Education Session

August 26, 2018

"Embrace the Past, Imagine the Future"

Our Goal

To arm seedstock breeders and commercial cattlemen with information to confidently make genetic selection decisions, market their product, promote the beef industry, and plan for the security of future generations.

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Board Meeting and Events

Interactive Committee Meetings

Join the ASA Trustees to discuss critical issues in each of the five Standing Committees.

 

Hotel and Area Information

Fall Focus 2019 to be held

in Manhattan, KS.

Date and hotel accommodations coming soon.

 

 

 

Lead Geneticist, International Genetic Solutions

Lauren Hyde earned a Bachelor’s Degree in economics from the University of Colorado in 1981; and, several years later she returned to the university system to pursue a Master’s of Science and a Ph.D. in animal breeding from Colorado State University (CSU), graduating
in 2000.

During her graduate studies, Hyde worked as a research assistant at CSU’s Center for Genetic Evaluation of Livestock (CGEL). Her experience at CGEL running national cattle evaluations positioned her for roles as Director of Performance Programs at the North American Limousin Foundation, Genetic Evaluation Specialist at the American Simmental Association (ASA) and currently as Lead Geneticist at International Genetic Solutions (IGS). As one of the members of the ASA/IGS genetic evaluation team, Lauren has helped develop and implement multi-breed calving ease and genomically enhanced EPDs and is currently assisting in the development and testing of a state-of-the-art genetic evaluation computer system.

Dr. Hyde is very active in the beef industry, having served as a reviewer for the Journal of Animal Science, as chair of a cooperative extension research group on national beef cattle genetic evaluation, and as a board member of the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF). In 2013, Hyde received the BIF Continuing Service Award in recognition for her significant contributions.  

 

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors

Sponsors:
Back Row: Ryan Thorson President of Montana Simmental Association, Dale Miller with Miller Simmental, Bill McDonald with McDonald Farms, Dan Lehrman with Lehrman Family Simmentals, Fred Smith, Clay Lassle with Lassle Ranch Simmentals, and Wade Staigle with Mandan Lake Simmental.
Front Row: Kevin Thompson with TNT, Jim Butcher with Gateway Simmental, Erika Kenner with Kenner Simmentals, Willie Altenburg with Select Sires, Mike Foreman with Trinity Farms.
Not pictured: Genex, Geneseek, Allflex, and Gibbs Farms.

             

           

                AllFlex Mandan Lake Simmental

Dakota Express Simmentals

Mark Barnell Cattle Company