Fall Focus


August 25-29, 2023
Denver, CO


August 25

The Colorado Simmental Association (CSA) and Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) will co-host local tours and dinner at the National Western Center’s HW Hutchison Family Stockyards Event Center. Tours and demonstrations include:

  • Live cattle displays by CSA members
  • Pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP) demonstrations by Dr. Tim Holt
  • Interactive feet and leg scoring demonstrations by Lane Giess
  • CSU Spur campus tours

August 26

This year’s educational symposium is designed for more interaction and deeper dives into fewer topics. A state of the industry update from beef market analysts will also be shared. Join us and engage in this exploration of vital aspects of the beef cattle industry.

Morning Session

Attendees will learn about bovine congestive heart failure and other heart health concerns from five industry experts. The speakers will have 20 minutes to share their knowledge, followed by a panel discussion where those in attendance will get the opportunity to ask questions and learn more.

Afternoon Session

Steve Wooten, former chair of the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) and Colorado rancher, will share USRSB’s strategic plan. A panel discussion, centered on the topic of sustainability in beef production with points of view from cow-calf, feedyard, beef procurement, genetic selection experts, will follow.

Dinner and a celebration of the Golden Book recipients, Lifetime Promoter awardees, and retiring trustees will follow the educational symposium. 

August 27

All are welcome to join the ASA Board of Trustees to discuss critical issues with four standing committees and to hear staff presentations in various areas. Committees include: Activities and Events, Growth and Development, Breed Improvement, and Policies and Procedures.

August 28-29

ASA Trustee Board Meeting