How to Register a Foundation Cow or Bull


Any animal registered with another breed association is eligible for registration with ASA, this is called a foundation animal.

Foundation registration is an in-house process. To start the registration process, please submit a copy of the primary Association’s registration certificate to the ASA office and the member number to bill. If you do not have a copy of the certificate, you can pull a copy (or snapshot) from the other breed’s online registry site.

You can either mail, email, or fax the above information to the ASA office. You will need to provide your membership account number for billing, and you will need to request ASA to register this animal.

Mailing address:

American Simmental Association

One Genetics Way

Bozeman, MT 59718

Fax: 406-587-9301


Once ASA receives the request, the processing team creates a job for the foundation registration. Jobs are processed in the order in which they are received. Foundation registrations have a turn-around time of 2-3 weeks.

If your request is a priority request, please mark priority on your cover letter or in the subject line of the email. Priority processing is an additional cost of $50, and you will have the ASA registration number within 24 hours (same day turn-around is available for requests made before 1 PM Mountain time).

Cost to register your foundation animal:

$17.00 per Cow

$25.00 per Bull

For AI sires or a donor dams, SNPs for parentage and proof of high density genomic testing is required from the primary breed association in order for the animal to be approved with the ASA. 

Once the foundation animal is registered, an ASA certificate will be mailed to you. You can look up other breed animals in our Animal Search by their ASA number or by their other breed registration number.