Benefits of an ASA Membership

Becoming a member of the American Simmental Association is an easy, cost-saving process that holds many hidden gems for those progressive cattlemen and women that chose to become part of our team Simmental. As with any membership decision, we realize that there are a number of factors that influence your decision at hand.

Cost

A single, adult membership with the ASA will cost $110 with a one-time fee of $50 for the initial set-up of the membership. Totaling $160 dollars for a first-time membership and $110 dollars for each sequential year following the initial membership year.

Let’s say that you are a non-member breeder that registers 2 or more calves with ASA each year. Non-members pay 3 times the cost that members pay to register a calf. For example:

Non-Member

(Per calf registration cost of $126) X (2 head)= $252
(Per calf registration cost of $126) X (3 head)= $378
(Per calf registration cost of $126) X (4 head)= $504

First-Time Member

(First time membership fee of $160) + (Per calf registration cost of $42) X (2 head)= $244
(First time membership fee of $160) + (Per calf registration cost of $42) X (3 head)= $286
(First time membership fee of $160) + (Per calf registration cost of $42) X (4 head)= $328

Member

(Membership fee of $110) + (Per calf registration cost of $42) X (2 head)= $194
(Membership fee of $110) + (Per calf registration cost of $42) X (3 head)= $236
(Membership fee of $110) + (Per calf registration cost of $42) X (4 head)= $278

 Benefits:

  • Reduced fees to register animals
  • Access to Herdbook Services on our website where you can perform functions such as, but not limited to:
    • Advanced animal searches
    • EPD lookup
    • Online data processing
    • Report generation
    • Bulk and single planned matings
  • Access to educational brochures and promotional materials focusing on SimGenetics
  • Subscription to the Register, ASA’s monthly publication highlighting our breeders and association activities
  • Subscription to SimTalk, our quarterly cattlemen’s magazine focusing on SimGenetic commercial programs and research, among other topics
  • Ability to select and purchase a herd prefix that will be reserved for only your in herd use

Already a Non-member?

If you have already purchased SimGenetics in the past, it is likely that you have a non-member account in our ASA database. With this account you have been able to conduct business with the ASA and have animals transferred to you within the database. However, the cost and membership benefits listed above have not been available to you.

Upon your decision to become a member of the American Simmental Association you will be provided with all of the above benefits.

Click here for membership application form.