bid-off bull sale. An open house was held three weeks prior to the sale closing date when bidding was opened, and again on the final closing date of the sale.

Looking over the offering.

The auction block.

River Creek Farms Annual Sale February 14, 2018 • Manhattan, KS No. 47 65 2 23

Category Fall Bulls Yearling Bulls Donor Cows Yearling Open Heifers


Total Lots

Average $5,440 4,466 3,450 2,691 $4,487

Auctioneer: Jim Birdwell, OK Sale Representatives: Jeremie Ruble; Rocky Forseth, AGR; Andrew Sylvester, Salina F&R Livestock; Stephen Russell, KS Stockman; Guy Peverley, The Stock Exchange; Jeff Nemecek, High Plains Journal; and J.W. Brune, Midwest Marketer. Representing ASA: Dr. Michael Dikeman

High-Selling Lots:

The Kappes Family transitioning to the next generation.

APEX Cattle’s Heterosis Headquarters Bull and Bred Heifer Sale January 29, 2018 • Dannebrog, NE No. 24 46 11 30

Category Yearling Bulls Two-Year-Old Bulls Fall Yearling Bulls Bred Heifers


Total Lots

Average $5,156 4,169 4,139 2,137 $3,830

Auctioneer: Matt Lowery, NE Sale Representatives: Chris Beutler, Kent Jaecke and Craig Talkington Representing ASA: Dr. Michael Dikeman

$16,000 – PB SM Bull s. by Hook’s Bozeman 8B, sold to X Bar X Simmental, Wolfpoint, MT. $10,000 – 1/2 SM 1/2 AN Bull, s. by R C Principal 451A, sold to Chris Lipscomb, Gadsden, AL. $10,000 – 1/2 SM 1/2 AN Bull, s. by Sitz Investment 660Z, sold to Scott Brownsberger, Appleton, MO. $8,500 – 1/4 SM 3/4 AN Bull, s. by PA Power Tool 9108, sold to R&R Cattle and Equipment, Lincoln. $8,000 – 1/2 SM 1/2 AN Bull, S. by GAR Prophet, sold to Karen Canton, Stark City, MO. $7,500 – 1/2 SM 1/2 AN Bull, s. by AAR Ten X 7008 S A, sold to James Bachand, Clyde. $7,500 – 1/2 SM 1/2 AN Bull, s. by GAR Prophet, sold to Ken Ortman, Lampe, MO. $7,500 – 1/2 SM 1/2 AN Bull, s. by GAR Prophet, sold to C&L Farms, Gadsden, AL. Volume Buyers: R&R Cattle and Equipment, Lincoln; Mike and Sheryl Kough, Winona; Kraig Weaver, Burlington, CO; Brian Homung, Stratton, CO; Ty Hash, Elk Creek, VA; Darren Dinges, Ness City; Alan Giger, Elmdale; Robert and Toby Kechter, Vona, CO; and Brock Vorndran, Perry, OK. Comments: Cattle sold into 12 states including: AL, CO, IL, MI, MO, MT, OH, OK, TN, TX, VA and WV.

High-Selling Lots: $7,750 – Yearling Bull, s. by Rousey Gold Strike 512C, sold to Robert Reich, TX. $7,250 – Yearling Bull, s. by CCR Masterlink 8053C, sold to Palmer Farm and Ranch, NE. $7,000 – Yearling Bull, s. by CCR Flint Hills 2092B, sold to Palmer Farm and Ranch, NE. $7,000 – Yearling Bull, s. by Rousey Gold Strike 512C, sold to Gary Lindgreen, NE. Comments: Cattle sold into 12 states.


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A capacity crowd.

Prospective buyers looking over the offering.

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High Selling Lots:

Joe Mertz (r) talking with Jim Birdwell.

Dr. Dikeman addressing the crowd.

R&R Cattle Company’s Annual Production Sale February 16, 2018 • Chamberlain, SD No. 40 5 45

Category Bulls Open Females Total Lots

Average $4,050 2,150

$9,000 – Open Female, “VAS Ms Bella 814E,” s. by STCC Jack Around 4031, cons. by Vary and Adoph Simmentals, sold to Moore Land and Cattle, IL. $8,500 – -Open Female, “B3C Primos Reba B4,” s. by Colburn Primo 5153, cons. by Blue Chip Cattle Company, sold to Ryan Ellmore, IN. $7,250 – Open Female, “ETHR Eileen 7106E,” s. by ACW Ironhide 395Y, cons. by Etherton Farms, sold to Kaitlyn Hildebrand, IL. $4,400 – Open Female, “BFC Wicked 205-1735,” s. by TJSC 152A, cons. by Boitnott Family Cattle, sold to Gregory Kirlin, IL. $4,000 – Open Female, “Hill Ella E53,” s. by W/C Executive Order 8543U, cons. by Hillstown Farm and Rincker Simmentals, sold to James Richey, IL. $3,700 – Semen Tank/Inventory, cons. by Ryan Cattle Company, sold to Ronald Rahn, IL. $3,450 – Open Female, “RS Enticing 510E,” s. by CAJS Blaze of Glory, cons. by Rincker Simmentals, sold to Matt Nissen, IA.


Auctioneer: Chisum Peterson Marketing Representatives: Chris Effling, Jim Scheel, Jeff Kapperman, Dan Piroutek and Justin Dikoff. Representing ASA: Colton Buus

High-Selling Lots: $7,000 – Bull, “R&R Carver E740,” s. by TKCC Carver 65C, sold to Randy Rhinehart, SD. $7,000 – Bull, “R&R Confidence E74,” s. by Connealy Confidence Plus, sold to Jim Kettlehut, SD. $6,750 – Bull, “R&R Confidence E711,” s. by Connealy Confidence Plus, sold to McManus Cattle, SD. $6,250 – Bull, “ R&R E795,” s. by CCR Cowboy Cut, sold to Clay Kaelberer, ND.

The IL Simmental Association and its breeders once again assembled a fine genetic offering.

The crew from Etherton Farms consigned another high-seller to this year’s event.

Long-time IL breeder Roger Allen visits friends before the sale.

Shane Ryan was busy sale-day with his consignment and working ringside.

Comments: Guest Consignor was: Cable’s C Cross Ranch.

Viewing the bulls.

Lehrman Family Simmentals Annual Production Sale February 26, 2018 • Mitchell, SD No. 44 14 58

A sunny, cold sale day.

Looking over the catalog prior to the sale.

Mid-America Simmental Sale February 24, 2018 • Springfield, IL No. 55

Category Total Lots

Average $3,009

Auctioneer: Cody Lowderman, IL Sale Manager: DP Sales Management, LLC, KY Sale Staff: Shane Ryan, Chris Smith, Bret Sayre and John Bauer.

Category Average SM and SimInfluenced Bulls $3,872 SM and SimInfluenced Pairs and Breds 3,329 Total SM and SimInflucenced Lots


Auctioneer: Jered Shipman, TX Sale Manager: Eberspacher Enterprises (EE), Inc., MN Marketing Representatives: Val Eberspacher (EE); Chance Ujazdowski (EE), WI; Derek Vogt, (EE) NE; Kent Jaecke, OK; Jeff Kapperman, Tri-State Neighbor, SD; Colton Buus, ASA; and Heather Soukup, DVAuction, NE.

High-Selling Lots: $9,000 – Bull, “LEFS United 705E,” s. by W/C United 956Y, sold to Jordan Krueger, Salem. $6,750 – Bull, “LEFS Pendelton 707E,” s. by Kappes Pendleton B6, sold to Don McDonald, Yankton. $6,500 – Bull, “LEFS Authority 713E,” s. by CDI Authority 77X, sold to Mike Fechner, Delmont. (Continued on page 56)

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SALE RESULTS Lehrman Sale (Continued) $6,000 – Bull, “LEFT Redzone 780E,” s. by HILB Red Zone A32, sold to Mike Wingen, Canova. $5,750 – Bull, “LEFS Ms Cadillac 721E,” s. by Leachman Cadillac L025A, sold to Williams and Martin, Ainsworth, NE. $5,000 – Bull, “LEFS Ex Order 703E,” s. by W/C Executive Order 8543B, sold to Robert Rosworth, Plankinton. $5,000 – Bull, “LEFS Loknload 723E,” s. by Remington Lock N Load 54U, sold to Steve Deumier, Mitchell. $5,000 – Bull, “LEFS Protégé 420E,” s. by TSN Protégé Z896, sold to McManus Cattle, Fullton.

$8,500 – Red SimAngus Bull, “ES ET 202-5,” s. by CDI Perspective 238A, cons. by Eichacker Simmentals, sold to Duane Beckman, White Lake. $8,000 – SimAngus Bull, “ES EZ10,” s. by TJ Main Event 503B, cons. by Eichacker Simmentals, sold to Heath Wills, Alliance, NE. $8,000 – SimAngus Cow/Calf Pair, “ES D52,” s. by ES Loaded BU56-1, Bull Calf s. by Hook’s Beacon 56B, cons. by Eichacker Simmentals, sold to Scott Schaake, Westmoreland, KS. $8,000 – SimAngus Cow/Calf Pair, “ES D105,” s. by W/C United 956Y, Heifer Calf s. by Hook’s Beacon 56B, cons. by Eichacker Simmentals, sold to Bradlee Schultz and Dustin Weber, Emery, SD. Comments: Also selling were 28 Angus Bulls at an average of $5,542; six Red Angus Bulls at an average of $4,210; and five Red Angus Bred Females at an average of $3,670.

Mike Wingen and Hunter Gregerson, Canova, SD selected a top-notch red bull to add to their bull battery.

Nicholas and Ashley Martin, Ainsworth, NE, repeat buyers selected a herd bull and a cow/ calf pair.

Roland Palmquist, Winifred, SD, purchased three bulls. Barry Ostrom and Glen Kummer.

Colton Buus visiting with repeat buyers Caleb, Robert and Clayton Wobig.

Repeat buyers, Corey Eich and Kelly Endorf.

Large crowd on hand for the sale.

Host firm Dan and Vicky Lehrman and family.

Eichacker Simmentals and JK Angus Bull and Female Sale

Cason’s Pride and Joy Simmentals’ Performance Bull Sale

March 2, 2018 • Salem, SD

March 3, 2018 • Russell, IA

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Category Average SM and SimInfluenced Bulls $4,480 SM and SimInfluenced Bred Females 4,665


Total SM and SimInfluenced Lots


Auctioneer: Tracy Harl, NE Sale Manager: Eberspacher Enterprises (EE), Inc., MN Marketing Representatives: Val Eberspacher (EE); Jim Scheel, Cattle Business Weekly, SD; Kent Snowden, NE; Randy Rasby, Livestock Plus, NE; Jeff Kapperman, Tri-State Neighbor, SD; Dustin Carter, SD; and Justin Dikoff, DVAuction, SD. Representing ASA: Colton Buus

High-Selling Lots: $15,500 – SimAngus™ Bull, “ES EB94,” s. by CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z, cons. by Eichacker Simmentals, sold to Wayward Hills, Versailles, KY. $10,500 – Red SimAngus Bull, “ES ET202-8,” s. by CDI Perspective 238A, cons. by Eichacker Simmentals, sold to Doug Bichler, Linton, ND. $10,000 – Red SimAngus Cow/Calf Pair, “ES D71,” s. by CDI Authority 77X, Heifer Calf s. by CDI Perspective 238A, cons. by Eichacker Simmentals, sold to Ferguson Show Cattle, Chardon, OH. $9,000 – SimAngus Bull, “ES EC47,” s. by J Bar J Nightride 225Z, cons. by Eichacker Simmentals, sold to Jones and Klumb Family Farm, LLC, Mount Vernon. $9,000 – PB SM Cow/Calf Pair, “ES D84,” s. by CDI Authority 77X, Heifer calf s. by Leachman Cadillac L025A, cons. by Eichacker Simmentals, sold to SK Cattle, Aberdeen.


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No. 51

Category SM and SimInfluenced Bulls

Average $4,351

Auctioneer: Phil Schooley, IA Sale Manager: Eberspacher Enterprises (EE), Inc., MN Marketing Representatives: Val Eberspacher (EE); Chance Ujazdowski (EE), WI; Austin Brandt, Livestock Plus, IA; Joel Edge, Midwest Marketer, IA; Curt Peterson, IA; Tony Ballenger, IA; Dr. Dewy Nibe, IA; and Dr. Ryan Howard, Sale Vet, IA.

High-Selling Lots: $6,200 – “Cason’s Mr E67B,” s. by J Bar J Nightride 225Z, sold to David Spurgin, Albia. $6,200 – “Cason’s Mr Barkley E37,” s. by J Bar J Nightride 225Z, sold to David Spurgin, Albia. $6,000 – “Cason’s Mr E29CT,”s. by J Bar J Nightride 225Z, sold to John Deahl, Unionville. $5,750 – Cason’s Mr E10T,” s. by CCR Cowboy 5048Z, sold to Shaniel Smith, Exline. $5,750 – “Cason’s Mr E13CZ,” s. by J Bar J Nightride 225Z, sold to Stuart Debruin, Albia. $5,600 – “Cason’s Mr E408,” s. by W/C Lock Down 206Z, sold to Paul Wilson, Moravia. $5,500 – “Cason’s Mr Fitzgerald D52BY,” s. by GW Premium Beef 021TS, sold to Nick Baldwin, Mystic. $5,400 – “Cason’s Mr Mickelson D52B,” s. by GW Premium Beef 021TS, sold to Howard Snider, Seymour.

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Kevin Grimm, Keswick, and Kenny Keenam, Kellogg were in attendance.

Denny Cason and John Deahl, Unionville, discuss the offering.

The Metzger family exhibited the Champion Purebred Open heifer, she was selected by Tyler Nunley of TN for $7,700.

The Hall family, KY, selected the top fall open heifer from Happy 6 Simmentals for $7,000.

Trinity Farms’ Annual Bull Sale March 3, 2018 • Ellensburg, WA No. 99 Bill Pardum and Dan Chalfant, Pardum Simmental Gilman City, MO, visit prior to the sale.

Bryan Reed (center), Albia, evaluated the bulls for his top selection.


Category SimAngus™ Bulls SimAngus Open Heifers

Average $5,345 2,425

Comments: Also selling were 22 Angus Bulls at an average of $5,260; Six Angus Open Heifers at an average of $2,150; and eight Bred Heifers at an average of $3,770. A donation heifer for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) sold for $6,500, additional donations brought the total for the WWP to $18,250.

Kentucky Beef Expo Simmental Sale March 3, 2018 • Louisville, KY No. 59

Category Total Lots

Average $2, 582

Auctioneer: Bruce Miller, TX Sale Manager: DP Sales Management, LLC, KY Sale Staff: Brent Elam, Gene Steiner and Tommy Carper

High-Selling Lots: $7,700 – Open Female, “M2C Emilia 735E,” s. by FBFS Wheel Man 649W, cons. by Metzger Cattle Co., sold to Nunley Cattle, TN. $7,500 – Open Female, “KNA Miss Maxine E723,” s. by LLSF Uprising Z925, cons. by Knapper Cattle, sold to Metzger Cattle Co., IL. $7,000 – Bull, “EEC Off Kilter E260,” s. by CSCX Bandwagon 513A, cons. by Ethan Shannon, sold to Knotts Farm, IN. $7,000 – Open Female, “CAJS Delilah E42D,” s. by LLSF Pays To Believe ZU194, cons. by Happy 6 Simmentals, sold to Jack Hall, GA. $6,500 – Bred Female, “Images/Bramlets Royal B,” s. by TNGL Grand Fortune Z467, bred to W/C Executive Order 8543B, cons. by Shelby Ison, sold to Sharon Padgett, KY. $4,500 – Open Female, “Bramlets Ms Breathe E741,” s. by LLSF Uprising Z925, cons. by Bramlets Simmentals, sold to Clearbrook Farms, WV. $3,800 – Bull, “LRF Grand Fortune D090,” s. by TNGL Grand Fortune Z467, cons. by Long Ridge Farm, sold to Glenn Redmon, KY. $3,800 – Open Female, “WHF Eryn 350E,” s. by TNT Dynasty Z226, cons. by Wayward hill Farms, sold to Merrill Bracken, IN.

Marty Ropp posing with his new Henry Repeating Rifle. This is awarded each year to the winner of Mike’s Annual Texas Hold’em Tournament on Friday night before the sale.

Walsh Simmental’s Pursuit of Excellence Bull and Female Sale March 3, 2018 • Hubbard, NE No. 25 29 54

Category SM and SimInfluenced Bulls SM and SimInfluenced Heifers Total SM and SimInfuenced Lots

Average $5,168 2,355 $3,657

Auctioneer: Jon Schaben, IA Sale Manager: Eberspacher Enterprises (EE), Inc., MN Marketing Representatives: Val Eberspacher (EE); Derek Vogt (EE); Chris Beutler, AgriMedia, NE; and Buddy Robertson, OK.

High-Selling Lots:

Judge Jon Sweeny, IN, evaluated the Simmental Sale cattle.

Justin & Emily Adcock, IL, selected a top open heifer.

$16,000 – Bull, “WS Equalizer E1,” s. by WS Stepping Stone B44, sold to Hart Simmentals, Frederick, SD. $10,000 – Bull, “WS Stepping Stone E23,” s. by WS Stepping Stone B44, sold to George Seward, Yuma, CO. $7,500 – Open Female, “WS Ms. Joy’s Revival E43,” s. by WS Revival, sold to Sloup Simmentals, Seward. (Continued on page 58)

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SALE RESULTS Walsh Sale (Continued) $6,750 – Bull, “WS Stepping Stone E30,” s. by WS Stepping Stone B44, sold to Gwartney Simmental, Cheyenne, OK. $6,750 – Bull, “WS Stepping Stone D4,” s. by WS Stepping Stone B44, sold to John Gubbels, Randolph. $6,500 – Bull, “WS Broadway E22,” s. by Hook’s Broadway 11B, sold to Terry Acton, Beatrice. $6,500 – Bull, “WS Revival E40,” s. by WS Revival, sold to Brad Staab, Ord. $6,500 – Bull, “WS Lover Boy E65,” s. by THSF Lover Boy B33, sold to Roberts Simmental, Wakefield.

The Denver champion of 3 percentage bulls attracted attention from everyone.

Gold Bullion 16th Annual Bull Sale March 4, 2018 • Wamego, KS No. 59 Keith and Kent Roberts, Roberts Simmental added a bull to their bull battery.

Edward and Rodney Rohde are long-time customers and were volume buyers.

Category SM and SimAngus™ Bulls

Average $4,133

Auctioneer: Garren Walrod, KS Sale Manager: Gold Bullion Group

High-Selling Lots:

Brad Stabb and family purchased four head.

Jerry Walsh welcomes a full house of new and repeat buyers.

Gateway Genetics Bull Sale March 4, 2018 • Pierce, NE Auctioneer: Cody Lowderman, IL Sale Manager: Graham Blagg, Innovation AgMarketing, LLC Ringmen: Tom Rooney, Lee AgriMedia; Kent Jaecke, Chris Beutler, Lee AgriMedia; Randy Rasby, Livestock Plus. DVAuction Representative: Kaci Toelle Representing ASA: Bert Moore

$11,750 – “Brooks Pay Weight E361,” s. by Basin Payweight 1682, sold to Stanley Sears, Montague, CA. $8,500 – “M4 Horsepower 756E,” s. by GAR Momentum, sold to Thad Geiger, Troy. $8,500 – “SFI Perception E11Z,” s. by MR CCF Vision, sold to Craig Smith, Pleasant Garden, NC. $7,000 – “M4 Enforcer 755E,” s. by GAR Momentum, sold to Doug Ebert, Westmoreland. $7,000 – “Brooks Bruiser E371,” s. by SAV Bruiser 9164, sold to Clinton Schmitt, Tipton. $6,500 – “Brooks Bruiser E367,” s. by SAV Bruiser 9164, sold to Francis Drouhard, Danville. $6,000 – “Mid-Am Bacardi 704D,” s. by CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z, sold to Myron Stroup, Fontana. Comments: Cattle sold into seven states including: CA, KS, MO, NC, NE, OK and TX. Consignors include: Brooks Simentals, Schaake Farms, Diamond D Simmentals, Marple Farms, Mid-Am Genetics and Parsons Livestock.

High-Selling SimGenetic Lots: $7,500 – SimAngus™ Bull, “Gateway E092,” s. by Profit. $6,800 – SimAngus Bull, “Gateway Roadblock E226,” s. by Gonsior Roadgrader A292. $5,000 – SimAngus Bull, “Gateway Hammertime E715,” s. by MR TR Hammer 308A ET. $4,750 – SimAngus Bull, “Gateway E017,” s. by HILB Maverick A43. $4,500 – SimAngus Bull, “Gateway E175,” s. by MR NLC Updgrade U8676.

Doll Charolais and Simmental Ranch Sale March 9, 2018 • Mandan, ND No. 59 4 63

Category Yearling SM Bulls Open SM Heifers Total SM Lots

Average $4,987 3,750 $4,908

Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar, SD Sale Representatives: Colt Keffer, Donny Leddy, Kirby Goettsch, Scot Dirk and Dan Piroutek Representing ASA: Perry Thomas

High-Selling SimInfluenced Lots:

Kevin Benes, Gateway Genetics, addresses the pre-sale crowd, Graham Blagg, Sale Manager (left), and Cody Lowderman.


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Larry Garten, KS, studies the sale catalog.

$15,000 – PB Black SM Bull, “DCR Mr. Eightball E18,” s. by ES Ridgerider Y43, sold to Kline Simmentals, Hurdsfield. $10,500 – PB Red SM Bull, “DCR Mr. Extremely Wide E68,” s. by ASA Wideload 303B, sold to Kline Simmentals, Hurdsfield. $9,500 – PB Red SM Bull, “DCR Mr Eye Opener E158,” s. by Kuntz Sheriff 8A, sold to Addisson Hoffman, Medina. $8,500 – PB Black SM Bull, “DCR Mr. Exclusive E28,” s. by Kuntz Sheriff 8A, sold to Hart Simmentals, Frederick, SD.

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$8,500 – PB Black SM Bull, “DCR Mr. Everglade E118,” s. by Sunny Valley Summit 35B, sold to Kunkel Simmentals, New Salem. $6,250 – PB Red Open Female, “DCR Ms Red Zone E203,” s. by TT Red Zone 031C, sold to Kunkel Simmentals, New Salem. Comments: Also selling were 93 Yearling Charolais Bulls at an average of $4,548; and four Open Charolias Heifers at an average of $2,150.

Tennessee Beef Agribition Simmental Sale March 10, 2018 • Lebanon, TN

No. 47

Category Total Lots

Average $3,212

Auctioneer: Tommy Barnes, AL Sales Manangement: DP Sales Management, LLC, KY Sale Staff: Andee Marston, Brent Elam, Chuck Grove Sale Consultant: Roger Allen Sale Chairman: Chris Ivie

High-Selling Lots: $7,500 – Open Female, “CLCC Estelle E122,” s. by WS Revival, cons. by Cedar Lane Cattle Co., sold to 3J Farms, GA. $6,000 – Open Female, “Tylertown Elegance,” s. by MCM Top Grade 018X, cons. by Tylertown Simmental, sold to Triple C Farm, TN. $5,250 – Flush out of, “WLE Miss X407,” cons. by KenCo Cattle Company, sold to Dale and Scott Werning, SD. $5,250 – Open Female, “HLVW Uprising Shine 1796,” s. by LLSF Uprising Z925, cons. by Hillview Farms, sold to Lone Oak Angus and Simmental, TN. $5,250 – Open Female, “B&K Cream Soda 52E,” s. by W/C Relentless 32C, cons. by B&K Farms, sold to Fields Cattle Company, TX. $4,000 – Open Female, “CLCC Ella E109,” s. by WS Revival, cons. by Cedar Lane Cattle Co., sold to Dustyn Watson, TN. $4,000 – Open Female, “DGT Hot Stuff 305E,” s. by Sandeen Voltage 426, cons. by Doggett Simmentals, sold to Triple C Farm, TN. $4,000 – Bred Female, “7DF Prime Lady 602E,” s. by CARD Uproar 49Y, bred to CLRWTR Bismark C69, cons. by Tyler Davis, sold to Stephen Carr, TN.

Uprising Shine 1796E- Lot 2C consigned by Hillview Farms, KY, was named Champion Purebred and Supreme overall Simmental. She sold for $5,250 to Lone Oak Simmentals, TN

Karol Ann Hoffman, Hoffman Farms, exhibited the Reserve Champion Bred heifer that was later selected by Daryl Yoder, IL.

Gonsior Simmentals’ In The Heartland Sale March 11, 2018 • Fullerton, NE No. 7 36 24 19.5

Category Average Strong-Aged SM and SimInfluenced Bulls $4,093 Yearling SM, SimInfluenced and Angus Bulls 3,674 SM and SimInfluenced Breds/Pairs 3,333 SM and SimInfluenced Open Heifers 3,218


Total Lots


Auctioneer: Tracy Harl, NE Sale Manager: Eberspacher Enterprises (EE), LLC, MN Marketing Representatives: Val Eberspacher (EE); Derek Vogt, (EE), NE; Chris Beutler, AgriMedia, NE; Ronnie Miller, NE; Rick Beuhler, NE; Tom Sinderup, NE; Dalton Lundy, KY; Nate Jelinek, NE; Myron Benes, NE; Matt Price, NE; and Amanda Eberspacher-Hilbrands, LiveAuctions.TV, MN.

High-Selling Lots: $9,500 – Open Female, “Gonsior/BD L24’s United E30,” s. by W/C United 956Y, sold to T&B Livestock, Columbus. $7,200 – Bull, “Gonsior Some Gave All E97,” s. by SVF/NJC Built Right N48, sold to Brandes Brothers LLC, Central City. $6,750 – Bred Female, “Gonsior Darla D20,” s. by W/C Executive Order 8543B, bred to SC Pay The Price C11, sold to Bremer Farms, Saint Edward. $6,000 – Bred Female, “Gonsior/PD Purely Cotton D8,” s. GWS Ebonys Trademark 6N, bred to WLE Uno Mas X549, sold to JLC, Bloomfield, IA. $5,750 – Bull, “Gonsior Constructor E85,” s. by SVF/NJC Built Right N48, sold to Jeremiah Rieken, Hastings. $5,500 – Bull, “Gonsior/TBSF Mystified Beef D35,” s. by SRS J914 Preferred Beef, sold to Brandes Brothers LLC, Central City. $5,000 – Bull, “Gonsior Steel Belted E88,” s. by SVF Steel Force S701, sold to Jeremiah Rieken, Hastings. $5,000 – Open Female, “BC/GS Hip Hop 24E,” s. by WLE Uno Mas X549, sold to Dean Cattle Company, Douglas. $5,000 – Bull, “Gonsior Mileman D623,” s. by Kappes Mile High B11, sold to Brandes Brothers LLC, Central City. Comments: Also selling were 10 genetic lots of embryos and semen at average of $2,231. Partners in the Gonsior program include: Buehler Show Cattle, Two Rivers Livestock, T&B Livestock, Square D, Sonderup Cattle, Gulbranson Cattle, B/D Cattle and Thompson Breeding Stock. Guest consignors included: Elm Mound Farms, Ralph Pilkington and Dan Arens.

Bonnie Downing and daughter, Downing Ranch, Dunning, purchased four herd bulls.

Lane Mottle and Kaylen Weller attended the sale with Dad and Grandpa, Palmer.

3C Christensen Simmental Ranch & NLC Ranch Production Sale March 16, 2018 • Wessington, SD

Ben Brown, B&K Farms has been an avid supporter of the TN Beef Agribition for many years.

The Champion bull was exhibited by BE Cattle, IL he sold to Gerald Stout, TN.

No. 182 58

Category Average Spring Yearling Bulls $3,644 Open Registered Replacement Heifers 1,987


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SALE RESULTS 3C Christensen Sale (Continued) Auctioneer: Jim Birdwell, OK Marketing Representatives: Jeff Kapperman, Jim Scheel, Dustin Carter, Scott Dirk, Chris Effling, Chris Beutler, and Justin Dikoff Representing ASA: Colton Buus

High-Selling Lots: $11,500 – Bull, “7011E,” s. by Yardley Titanium C37, sold to JLK Family Simmental, Wessington Springs. $10,500 – Bull, “7084E,” s. by NLC Buddy 4005B, sold to TNT Simmentals, Almont, ND. $7,500 – Bull, “7601E,” s. by ASR Gunnison B4234, sold to George Olson, Witten. $7,500 – Bull, “7512E,” s. by 3C Pasque 4331B, sold to Mark Erickson, Langford. $4,100 – Open Female, “7340E,” s. by Connealy Impression, sold to Charlie Thurman, IL

Rick Dunsmore visits with customers before the sale.

Many repeat customers fill the seats each year.

Tim Gittlein, Gittlein Farms, bought lot 9, a black and white-faced SimAngus bull by Bulls Eye.

Toby Kimzey and son Kallen, TRK Enterprises, bought several top-lots, including a black Simmental bull by Lock n Load.

Volume buyer, Bart Byrd, Douglas, WY.

Willie Altenburg answers potential buyer questions on the beautiful, sunny Saturday, prior to running the bulls individually through the auction ring.

Ohio Beef Expo Simmental Sale March 17, 2018 • Columbus, OH No. 84

Cotton Candy makes this sale a favorite for the young producers.

Altenburg 26th Annual Super Baldy Bull and Heifer Sale March 17, 2018 • Fort Collins, CO No. 124

Category SM and SimAngus™ Bulls

Average $3,979

Auctioneer: Wayne Kruse, CO Marketing Representatives: Justin Warren and Cole Owens, Superior Livestock, CO; and Cattle USA, OK. Representing ASA: Susan Russell

High-Selling Lots: $9,200 – PB SM Bull, “ASR Get Western E7321,” s. by Remington Lock N Load 54U, cons. by Altenburg Super Baldy Ranch, sold to TRK Enterprises, Pine Bluff, WY. $8,250 – 1/2 SM 1/2 AN Bull, “ASR/JR Bullseye 234,” s. by W/C Bullseye 3046A, cons. by Jacobsen Ranch, Cheyenne, WY; sold to Gittlein Farms, Ft. Lupton. $8,000 – PB SM Bull, “ASR Stars and Stripes E7100,” s. by SVF Allegiance Y802, cons. by Altenburg Super Baldy Ranch, sold to Robert Willich, Stoneham. $7,250 – PB SM Bull, “ASR Red Grateful E769,” s. by WS Prime Time B6, cons. by Altenburg Super Baldy Ranch, sold to Double 8 Ranch, Elk Mountain, WY. Volume Buyers: RTK Enterprises, Pine Bluffs, WY; Mark Coffield, Yuma; Lazy E Double Bar, Debeque; Bart Byrd, Douglas, WY; and Van Valkenburg Cattle, Coalmont.


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Category Total Lots

Average $3,926

Auctioneer: Ron Kreis, OH Sale Manager: DP Sales Management LLC, KY Sale Staff: Chris Smith, Ryan LePage and Darby Walton

High-Selling Lots: $22,000 – Open Female, “KNSC Miss Maternal,” s. by NMR Maternal Made, cons. by Kyle Nickles, sold to Richard Young, OH. $11,000 – Open Female, “Prestige/GSC Princess,” s. by LLSF Pays To Believe ZU194, cons. by Prestige Cattle Company, sold to Tracy Jennings, FL. $10,500 – Bull, “STCC Double Up 7005,” s. by W/C Loaded Up 1119Y, cons. by Trennepohl Family Farm, sold to Richard Young, OH. $10,300 – Open Female, “WCCO Miss Emma,” s. by Mr HOC Broker, cons. by Woodward Cattle Company, sold to Guthridge Farms, IA. $7,750 – Bull, “Mr. Steel Force,” s. by SVF Steel Force S701, cons. by Hopkins Simmental Farms, sold to Larry Fulton, OH. $7,500 – Bull, “Halls Top Cut E18,” s. by CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z, cons. by Hall’s Simmentals, sol to Alex Ward, OH. $6,800 – Cow/Calf Pair, “E&D Emily,” s. by Mr. NLC Upgrade U8676, Calf s. by WLE Uno Mas X549, cons. by Erv-N-Del Farm, sold to Hall’s Simmentals, WV. $5,600 – Bull, “Halls Credence D30,” s. by Connealy Confidence 0100, cons. by Hall’s Simmentals, sold to Thomas Elliott, WV.

It was a packed house.

Jeff Trennepohl, Trennepohl Farms, consigned to this year’s sale.

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Red Hill Farms’ More Than a Bull Sale

$4,750 – Bull, “Rockin H Mr. Ellis E32,” s. by CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z, sold to Paul and Zach Friske, Castlewood, SD. $4,750 – 1/2 interest in Open Female, “Rockin Ms. Ellie E116,” s. by CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z, sold to Joel Pederson, St. Bonifcious.

March 17, 2018 • Lafayette, TN No. 17 10 27

Category Yearling SimAngus™ Bulls 18-month SimAngus Bulls Total SimAngus Bulls

Average $4,559 3,475 $4,158

Auctioneer: Bart Jones, TN Sale Manager: Bart and Sarah Jones, TN Marketing Representatives: Gordon Jones, Bart Jones, Davis Holder, Johnny Rogers, Marty Ropp and Clint Berry. Representing ASA: Chris Davis

High-Selling Lots:

Kim Banks, Banks Farms Lynd, purchased two herd bulls.

Matt Hoffman welcomes the crowd.

Kinslee Hilbrands watches the TV screens at the sale while her mother Amanda works the sale for

The Rocking H sale day was also the surprise 60th birthday celebration for Senior member Chuck Hoffman. Pictured here with his two sons, Matt and Chris.

$13,500 – Black Yearling SimAngus Bull, “Redhill 231A 158B 127E,” s. by Red Hill 672X X004 231A, sold to Mike Tulloch and Brian Pogue, Canada. $6,250 – 1/2 interest 1/2 possession in Red SimAngus Bull, “Redhill AllABRD 5A 25E,” s. by WS All Aboard B80, sold to Lee Leachman, CO. Comments: Also selling were 24 18-month-old Red Angus Bulls at an average of $5,875; 10 Yearling Red Angus Bulls at an average of $7,725; two Yearling Cross Ty Bulls (CHxRA) at an average of $4,000; three 18-month-old Angus Bull at an average of $3,667; and two Yearling Angus Bulls at an average of $2,875.

All Terrain Bull Sale March 19, 2018 • Walsh, CO

ASA Rep Chris Davis talking prior to the sale about the Feeder Calf Profit Calculator.

Brian Pogue (left) and Mike Tulloch, buyers of the high-selling SimAngus Bull.

Rockin H Simmentals’ Annual Sale Category SM and SimInfluenced Bulls SM and SimInfluenced Opens

58 ½

Total SM and SimInfluenced Lots

Category Average SM and SimAngus™ Yearling Bulls $4,792

Auctioneer: Andrew Conley, GA Sale Manager: Allied Genetic Resources (AGR), IL Marketing Representatives: Marty Ropp and Corey Wilkins, AGR; Ryan Brewer; Cody Johnson, Western Livestock Journal; Dan McVey; and Becky Rennert, DVAuctions. Representing ASA: Susan Russell

High-Selling Lots:

March 17, 2018 • Canby, MN No. 40 18 ½

No. 65

Average $3,519 2,111 $3,074

Auctioneer: Dustin Carter, SD Sale Manager: Eberspacher Enterprises (EE), Inc., MN Marketing Representatives: Val Eberspacher (EE); Chance Ujazdowski (EE) WI; Kelly Schmidt, MN; Alex Acheson, AgriMedia, SD; and Mark Streich, MN.

High-Selling Lots: $7,000 – Bull, “Rockin H Mr. Justice E69,” s. by BBS True Justice B10, sold to Jay Huber, Clark, SD. $6,750 – Bull, “Rock H Mr. Elway E07,” s. by JF Rancher 22Z, sold to High Ridge Farms, Albermarle, NC. $6,500 – Bull, “Rockin H Mr. Everready E17,” s. by TNT Tanker U263, sold to Randy Gronke, Waubay, SD. $5,250 – Bull, “Rockin H Mr. Brilliance E44,” s. by S A V Brilliance 8077, sold to Dwight Dockter, South Shore, SD. $5,200 – Bull, “Rockin H Mr. Cowcut E76,” s. by CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z, sold to Prime 360 Beef, Big Stone City, SD. $5,000 – Bull, “Rockin H Mr. Baltic E77,” s. by Hook’s Baltic 17B, sold to Paul and Zach Friske, Castlewood, SD.

$32,000 – PB SM, “Bridle Bit Mr. E752,” s. by Hook’s Bozeman 8B, cons. by Bridle Bit Simmental, sold to Mike Traxinger, Clairmont, SD. $10,000 – 3/4 SM 1/4 AN, “Bridle Bit Mr. E799,” s. by Hook’s Black Hawk 50B, cons. by Bridle Bit Simmental, sold to Leachman Cattle Co., Fort Collins. $9,250 – PB SM, “FOCR Mr. E707,” s. by Hook’s Beacon 56B, cons. by Far Out Cattle Ranch, sold to Steve Tew, Talmage, UT. $8,250 – 1/2 SM 1/2 AN, “Bridle Bit Mr. E744,” s. by Bridle Bit Calvary C503, cons. by Bridle Bit Simmental, sold to Hook Farms, Tracy, MN. Comments: Sale offerings by Bridle Bit Simmental and Far Out Cattle Ranch, Walsh.

Bridle Bit host, Chad Cook, explained a new development feature this year of using a GrowSafe system to provide independent feed efficiency on their sale bulls.

Rhonda and Monte Sammons, Kim, purchased bulls, including Beacon and Black Hawk sons.

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SALE RESULTS All Terrain Sale (Continued) High-Selling Lots:

Lynn Orebaugh, Two Buttes, was among the volume buyers.

Despite the chilly wind, potential buyers viewing bulls.

TSN Simmentals’ Annual Bull Sale March 20, 2018 • Platte, SD No. 39

Category Yearling SM and SimAngus™ Bulls

Average $3,503

Auctioneer: Alvie Timmermans, SD Representing ASA: Colton Buus

$7,000 – “Drake Bull YC30E,” s. by CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z, sold to Rod Lynch, Bloomfield. $5,000 – “Drake Bull C087E,” s. by Baldridge Bronc, sold to Brent Oden, Cincinnati. $4,800 – “Drake Bull UC30E,” s. by W/C Lock Down 206Z, sold to Tom Glosser, Blakesburg. $4,600 – “Drake Relentless E81,” s. by W/C Relentless 32C, sold to Matt Brenneman, Parnell. $4,500 – “Drake Bull Z50E,” s. by TJ Diesel 350Z, sold to Houston Cattle Company, Bloomfield. $4,500 – “Drake Fully Loaded X33E,” s. by W/C Loaded Up 1119Y, sold to Hanzlik Simmental, Niobrara, NE. $4,100 – “Drake Lockdown E42,” s. by W/C Lock Down 206Z, sold to Kessler Land and Cattle, Richland. $4,000 – “Drake Iowa Boy B207E,” s. by Dameron C-5 American Classic, sold to Kent Ferguson, New Sharon. $4,000 – “Drake Bases Loaded 64E,” s. by W/C Loaded Up 1119Y, sold to Frank Post, Avella, PA.

High-Selling Lots: $8,100 – Bull, “TSN Prophet E343,” s. by GAR Prophet, sold to Tucker Frederick, SD. $5,500 – Bull, “TSN Prophet E412,” s. by GAR Prophet, sold to Kevin Christensen, SD. $5,500 – Bull, “TSN Frontier E554,” s. by CCR Frontier 0053Z, sold to Strand Simmentals, SD. $4,900 – Bull, “TSN Prophet E976,” s. by GAR Prophet, sold to Kuipers Farms, SD.

Matt Brenneman, Brenneman Land & Cattle, Parnell.

Rod Lynch, Lynch Farms Bloomfield, IA.

T-Heart Ranch’s High-Altitude Bull Sale March 24, 2018 • LaGarita, CO No. 174 Visiting prior to the sale.

Waiting for the sale to begin.

Category SM and SimAngus™ Yearling Bulls

Average $5,059

Auctioneer: Andrew Conley, GA Sale Manager: Hi Point Sales and Marketing, TX Marketing Representatives: Garrett Thomas and Ben Spitzer, Hi Point Sales and Marketing; Shane Christian, Superior Livestock; and Dan Broz, DVAuction; Representing ASA: Susan Russell

High-Selling Lots: Good crowd on hand.

Drake Simmentals’ Bull Sale March 23, 2018 • Centerville, IA No. 33

Category SM and Angus Bulls

Average $3,264

Auctioneer: Jon Schaben, IA Sale Manager: Eberspacher Enterprises (EE), Inc., MN Marketing Representatives: Val Eberspacher (EE); Jeremie Ruble, IA; Tom Rooney, AgriMedia, IA; Ernie Barns, AgriMedia, IA; Mike Sorenson, Livestock Plus, IA; Austin Brandt, Livestock Plus, IA; Clarence Ballanger, IA; and Josh Spencer, IA;


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$10,500 – 3/4 SM 1/4 AN, “CAMP Zinser E756,” s. by J-J Zinser 514C, cons. by Campbell Simmentals, sold to Lyman Livestock, Salem, UT. $10,000 – PB SM, “CAMP Baltic E737,” s. by Hook’s Baltic 17B, cons. by Campbell Simmentals, sold to All-Beef and Nelson Livestock, Wibaux, MT. $10,000 – PB SM “CAMP Baltic E718,” s. by Hook’s Baltic 17B, cons. by Campbell Simmentals, sold to Silo Ranch, Del Norte. $9,500 – 3/4 SM 1/4 AN, “THR 7531E,” s. by 3C Pasque 3408A, cons. by T-Heart Ranch, sold to Timberline Cattle, Sanford. $9,500 – PB SM, “CAMP E754,” s. by CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z, cons. by Campbell Simmentals, sold to Roy Hocker, Ignacio. Comments: Sale offering by: T-Heart Ranch, L-Cross Ranch, Campbell Simmentals, Russell’s Reflected R Ranch and 7L Diamond Ranch.

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$9,000 – Bull, “HILB Royal Rumble E102W,” s. by W/C Executive Order 8543B, sold to Prospect Cattle Company, Hillsboro, OH. $8,750 – Cow/Calf Pair, “HILB/JRA Shear Beauty 601D,” s. by Hook’s Shear Force 38K, Bull Calf s. by W/C Executive Order 8543B, sold to High-Bred Simmentals, Madison, KS.

Mike Lyman, Lyman Livestock, UT.

Sandra and Jodi Hill, Kremmling were volume buyers.

Gerald Faucette, Timberline Cattle, Sanford.

Blake Krueger made his first purchase with the help of father Paul and grandmother, Cindy Hastings.

ASA Trustee and fellow MN Simmental breeder Tom Hook, Tracy, evaluated the sale offering.

Kent Jaecke and Dustin Carter were among the marketing reps for this sale.

Chris Nemitz and Matt Hoffman, Rockin H Simmental, Canby, traveled together to enjoy the Hilbrands Cattle Co. hospitality.

Tim Lehmann, Deldorito Ranches was a volume buyer.

Hilbrands Cattle Company’s Passion For Perfection, Vol. 1 March 30, 2018 • Clara City, MN No. 5 2 6 16 9½ ½ 1 13 63

Category Average Denver Herd Bull Prospects $5,840 Strong Aged Herd Bulls 3,500 Pregnancy & Recip Pairs 7,325 Open Heifers 3,125 First Calf Heifer Pairs 8,546 Donor Female without possession 4,000 Flush 3,000 Elite Embryo Lots 3,390 Lots


Also sold 6 Units of 5 mL Sexed HILB Oracle Heifer Semen $350 Auctioneer: Jered Shipman, TX Sale Manager: Eberspacher Enterprises (EE), Inc., MN Marketing Representatives: Val Eberspacher (EE), MN; Derek Vogt (EE), NE; Chance Ujazdowski (EE), WI; Kelly Schmidt, MN; Kent Jaecke, OK; Dustin Carter, SD; Mitchell Armitage, OK; and Amanda Eberspacher-Hilbrands, LiveAuctions.TV, MN. Representing ASA: Colton Buus

High-Selling Lots: $28,000 – Cow/Calf Pair, “HILB/JASS Order of Love D31U,” s. by W/C Executive Order 8543B, Bull Calf s. by W/C Loaded Up 119Y, sold to Prospect Cattle Company, Hillsboro, OH. $16,000 – 1/2 interest in Cow/Calf Pair, “HILB Be My Baby D495,” s. by LLSF Uprising Z925, Heifer Calf s. by W/C Executive Order 8543B, sold to Jeff Kunzler, Benson, UT. $13,250 – Cow/Calf Pair, “HILB Stealing Kisses D1113,” s. by SVF Steel Force S701, Heifer Calf s. by W/C Executive Order 8543B, sold to Daron Hall, Ripley, WV. $13,000 – Cow/Calf Pair, “HILB Miss Behati D016S,” s. by LLSF Uprising Z925, Bull Calf s. by Bush Unbelievable 423, sold to Richard Jenkins, Abingdon, VA. $11,000 – Cow/Calf Pair, “HILB Stealing Stars D294,” s. by SVF Steel Force S701, Heifer Calf s. by W/C Executive Order 8543B, sold to Nunley Cattle, Kinsport, TN. $10,500 – Cow/Calf Pair, “GLS Dash of Class D612,” s. by W/C Executive Order 8543B, Bull Calf s. by CAJS Blaze of Glory, sold to Heritage Cattle Company, Princeton.

The Clear Choice Bull Sale March 31, 2018 • Milan, IN No. 68

Category Total Lots

Average $2,618

Auctioneer: Tommy Carper, IN Sales Management: DP Sales Management, LLC, KY Sale Staff: Jacob Schwab, Tim Schwab, Dalton Lundy, Brett Sayre, and William McIntosh

High-Selling Lots: $6,500 – Bull, “CLRWTR Dillon Stacked Up,” s. by W/C Loaded Up 1119Y, cons. by Clear Water Simmentals, sold to Adam Everhart, IN. $6,400 – Bull, “WLE Anchor E13,” s. by CCR Anchor 9071B, cons. by Wesner Livestock Enterprises, sold to Josh and Carl Cox, IN. $5,250 – Bull, “WLE Fire Away E160,” s. by WLE Uno Mas X549, cons. by Wesner Livestock Enterprises, sold to Jared Schmidt, IN. $5,200 – Bull, “WLE Anchor E83,” s. by CCR Anchor 9071B, cons. by Wesner Livestock Enterprises, sold to PVF Simmentals, IN. $4,900 – Bull, “WLE Anchor E3,” s. by CCR Anchor 9071B, cons. by Wesner Livestock Enterprises, sold to Smith Genetics, TX. $4,800 – Bull, “CLRWTR North Light D5105,” s. by DDA DAmeron Northern Light, cons. by Clear Water Simmentals, sold to Dan Wisely, IN. $4,200 – Female, “Purdue Miss D216,” s. by Circle M Tejas, cons. by Purdue Animal Science Beef Cattle, sold to Audrey Nickles, OH. $3,400 – Female, “Purdua Miss D116,” s. by WLE/LWSC Revolution A409, cons. by Purdue Animal Science Beef Cattle, sold to Anchor Farm, IN.

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Brushy Creek Cattle Company

Weathersbee Farm

Havens Cattle Company

Valdetco Cattle

3107 George Lee Rd Repton, AL 36475

587 Chester Alamo Hwy Chester, GA 31012

310 Allen St Wiota, IA 50274

390 Sycamore Lane Egan, LA 70531

Higginbotham Cattle & Timber

W.J. Cattle Company LLC

Simon Garbes

143 County Rd 924 Orrville, AL 36767

4361 Dublin Hwy Eastman, GA 31023

33251 320th St New Hartford, IA 50660


Rolling Hills Cattle Company

Rozeboom Cattle

Abe Mach

252 Griffin Rd Oglethorpe, GA 31068

737 16th St SE Sioux Center, IA 51250

41730 Deerfield Rd Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783


Sandcreek Cattle Company

Widner’s Long Creek Farms 1225 Long Creek Rd Alpena, AR 72611


2226 Pheasant Avenue Afton, IA 50830


Tyler Show Cattle

Star Gate Cattle

Dillon Clark

Massey Land & Cattle

1094 Brookhill Ranch Road Hot Springs Village, AR 71909

950 E 570 S Dietrich, ID 83324

203 Jaguar Ave Pisgah, IA 51564

Etter Family Farms



Jim Nyholt DVM

Elliott McClure

1326 W Ave N Palmdale, CA 93551

234 N 1100 E Rd Gibson City, IL 60936

25915 482nd St. Chariton, IA 50049

Bar S Cattle Co 2524 330th St Laurel, IA 50141

Route 61 Box 851 Cabool, MO 65689

Big Iron Cattle Co 21884 MCR 315 Belle, MO 65013

David Mcgatha 3406 S 201 Road El Dorado Springs, MO 64744

Claire & A.J. Deornellas


20657 495th Lane Chariton, IA 50049


Guenzi Farms

Tom Stewart Farms LLC

11079 Cr 250 Sterling, CO 80751

4750 Hurricane Rd Franklin, IN 46131

Brent Lowry 630 485th Ave Searsboro, IA 50242

Adam Ledger 1545 Spruce Ave Brighton, IA 52540

SALE RESULTS Clear Choice Sale (Continued)

MONTANA Roberts Cattle 699 Butcher Creek Rd Absarokee, MT 59001

Kauffman Ranch 644 S Burnt Fork Rd Stevensville, MT 59870



Cody Howland

Chris Nicolas

3924 A Rd Palco, KS 67657

253 42nd Rd Bellwood, NE 68624

La Palma Cattle Company PO Box Z De Soto, KS 66018

6G Farms It was a packed house for the inaugural Clear Choice Bull Sale.

Leah Meinders, Clear Water Simmentals, thanks Adam Everhart and family for selecting the top-selling bull.

1508 Barrington Drive Manhattan, KS 66503

NORTH DAKOTA Domine Farms Simmental PO Box 312 Verona, ND 58490

Scott Land and Cattle 4226 Cr 1550 Elk City, KS 67344

OHIO Coppertop Cattle

Paola Roberti, KY, visits with Auctioneer Thomas Carper after the sale.

KENTUCKY Amanda Carver 5147 Walnut Creek Rd Scottsville, KY 42164

Aaron Barnhill 6101 St Hwy 1496 Grayson, KY 41143

Bundy Simmentals 25 Emerald Est London, KY 40744 The Clear Choice Bull Sale group.


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Decker Cattle Farms 460 Ramp Rd Austin, KY 42123

4440 Township Rd 75 Mount Gilead, OH 43338

Hatfield Cattle 1275 Caldwell Rd Bethel, OH 45106

Stoney Point Farm 8330 Stoney Point Rd Hillsboro, OH 45133

Thornton Family Farms 11581 Old Columbus Rd South Vienna, OH 45369

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Tanner Garrison

RC Boles Farms

2095 E Skyview St Hinton, OK 73047

PO Box 285 Starr, SC 29684

Keenen & Kathryn Taylor

Lawrimore Farms LLC

10696 N 2400 Rd Weatherford, OK 73096

401 N Main St, Ste B Hemingway, SC 29554

PO Box 159 Mona, UT 84645

TEXAS Double M Cattle

VIRGINIA Dewey Snavely

Don Guthmiller

PO Box 760 Jewett, TX 75846

Degraslanden Farms

35629 120th St Leola, SD 57456

Behrends Brothers

46836 Northbrook Way Sterling, VA 20164

B & L Fischbach

3599 Ranch Rd 1376 Fredericksburg, TX 78624

150th St Mellette, SD 57461

Hunter McGhee

Burch Cattle 9800 Dove Crossing Rd Newalla, OK 74857

14185 Donop Rd. San Antonio, TX 78223

Allen Brothers Cattle 46397 Hwy 30 Haines, OR 97833


Bailey Bulls

Nunley Cattle

50067 Hwy 334 Athena, OR 97813

326 Bridwell Heights Rd Kingsport, TN 37664

Charles Boston

567 Gibbon Glade Rd Farmington, PA 15437

Rockin BK Cattle Co

1199 Hafley Hollow Rd Rural Retreat, VA 24368


Stoney Hollow Simmental Farm


Chance & Amanda Davis

4425 Hwy 82A Tahlequah, OK 74464


88 Dennys Branch Ln Gordonsville, TN 38563

1175 Shupak Rd Bellville, TX 77418

3_R Pyle Farms


KCB Stock Farm

PO Box 240 Niota, TN 37826


Todd & Susan Lacy

1711 Fordyce Rd Sunnyside, WA 98944

2348 Hendrix Ln Madisonville, TX 77864

Roger & Stacie Lyman

Garcias 101 CR 4754 Mount Pleasant, TX 75455

5952 State Route 194 Colfax, WA 99111 â—†

Bruce Longbine 1363 Elrod Falls Rd Thorn Hill, TN 37881

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(Contact ASA For Testing Kits)

Genomic Tests: *GGP-HD (Required for AI sires/donor dams) . . . . . . . . . $90 *GGP-LD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 GGP-uLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $33

Stand Alone

Genetic Conditions Panel . . . . . . . . . . . $34 . . . . . $17 Arthogryposis Multiplex (AM) Neuropathic Hydrocephalus (NH Developmental Duplication (DD) Tibial Hemimelia (TH) Pulmonary Hypoplasia with Anasarca (PHA) Osteopetrosis (OS)

*Add-on tests available

Stand Alone **Parental Verification ( PV ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18 Coat Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 Red Charlie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15 Horned/Polled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $33 PMel (Diluter) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20

Add-on . . . . . . Free . . . . . . . $9 . . . . . . . NA . . . . . . $19 . . . . . . Free


Oculocutaneous Hypopigmentation (OH) . . $25 . . . . . . NA Contractural Arachnodactyly (CA) . . . . . . . . $25 . . . . . $11 BVD PI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5

**Subject to additional research fees in the case of exclusions or multi-sire groups

THE Enrollment Fall 2018 THE Enrollment (dams calve July 1-December 31) — Early enrollment open April 15 through June 15, 2018. Late enrollment available until August 1, 2018. Spring 2019 THE Enrollment (dams calve January 1-June 30) — Early enrollment open October 15 through December 15, 2018. Late enrollment available until February 1, 2019. Option A (TR)

Option B (SR)

Option C

Option D (CM)

$15.00 $16.00

FREE $1.00

$7.50 $8.50

$500/herd $500/herd

Early Enrollment *Late Enrollment *Late enrollment fees

A re-enrollment fee of $35.00 applies to any dam that is removed from inventory and re-enters the herd at a later date. A member who has dropped out of THE and wishes to return, may do so for the next enrollment season. Re-enrollment fee is $35 per animal (maximum of $350) plus enrollment fees. Non-THE registration fees will apply to the calendar year when a member did not participate in THE.

American Simmental Association Fees First Time Membership Fee: Adult First Time Membership Fee* . . . . . . . . . . . $160 (Includes: $50 set-up fee and $110 ASF)

Junior First Time Membership Fee*. . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50 Prefix Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 *After January 1: $105 for Adults and $25 for Juniors

Annual Service Fee (ASF): Adult Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $110 Junior Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 Multiple Memberships at the same address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $160 Fiscal year runs from July 1 – June 30

Registration Fees: Registration Fees enrolled in THE Enrolled in THE — Option A . . . . . . . . . . . No Charge Enrolled in Opt B or C <10 months . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 Enrolled in Opt B or C ≥10 months <15 months . . $40 Enrolled in Opt B or C ≥15 months . . . . . . . . . . . . $50


May/June 2018

Transfer Fees: First Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No Charge Subsequent Transfers Within 60 calendar days of sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 Over 60 calendar days after sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30

Additional Transactions: Priority Processing (not including shipping or mailing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50

Corrections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5

Registration Foreign/Foundation Fees: Register Foreign/Foundation Cow. . . . . . . . . . . . . $17 Register Foreign/Foundation Bull . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25

Registration Fees not enrolled in THE: Non-THE <10 months . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $42 Non-THE ≥10 months <15 months . . . . . . . . . . . . $52 Non-THE ≥15 months . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $62

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Herdbook Services offers hands-on registration capabilities.

To help you plan, here are some items which may hold up registration for a length of time:

You enter the data, work through any errors, pay the fees; registration will be completed in minutes. No priority handling fee, no hold-ups (unless there are errors or payment is needed) and can be completed any time of the day or night.

1. DNA / Genetic Abnormalities / Parental Validation / AI Sire / ET Requirements: DNA Testing is a standard process without any options to expedite this service. a. Normal DNA Testing: 3-4 weeks for results. Disqualification or resampling will take longer. b. DNA kit paperwork requests: 48-hour turnaround c. DNA kits mailed out daily d. Results uploaded daily as they become available from GeneSeek 2. Non-Compliance: Total Herd Enrollment breeders: there is a deadline each year where the previous year’s calf data or a reason why no calf data was reported must be submitted. You’ll be notified of the dams in your herd which need additional information when you go on-line to submit new registrations. Until this information is completed, no new data will be accepted. 3. Foundation Registration: Sires registered with other breed associations MUST be registered with ASA prior to registering progeny. Other breed dams may be registered with ASA as Foundation, but it is optional, not mandatory. Normal processing 10-12 business days (errorfree, payment received, DNA requirements completed). 4. Breeder Signature: The owner of the dam at the time of conception is required to sign as breeder. If the applicant and breeder are different, make sure you have breeder's signature on the calf's registration application or breeding information is supplied on the transfer of the dam. If it was sold with calf at side, make sure the seller has registered and transferred the calf to you. 5. Non-payment: Payment is required to complete registrations.

Interesting fact: 90.8% of the animal data is already submitted electronically through Herdbook Services! Why the encouragement to go online and register the animal yourself? 1. To avoid the priority handling processing fee. This fee will increase to $50 starting March 1, but why pay this fee when you can go online and complete the work yourself? 2. Complete the registration online and if you need it mailed by FedEx or UPS send a request via email ( for special shipping. Note: there is a charge for shipping unless mailed by regular US Mail. Plan ahead and avoid those charges. Need more encouragement to register online? 1. Normal processing (registration) on paper applications for SimGenetic animals (once received in the ASA office): 3-7 business days (error-free and payment received) depending on the time of year — holiday season could extend longer. 2. Mailing services: within three days of processing (registration) plus the length of time for the US Mail service. The Customer Service Specialists are just a phone call away to assist you. 1. There are peak times and days where there are large volumes of calls (especially as it closes in on a deadline, you are not alone if you are one who waits until the last minute). 2. If you are unable to get through, feel comfortable leaving a voicemail. Our goal is to return calls as soon as possible, normally within 3-4 hours. If your question can be answered by email, send an email instead of a voice message to:

for general questions or priority handling

for applying for membership or annual service fee questions

for DNA or kit requests

for Carcass Merit Program (CMP) and Total Herd Enrollment (THE) (option C & D)

for Total Herd Enrollment (THE) (option A & B) for ultrasound and barn sheets

Priority Handling Processing Service: ASA offers priority handling services if you are unable to complete your registration online. If the data is error-free and payment is received, normal turnaround time for registration is within two business days. There is a priority handling processing fee $50 per animal. Regular US Mail service is at no charge, however, other mailing services (i.e. FedEx, UPS or Express Mail) will incur additional charges.

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JUNE 2018

MAY 2018 S

6 13 20 27







7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26








3 10 17 24

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

MAY 3 4 5 5 12 19

Nelson Simmental and SimAngus Bull Sale — Glasgow, MT SNESA’s 7th Annual All Breed Sale — Springfield, MA Stars and Stripes Sale — Gettsyburg, PA Timberland Cattle’s Black Angus and SimAngus™ Female Auction — Vernon, AL Banners and Beyond Simmental Sale — Jefferson, GA 4th Annual Spring Turnout Sale — Seward, NE

JUNE 12-16 13-16 20-23 20-23

North Central Regional Classic — Springfield, IL South Central Regional Classic — Fayetteville, AR Eastern Regional Classic — West Springfield, MA Western Regional Classic — Yreka, CA

JULY 2-7

AJSA National Classic — St. Paul, MN

AUGUST 4 18 25

Genetic Connection Sale — Cullman, AL 22nd Annual Southern Showcase Sale — Rome, GA Generations of Value — Colbert, GA

SEPTEMBER 1 8 9 15 19 22 24 27 29

NC Fall Harvest Sale — Union Grove, NC Silver Towne Farms’ 32nd Annual Production Sale — Winchester, IN (pg. 3) Field of Dreams Production Sale — Hope, IN Family Matters Sale — Auburn, KY Gonsalves Ranch Bulls Eye Breeders Angus & SimAngus™ Bull Sale — Modesto, CA Head of the Class Sale — Louisburg, KS LRW Simmental’s Genetic Harvest Sale — Janesville, WI Beef Solutions Bull Sale — Ione, CA Ferguson Show Cattle’s Production Sale — Jefferson, OH

OCTOBER 2 6 6 7 7 8

13 14 15 15-16 19 20 20 20 26 27 27

Koz-E-Acres Female Sale — Belles of the Bluegrass — Campbellsburg, KY Buckeye’s Finest Sale — Belle Center, OH Krieger Farms’ Annual Sale — Universal, IN Wisconsin Simmental’s Midwest Fall Roundup — Lancaster, WI Trinity Farms’ 1st Annual Generations of Excellence Female Sale — Ellensburg, WA (pg. 46) New Direction Sale — Seward, NE (pg. 39) Ladies of the Valley Sale — West Point, NE (pg. 39) Houck Rock Creek Ranch Private Treaty Bull Sale — Allen, KS Oktoberfest at Windy Ridge Simmentals — Buckles and Banners — West Point, IA Fred Smith Company’s Extra Effort Sale — Clinton, NC Midwest Made Sale — Ames, IA MN Beef Expo -White Satin on Ice & All Breeds Sale — Minneapolis, MN 24th Annual Hokie Harvest Sale — Blacksburg, VA Clear Water Simmentals’ 1st Annual Production Sale — Milan, IN Red Hill Farms’ “Bulls of Fall IV” Sale — Lafayette, TN



May/June 2018

Hawkeye Simmental Sale — Bloomfield, MN Irvine Ranch 14th Annual Production Sale — Manhattan, KS Pigeon Mountain Simmental’s Fall Bull Test Sale — Rome, GA

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Homo black Hetero polled

SC Pay the Price C11

ASA# 2988788

Pays to Dream x Trademark

Homo black Homo polled

KCC1 Exclusive 116E

ASA# 3306064

Hammer x Entourage

Homo black Homo polled

TNGL Imprint D989

ASA# 3173557

TNGL Track On x JF Shock and Awe




10 .8 54 81 .17 6 17 44 Two-time NWSS Grand Champion Bull

9 1.3 75 116 .26 9 16 53 11 126 77 $240,000 valuation high-seller at Fort Worth! Lead bull in Kearns’ 2018 NWSS Champion Pen!

13 1.3 60 83 .14 7 23 53 11 128 65 Division Champ at 2016 NAILE & 2017 NWSS! Use his impeccable structure and great design with outcross pedigree!

12 134 71

Homo black Homo polled

RFG/K-LER Elevation 727E

ASA# 3268058

RS Elevate x MCM Top Grade

Homo black Homo polled

GSC GCCO Dew North 102C

ASA# 3141837

Duracell x Dew It Right

Longs Pay the Man E16

ASA# 3327014

Pays to Believe x Shear Pleasure




17 -.8 63 98 .22 11 25 56 11 152 78 High-seller at 2018 NWSS “The One” Bull Sale. Awesome outcross and EPD profile with excellent outline!

15 .3 61 81 .13 12 16 46 11 122 67 Calving ease combined with tremendous structural soundness! 2018 Fort Worth Champion!

5 4.5 89 132 .27 6 15 59 Great-built, stout, double-homozygous Pays to Believe son!

14 130 83

Homo black Homo polled

KWA Law Maker 59C

ASA# 3223767

CDI Authority x KWA Red Rock

STF Crimson Tide DZ87

ASA# 3274952

CDI Rimrock x STF Much More

MR CCF 20-20 100B MR CCF Vision x HTP SVF Dew The Stroke

ASA# 2964446




14 2.3 70 103 .21 9 30 65 Producing highly desirable, stout progeny!

14 0.0 50 65 .10 11 18 43 Exciting Red Genetics both phenotypically and genotypically!

13 1.9 77 117 .25 10 19 58 12 125 76 20-20 has sired lots of high sellers for his owner group of Cooper, Hartman and Polzin. They are stout-made and growthy with loads of eye appeal!

10 126 73

Homo black Homo polled

KSIG Steelin His Style 6D Silveiras Style x Steel Force x SS Babys Breath

ASA# 3130639


132 65

Hetero black Homo polled

Rocking P Die Hard C060 Quantum Leap x Mo Magic

ASA# 3102430

Homo black Homo polled

WHF Dealer D365 PVF Insight x Broker

ASA# 3239595




14 0.0 52 84 .20 8 17 43 6 138 69 1/2 SimAngus™, calving ease from the 2012 American Royal Champion!

8 2 59 95.8 .23 7 21 50 10 106 59 Die Hard is ultra sound and was the 2018 Fort Worth Champion % Bull as well as the Reserve Champion at the 2017 NAILE & American Royal! 3/4 blood.

9 1.2 80 128 .30 5 22 62 11 126 78 1/2 SimAngus™, Dealer is a maternal brother to the popular many-time 2017 champion female for Steenhoek/Wayward Hills Farm.

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NOVEMBER 4 10 12 16 17 17 18 23 24 24 25

(CONT.) Triangle J Ranch’s Female Sale — Miller, NE (pg. 39) Gibbs Farms’ 13th Annual Bull and Replacement Female Sale — Ranburne, AL NAILE Select Sale — Louisville, KY Heartland Simmental Performance with Class Sale — Waverly, IA Southwest Cattleman’s Classic — Wytheville, VA Timberland Cattle’s Fall Bull Sale — Vernon, AL North Central Simmental Fall Classic — Hubbard, IA Ruby Cattle Co "Livin' The Dream" Production Sale — Murray, IA Foxy Ladies Bred Heifer Sale — West Point, NE (pg. 39) Trennepohl Farms’ Right Be Design Sale — Middletown, IN Chestnut Angus Female Sale — Pipestone, MN

DECEMBER 1 3 8 8 8 8 9 15 15 26-27

Jewels of the Northland — Clara City, MN Genetic Perfection Sale — Fremont, NE (pg. 39) 7th Annual Strickland-Driggers Bull Sale — Glennville, GA Hartman Cattle Company’s Customer Appreciate Sale — Tecumseh, NE North Dakota Simmental Association’s Simmental Classic Sale — Mandan, ND Southwest Showcase Sale — Crockett, TX Trauernicht Simmental Nebraska Platinum Standard Sale — Beatrice, NE Pride of the Prairie Sale — Chandlerville, IL South Dakota Source Sale — Mitchell, SD St. Nick’s Eggstravaganza —

JANUARY 2019 25 26 26 27

Ellingson Annual Production Sale — Dahlen, ND (pg. 41) Double J Farms Sale — Garretson, SD (pg. 27) J&C Simmentals’ Annual Bull Sale — Arlington, NE (pg. 39) Triangle J Ranch’s Bull Sale — Miller, NE (pg. 39)

FEBRUARY 1 2 3 6 7 8 11 13 15 15 15 18 19 21 23

Kunkel Simmentals’ Annual Bull and Female Sale — New Salem, ND Prickly Pear Made In Montana Sale — Helena, MT Hartman Cattle Company’s Simmental Bull Sale — Tecumseh, NE Begger’s Diamond V Bull Sale — Wibaux, MT Stavick Simmental’s Annual Sale — Veblen, SD (pg. 27) Hook Farms Bred For Balance Sale — Starbuck, MN Edge of the West Bull and Female Sale — Mandan, ND River Creek Farms’ Annual Production Sale — Manhattan, KS (pg. 47) Cow Camp Ranch’s Spring Bull Sale — Lost Springs, KS (pg. 47) Dakota Xpress Annual Bull and Female Sale — Mandan, ND (pg. 41) Sandy Acres’ Bull Sale — Neligh, NE (pg. 39) Bulls of the Big Sky — Billings, MT QBVJT Power By Design Sale — Oakes, ND (pg. 41) Felt Farms’ Bulls of Excellence Sale — West Point, NE (pg. 39) Pigeon Mountain Simmental’s Spring Bull Test Sale — Rome, GA

MARCH 1 2 7 9 15 15 16

Eichacker Simmentals’ Annual Bull Sale — Salem, SD (pg. 27) Trinity Farms’ Generations of Excellence Sale — Ellensburg, WA (pg. 41) Keller Broken Heart Ranch’s Annual Production Sale — Mandan, ND (pg. 41) 17th Annual Carcass Performance Partners Bull Sale — Lucedale, MS 3C/NLC Annual Production Sale — Wessington, SD (pg. 27) Sunflower Genetics’ Annual Production Sale — Maple Hill, KS (pg. 47) Dickinson Ranch’s Annual Sale — Gorham, KS (pg. 47)

APRIL 6 6 13 20


May/June 2018

16th Annual ‘Pick of the Pen’ Bull Sale — Blacksburg, VA The Gathering at Shoal Creek — Excelsior Springs, MO Brant Farms’ Annual Sale — Hinckley, MN (pg. 45) 3rd Annual Southwest Showcase Sale — Crockett, TX ◆

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May/June 2018

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ASA# 2957651 â&#x20AC;˘ PB SM WS Beef Maker R13 Sire: Mr Ishee Red Density Ishee Ms BLK Sapphire

Gonsior/NF Scarletdreams Dam: Hesterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Red Gala Hesters Sugar Baby

n One of the most exciting, young red Simmental bulls to enter the market this year.

EPDs as of 3.21.18

n A Red Density son that combines excellent calving ease and carcass EPDs into a profitable profile. n A big-bodied, big-ribbed, structurally-sound animal that will definitely add pounds to your next calf crop. n His first set of calves are on the ground and averaged 82 pounds.

Semen: $30/unit Semen available through owner

Maclaurie Simmental Ranch Boyce Maclaurie 541-525-5251

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AD INDEX 3C Christensen Ranch . . . . . . . . . 27

Cow Herd DNA Roundup . . . . . . . 5

Koch Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Rust Mountain View Ranch . . . . . 41

ABS® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 27

Dakota Xpress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Kreis, Ron, Auctioneer. . . . . . . . . 50

Sales Call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Alabama Simmental Breeders . . . 45

Diamond H Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Krieger Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Sandy Acres Simmental. . . . . . . . 39

Allied Genetic Resources . . . . . . . BC

Dickinson Simmental and Angus Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Kunzler Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC

Sargeant Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Lassle Ranch Simmentals . . . . . . . 19

Secondino, Krieger, Jame . . . . . . 50

Dixson Farms, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 47

American Live Stock Inc. . . . . . . . 50

Lehrman Family Simmentals. . . . . 27

Sherwood Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . IFC

Dorran, Steve, Auctioneer . . . . . . 50

American Simmental Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 8, 67, 71, 75

Little Creek Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Shipman, Jered, Auctioneer. . . . . 50

Double J Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Livestock Services . . . . . . . . . 50, 51

Shoal Creek Land & Cattle, LLC . . 39

American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation . . . . . . . 15, 17, 44, 52

Double M Simmentals . . . . . . . . . 19

LongRange® (eprinomection) . 36, 37

Silver Towne Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Eberspacher Enterprises, Inc.. . . . IFC

Low Density DNA Testing . . . . . . . . 8

Ediger Simmental . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Lucas Cattle Company . . . . . . 39, 68

SimGenetics Profit Through Science . . . . . . . . . . 5, 71

Eichacker Simmentals . . . . . . . . . 27

Maclaurie Simmental Ranch . . . . 73

SK Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Ekstrum Simmentals . . . . . . . . . . 27

Martin Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Slate Farms & Cattle Company. . . 31

Elk County Simmentals . . . . . . . . 31

Mel Boehland Cattle Co. . . . . . . . IFC

Sloup Simmentals . . . . . . . . IFC, 39

Ellingson Simmentals. . . . . . . . . . 41

Merial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 37

Smith Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Elm Mound Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC

Merit Award Scholarship. . . . . . . 17

Fall Focus . . . . . . . . . . 6, 12, 13, 52

Miller Simmentals . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

South Dakota Simmental Breeders . . . . . . . . . 27

Feeder Profit Calculator™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 19, 31, 47, 50

Miller, Bruce, Auctioneer . . . . . . . 50

Altenburg Super Baldy Ranch, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45, BC

Anderson Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . IFC ART-JEN Simmental Farm . . . . . . 31 ASA 50th Anniversary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FC, 6, 12, 13, 52 ASA DNA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 ASA Performance Advocate . . . . 19 ASA Science Blog . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 B & R Simmentals . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 B&B Simmental Cattle . . . . . . . . . 27 Bar 5 Simmental Stock Farms Ltd.. 45 Bar CK Cattle Company . . . . . . . 47 Bata Bros. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Begger’s Diamond V . . . . . . . . . . 19 Benda Simmentals, Jim . . . . . . . . 27 Bessler Inc, James F. . . . . . . . . . . 50 Best of the Barns . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Bichler Simmentals . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Birdwell, James M., Auctioneer . . 50 Boehringer Ingelheim . . . 36, 37, 48 Bois d’Arc Land & Cattle Co. . . . . 19 Bouchard Livestock International . 50 Bovine Elite, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Brant Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Breeders Cup Golf Tournament. . . 15 Bridle Bit Simmentals. . . . . . . 43, BC Brink Fleckvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Brooks Simmental Ranch . . . . . . . 47 Buck Creek Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . IFC Bulls of the Big Sky . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Bunker Hills Simmentals . . . . . . . IFC Buzzard Hollow Ranch . . . . . . . . 31 California Breeders . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Canada Simmental Breeders . . . . 45 Canadian Simmental Country Magazine . . . . . . . . . . 50 Carcass Merit Program (CMP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31, 41, 75

Felt Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Ferguson Show Cattle . . . . . . . . . 47 Filegonia Cattle Company . . . . . . 19 Flittie Simmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Mitchell Lake Ranch . . . . . . . . . . 31

Steaks Alive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 STgenetics® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Sullivan Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Gengenbach Cattle Company . . . 39

Montana Simmental Breeders . . . 19

SVJ Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC

GGP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

T-Heart Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . 45, BC

Gold Bullion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Monte Christo Ranch & Investments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Grass-Lunning Simmentals. . . . . . 45

Morrison, Myra Neal . . . . . . . . . 31

Haley Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

National Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Texas Simmental & Simbrah Breeders . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Harker Simmentals . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Nebraska Simmental Breeders . . . 39

Thomas Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Harl, Tracy Auction Company . . . 50


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Timberland Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Harriman Santa Fe . . . . . . . . . . . 39

NLC Simmental Ranch. . . . . . . . . 27

Tingle Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Hart Simmentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

North American Fullblood Breeders . . . . . . . . . . 31

Total Herd Enrollment (THE) . . . . . . . . 19, 27, 39, 45, 47

North Carolina Simmental Breeders. . . . . . . . . . 31

Traxinger Simmental . . . . . . . 27, 43

North Dakota Simmental Breeders. . . . . . . . . . 41

Trennepohl Family Farm . . . . . . . 19

Oak Meadow Farms . . . . . . . . . . 45

Trinity Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 46

Ohio Simmental Breeders . . . . . . 47

Triple Z Simmental . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Oklahoma Simmental Breeders . . 27

UltraInsights Processing Lab Inc. . . 51

Oregon Simmental Breeders . . . . 47

Updyke Simmentals. . . . . . . . . . . 27

ORIgen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

VJT Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Par 3 Golf Tournament . . . . . 12, 13

Volk Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Passion for Perfection . . . . . . . . . IFC

Washington Simmental Breeders . 41

Pearson Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . IFC

Werning Cattle Company . . . . . . IFC

Pine Ridge Ranch, LLC . . . . . . 19, 70

Western Cattle Source . . . . . . . . . 39

Prairie Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

White Farms Simmental. . . . . . . . 27

Prickly Pear Simmental Ranch . . . 19

Wildberry Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Priority Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Wilkinson Farms Simmentals . . . . 41

Pyramid® 5 + Presponse® SQ . . . 48 Quandt Brothers (QBVJT) . . . . . . 41

Williams Land & Cattle Auction Co.. . . . . . . . . . . 50

R&R Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . . 27

Willis Simmentals . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

RatLiff Cattle Company . . . . . . . . 31

Winter Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC

Reavis Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Y-Tags™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Have You Herd? Blog . . . . . . . . . 47 Herdbook Services . . . . . 12, 13, 67 High-Bred Simmental . . . . . . . . . 47 Hilbrands Cattle Company . . . . . IFC Hilbrands Simmentals. . . . . . . . . IFC Hofmann Simmental Farms . . . . . 47 Hopewell Views Simmentals. . . . . 41 Illinois Simmental Breeders . . . . . 41 Indiana Simmental Breeders . . . . 19 International Genetic Solutions (IGS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Iowa Simmental Breeders . . . . . . 45 J & C Simmentals . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Jacobs, Roger, Auctioneer . . . . . . 50

CattleMax Software . . . . . . . . . . 52

Jensen Simmentals . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Circle 3 Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Jones Show Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Clear Water Simmentals . . . . . . . 19

Kaelberer Simmentals . . . . . . . . . 41

Clover Valley Simmentals. . . . . . . 19

Kansas Simmental Breeders . . . . . 47

Colorado Simmental Breeders . . . 45

Kaser Brothers Simmental . . . . . . 47

Commercial EPDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Keller Broken Heart Ranch . . . . . . 41

Commercial Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Kenner Simmentals . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Conover, Al, Auctioneer & Sale Management . . . . . . . . . 50

Kentucky Simmental Breeders. . . . 31

Cooperator Herds . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Knezek Simmental Simbrah Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

May/June 2018

Missouri Simmental Breeders . . . . 39

Stavick Simmental. . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Montana Simmental Association. . . . . . . . . . . 6, 12, 13

Cattle Visions . . . . 9, 22, 23 33, 34, . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 51, 69, 76, IBC


Missing Rail Simmentals . . . . . . . 47

Stanley Martins Farms. . . . . . . . . . 4

Forster Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Janssen Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Cow Camp Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Minnesota Simmental Breeders . . 45

Springer Simmental . . . . . . . . . . 45

Jass Simmentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC

Kitzerow Cattle Company . . . . . . 45

Sunflower Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Tennessee Simmental Breeders . . . 31

tReg Blog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Triangle J Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Red River Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Y-Tex® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Rhodes Angus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Zeis Simmentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Rincker Simmental . . . . . . . . . . . 41

River Creek Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Rolling Hills Farms . . . . . . . . . . . 47

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Members, do you know a commercial operation with accurate and consistent records? Do they retain ownership of the calves or have an interest in collecting carcass data? Would they like to get paid to use some of the most promising young bulls in the industry? Maybe you have a commercial herd of your own that could work as a cooperator herd for the ASA’s CMP. Spring or fall calving “Participating as a CMP cooperative herd for nine years has enabled us to get the hard facts on feeding efficiency and harvest value by traits on our calves. As a commercial cow/calf operation, interested in making genetic progress in the cowherd, we have used the data in replacement selection and are seeing a difference in our bottom line.” Lynda Stuart, Stuart Land and Cattle Co. “We are glad to be part of the CMP program. It provided us with top quality calves while we get to participate in improving Simmental genetics.” John Hall, Ph. D., Professor and Extension Beef Specialist and Superintendent at University of Idaho Nancy M. Cummings REEC.

Incentives for Cooperators

u Free semen from the industries top herd sire prospects u All cows in herd will be put in ASA’s database which will provide EPDs for every female. This allows you to make selection and culling decisions within the cowherd based on EPDs. u You have the option to retain all or some of the females produced from the program u ASA will pay $60/AI sired carcass that is harvested u Cooperators will get carcass data back on all the calves harvested through the program. u A portion of the CMP calves have feed intake collected and records shared with the cooperators.

How does it work?

u ASA assigns all matings in a random fashion so that the test produces unbiased, accurate results. u ASA will work to provide bulls that fit the general criteria of your herd. However ASA must use only bulls that are enrollled in the program. u At least two sires will be used per contemporary group and ASA likely will use several sires per contemporary group to provide better more accurate test results. u Only bulls with high calving ease EPDs are used on heifers.

Qualifications 1. All cows will be individually identified along with birth year and approximate breed makeup 2. Collect birth weights, calving ease scores, and weaning weights on CMP sired calves 3. Beneficial but not required — have a current AI program established 4. Must commit to collecting carcass data Contact Jackie Atkins or Jannine Story for more information at 406-587-4531.

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NAILE Champ!

Card Uproar 49Y

CAJS Blaze of Glory 42B

WS A Step Up X27

Mr. Hoc Broker C623

By Mr NLC Upgrade EPDs: CE: 5 $API: 113 $TI: 80

By WLE Uno Mas X549 EPDs: CE: 13 $API: 120 $TI: 73

By SS Ebony’s Grandmaster EPDs: CE: 7 $API: 107 $TI: 63

By Steel Force EPDs: CE: -6 $API: 64 $TI: 53

SSC Shell Shocked 44B

THSF Lover Boy B33

Fitz POL Blazon B1203

S&S Sweet Dreams 507C

By Remington Secret Weapon 185 EPDs: CE: 12 $API: 115 $TI: 61

By HTP/SVF Duracell T52 EPDs: CE: 19 $API: 140 $TI: 76

By PRS Blazin Hot W192 EPDs: CE: 11 $API: 113 $TI: 75

By CNS Dream On L186 EPDs: CE: 12 $API: 116 $TI: 64

NEW CSCX Bandwagon 513A

W/C Bullseye 3046A

Kappes Big Ticket C521

Hook’s Brilliance 37B

By TJSC Optimus Prime EPDs: CE: 6 $API: 121 $TI: 73

By Lock N Load 54U EPDs: CE: 17 $API: 131 $TI: 69

By Lock N Load 54U EPDs: CE: 9 $API: 116 $TI: 70

By Hooks Shear Force EPDs: CE: 16 $API: 182 $TI: 89





OBCC Ships Ahoy D150

PAL/CLAC Meant To Be 823E JBSF Gavel 9D

TJSC 152A “Vindication”

By CCR Anchor 9071B EPDs: CE: 19 $API: 152 $TI: 80

By Mr HOC Broker EPDs: CE: 2 $API: 100 $TI: 65

By Mr TR Hammer 308A EPDs: CE: 4 $API: 111 $TI: 72

By Flying B Cut Above EPDs: CE: 4 $API: 93 $TI: 58

STF Rock Solid 033C

CNS Pays To Dream T759

CLO Captain America 704Y

Circle M Tejas 107Z

By CDI Rimrock 325Z EPDs: CE: 11 $API: 109 $TI: 69

By CNS Dream On L186 EPDs: CE: 11 $API: 135 $TI: 70

By CNS Pays to Dream T759 EPDs: CE: 14 $API: 107 $TI: 64

By BC Lookout 7024 EPDs: CE: 19 $API: 112 $TI: 58

3/4 SimAngus





WLTR Renegade 40U ET

WS Stepping Stone B44

Silveiras Style 9303

SP The Answer 813

By 3C Macho M450 BZ EPDs: CE: 6 $API: 118 $TI: 74

By W/C Lock Down EPDs: CE: 11 $API: 125 $TI: 73

By Gambles Hot Rod EPDs: CE: 18 $API: 134 $TI: 65

By SAV Final Answer 0035 EPDs: CE: 20 $API: 126 $TI: 69

EPDs as of 1.2.18

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W/C Tribute 84C

LLSF Pays To Believe ZU194 K-LER Make It Rain 696S

W/C Cash In 43B

By Yardley Utah Y361 EPDs: CE: 6 $API: 130 $TI: 75

By CNS Pays To Dream T759 EPDs: CE: 6 $API: 130 $TI: 75

By JS Sure Bet 4T EPDs: CE: 15 $API: 122 $TI: 63

By Foundation 724N EPDs: CE: -8 $API: 89 $TI: 54

NEW LLSF Addiction AY792

W/C Rolex 0135E

CDI Executive Power 280D HPF Tradecraft D010

By Top Grade EPDs: CE: 7 $API: 111 $TI: 67

By Yardley Utah Y361 EPDs: CE: 12 $API: 123 $TI: 67

By W/C Executive Order EPDs: CE: 13 $API: 157 $TI: 86



By JF Milestone 999W EPDs: CE: 8 $API: 111 $TI: 73

FBF1 Combustible Y34

LLSF Uprising Z925

CCR Anchor 9071B

SS/PRS Tail Gater 621Z

By Steel Force EPDs: CE: 10 $API: 98 $TI: 61

By Heads Up 20X ET EPDs: CE: 4 $API: 102 $TI: 78

By CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z EPDs: CE: 21 $API: 164 $TI: 84

By HTP/SVF Duracell T52 EPDs: CE: 10 $API: 116 $TI: 75

W/C Grandstand 6B

W/C Catchin A Dream 27X

HPF Rockstar B332

WAGR Dream Catcher 03R

By W/C Wide Track 694Y EPDs: CE: 11 $API: 125 $TI: 66

By Dream Catcher EPDs: CE: 10 $API: 125 $TI: 68

By JF Milestone 999W EPDs: CE: 6 $API: 112 $TI: 79

By Dream On EPDs: CE: 13 $API: 132 $TI: 73


Longâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Stand Alone B35

Yardley Top Notch C371

HILB Maverick A43

By W/C Relentless 32C EPDs: CE: 9 $API: 108 $TI: 63

By Built Right EPDs: CE: 9 $API: 107 $TI: 59

By Sandeen Upper Class 2386 EPDs: CE: 9 $API: 125 $TI: 68

By GLS New Direction X148 EPDs: CE: 4 $API: 101 $TI: 58

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866-356-4565 SimAngusTM

Rousey Gold Strike 512C

WLTR Nashville 22A ET

SAS Big Bruzer Y131

By Hooks Trinity 9T EPDs: CE: 20 $API: 152 $TI: 87

By High Voltage EPDs: CE: 11 $API: 116 $TI: 65

By King of the Yukon (outcross) EPDs: CE: 11 $API: 121 $TI: 63

EPDs as of 1.2.18

Entire lineup online at: Semen available on the best Angus and Clubbie sires too.

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the Register May / June 2018  

Features | Simmental Savvy | Getting the Most from the New IGS Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation | Speaking with Smit...

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Features | Simmental Savvy | Getting the Most from the New IGS Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation | Speaking with Smit...