Co-hosted by: Kansas Simmental Association & American Simmental Association

Education Session

August 26, 2018

"Embrace the Past, Imagine the Future"

Our Goal

To arm seedstock breeders and commercial cattlemen with information to confidently make genetic selection decisions, market their product, promote the beef industry, and plan for the security of future generations.

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View presentation recordings here.

Board Meeting and Events

Interactive Committee Meetings

Join the ASA Trustees to discuss critical issues in each of the five Standing Committees.


Hotel and Area Information

Fall Focus 2019 to be held

in Manhattan, KS.

Date and hotel accommodations coming soon.




ASA Board of Trustees

Lanting Enterprises LLC

Bob Lanting was born and raised on a family farm on Hollister, ID, located in South Central Idaho, only 20 miles north of Nevada.  The family farm started in the 1940’s and has since tripled in size with the help of two brothers.  This high-desert region gets approximately 9 inches of annual rainfall, and is dependent on reservoir and deep wells for irrigation.

Lanting attended the University of Idaho and graduated with a B.S. degree in Animal Science. Bob is well-known on local, regional and national levels, having served many boards including school boards, state and local cattle organizations, Farm Service Agency, and the Cattlemen’s Beef Board.  Lanting was elected for two, three-year terms as a Trustee with the American Simmental Association  and is currently serving as Chairman of the Board.

Lanting Enterprises LLC has been a member of the ASA since 1974.  The operation consists of  330 Simmental and SimAngusTM  cows, and they market approximately 90 bulls annually through private treaty. The Lanting herd has been developed to fit their desert environment with emphasis on calving ease, performance, carcass, and mature cow size.


Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors

Back Row: Ryan Thorson President of Montana Simmental Association, Dale Miller with Miller Simmental, Bill McDonald with McDonald Farms, Dan Lehrman with Lehrman Family Simmentals, Fred Smith, Clay Lassle with Lassle Ranch Simmentals, and Wade Staigle with Mandan Lake Simmental.
Front Row: Kevin Thompson with TNT, Jim Butcher with Gateway Simmental, Erika Kenner with Kenner Simmentals, Willie Altenburg with Select Sires, Mike Foreman with Trinity Farms.
Not pictured: Genex, Geneseek, Allflex, and Gibbs Farms.



                AllFlex Mandan Lake Simmental

Dakota Express Simmentals

Mark Barnell Cattle Company