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.

 

 

 

Executive Vice President

American Simmental Association

Wade Shafer grew up in Detroit Lakes, MN, on Shoestring Ranch, a small seedstock operation. Shafer completed his Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at North Dakota State University, followed by a Master’s and Doctorate in Animal Breeding and Genetics from Colorado State University.

While at Colorado State, Shafer did extensive work in the area of bio-economic simulation modeling. Following his formal education, he expanded Shoestring Ranch to more than 500 cows, with cooperator herds representing another 500+ cows. The ranch sold up to 200 bulls annually.

After selling his cow herd, Shafer joined the Simmental team as the Director of Breed Improvement for the American Simmental Association (ASA) in 2003; in 2011, he accepted the position of ASA’s Chief Operations Officer. Since 2013, Dr. Shafer has served as Executive Vice President of the American Simmental Association.

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors

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