MAY/JUNE SHORTHORN COUNTRY

SHOW RESULTS, SALE RESULTS, ASSOCIATION UPDATES

NEWS FROM THE CEO

We enter May and June of 2022. A lot is happening with changes in our daily activities and budgets. Inflation’s rapid pace is affecting most every commodity. The supply chain is another issue. Here at ASA we see increases just like you see at your operations. Paper cost has gone through the ceiling – if you can get it and we’ve struggled with the availability of toner to print pedigrees and mail out statements.

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TOP TEN RANKINGS

As I was reading through another breed publication, I found an article highlighting the top ten sires for calves registered in that breed in 2021, and how they ranked as a group for an EPD profile. The author used the average of the ten bulls for various EPDs and where that average figure would rank in the breed on a percentile basis. I’m not one to steal a man’s ideas, but I am known to use them to guide my own inspiration. I conducted the same exercise for the top ten Shorthorn sires by number of registrations, but also added information from our friends and competitors in some other British breeds. If we don’t look at those we share a market with, it’s hard to know where we are and where to go.

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2022-2023 ASA Point Show System Announced

Ask the majority of people their favorite season and you are likely to hearone of the standard four seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall. You may even hear the occasional ‘football’ or ‘baseball’ season. But ask a showman, and you’ll hear something very different: Show Season! ASA staff couldn’t agree more and has secured show locations for the 2022-2023 Point Show System. It is our goal with selecting each show to promote Shorthorn cattle and exhibitors at an array of locations across every region.

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