Transfers Mean Opportunity

Whether you are an ASA member, junior member, or sales manager taking the time to complete transfers to the new owners has many benefits: Keeps your inventory more current by removing them from your animal list. Provides outstanding service to the customer. Promotes the Simmental breed. Brings new owners into the Simmental community through a SimTalk subscription…

How to Transfer an Animal

1. Log in (click here for instructions). 2. Start a Manual Job (click here for instructions). 3. Once spreadsheet loads, select the “Transfer” tab at top of page. 4. Under AnmRegNbr column, enter the registration number of the  animal you want to transfer. 5. Under AcctNbr column, enter the account number of the buyer. Please…

Explaining the Difference Between Genomic Panels

Recently, ASA shared tips to determine which genomic panel is right in various situations, which can be found here.  The following article explains how the different density genomics tests work and why some animals should be tested on higher density platforms.  When an animal is tested with any genomic test, the result is known DNA…

Reporting Udder Scores

By Emme Troendle and Dr. Jackie Atkins In the last year, the ASA added udder scores as an optional phenotype on Herdbook. The best time to assess udder scores is within 24 hours of calving, preferably by the same person. There are two scores to record, one for udder suspension and one for teat length.…