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NEWS FROM THE CEO

This month, I am writing this article from my home office. The ASA staff and I have been working from our homes for over a month now. The entire world is experiencing unprecedented times due to the Coronavirus. This affects everyone. Agricultural commodities are well below profit margins and grocery stores are experiencing empty shelves. Who could have thought we would ever see this day?

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BEEF BUSINESS

Some articles come easier than others for me. This month falls on the end of the spectrum as one of the more difficult for me to write. Discussing any aspect of performance testing, data, or cattle breeding almost feels insignificant at the moment. I promise not to get too deep into anything we’ve heard on the news or seen on social media in recent days. That’s not my job, and we are all probably tired of hearing that information repeated over and over. But I do hope you bear with me as I put some thoughts on paper.

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SINCE YOU ASKED

Our board of directors met in early March and discussed some topics that need a little light shone on them. The first of which pertains to transferring ownership of bulls, specifically centered around AI certificates. That said, it seems there is no time like the present than to delve into how transfers as a whole should work for both sellers and buyers, as well as the middleman – the ASA.

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