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American Simmental Association Herdbook Online Services

--handling registrations, transfers, THE, data entry, data lookup   

Announcements


* Spring 2019 THE enrollment is OPEN

Any females of calving age that will calve between January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 will need to be enrolled by December 15, 2018 to take advantage of the lowest enrollment fees. ALL members previously enrolled in Total Herd Enrollment MUST submit an inventory even if there are not any changes/updates to enrolled females. If you submit an enrollment today, you will be able to adjust your inventory online through Herdbook Services up until the deadline of December 15 as many times as you wish. There's absolutely no reason not to go ahead, fill out an inventory today and submit it well before the deadline.

To download step-by-step enrollment instructions click here. For a refresher on the four THE enrollment Options offered click here.

If you would prefer to submit an inventory either by email or paper submission contact our office, and we can make the necessary arrangements. If you have specific enrollment questions or need assistance cleaning up errors, please email the@simmgene.com or call our office at 406.587.4531 and ask to be connected to THE department.

THE Enrollment Fees

  Option A -TR Option B - SR Option C
Submitted by December 15, 2018 $15.00 $0 $7.50
Submitted after December 15, 2018 $16.00 $1.00 $8.50

* BOLT EPDs now available

 

International Genetic Solutions (IGS) has implemented a revolutionary beef genetic evaluation that uses a single-step genomic marker effects model.  This new approach, referred to as the IGS Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT, results in more precise EPD predictions, the most valid accuracy values currently possible, and widespread refinements across the board for the predictions of stayability, calving ease, and growth traits.  Multi-breed, directly comparable EPDs, and weekly evaluation runs - welcome to the power of collaboration.  Welcome to IGS.  More info

To compare to the previous EPDS, navigate to Herd Mgmt -> Reports. Select an existing group or type ASA numbers under the Quick Group tab. Then select the "Cornell EPD Comparison" report on the right, and click "Generate Report". Note: You must be logged in run the comparison.
 

* Protocol for IGS Multi-breed Evaluation powered by BOLT

 

Every Tuesday at 12:01 a.m., all new data (pedigrees, phenotypes and genotypes) submitted by IGS partners over the previous week are added to the existing IGS database and the weekly genetic evaluation process begins. The evaluation recalculates EPDs for all animals based on the updated database (all 17.5M+ animals are reevaluated). Although issues may arise that extend the time frame, this function typically requires 4 days to complete. Upon completion of the weekly genetic evaluation run, updated EPDs are sent to each IGS partner to be posted on their website. The date associated with the EPDs reflects the date the IGS database was updated with new data for that week (Tuesday), not the actual date of the new evaluation release.

 

* Registering an animal of another Breed - Foundation Registration

If you are registering an animal out of a sire of another breed, this sire must be registered in another breed association and then registered with ASA as a foundation animal.

If you are registering an animal out of a cow of another breed that is registered in another breed association the animal will have a more complete pedigree and EPDs if the cow is registered with ASA as a foundation animal.

There is information on registering foundation animals here.


* Oculocutaneous Hypopigmentation (OH)

This is a cosmetic genetic trait affecting Simmental cattle.  For more information on genetic defects click here  


* Within Herd Genetic Trends

You can now see the genetic trends of your herd for 9 EPDs. You can also compare your genetic trend to the genetic trend for all animals in ASAs database. Select the "Trends" option under the "Herd Mgmt" tab above (after logging in). More..


* Check your Performance Advocate Score

"Performance Advocate Scores" are now displayed for THE herds on ASA web site. More..


* Avoid processing delays! Required tests for sires and donor - 

All bulls with semen collected and donor cows must be have a high density DNA SNP analysis. And all sires and donors cows with a carrier in their lineage (CL, DL) or who come from a risk population (PR) for specified genetic defectives must be tested for that defective before registration certificates and EPDs are available on new progeny. Please plan ahead; tests can take from 4 to 8 weeks. No testing is required on dams of natural calves. More..


-------------------- Instructions for Herdbook Services -------------------------

    1. `Log in` by choosing that option from options tab in the top bar. Have your member/account number and password available. If you are not a member of the Association, you can create an account from the Log In page to have access to more search features.

    2. Registrations, transfers, calf records and THE enrollments can be done under `Data Entry` after log in.

    3. Choose Online from `Data Entry` to enter data through the web site. You can preload animals or start with an empty spreadsheet of rows and columns. Each row represents 1 animal and the columns represent specific data on the animal. When you select (click on) a column heading, information about the colum is displayed. The tabs immediately above the spreadsheet are used to change the column headings for entering (or viewing) additional data.

    4. Choose Download from `Data Entry` to get a form to enter this information off line using Excel to upload at a later time. Choose Upload when the Excel file is complete and data is ready to send to ASA.

    5. To display epd and pedigree information choose `Animal Search` under `Data Search`. Choose `EPD Search` to search the database for animals meeting specified EPD and other criteria.

    6. `Reports` under `Herd Mgmt` provides calf crop summaries and more. You can also create you own groups and reports.

    7. Please call (406-587-4531) or email (simmental@simmgene.com) the Association if you have questions or comments.

American Simmental Association
One Genetics Way
Bozeman, Montana 59718 U.S.A.

Phone: 406-587-4531
Fax: 406-587-9301
Email: simmental@simmgene.com

QuickLinks

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