Make Plans to Attend the American Simmental Association’s 7th Annual Fall Focus Event in Denver August 27-21

The American Simmental Association would like to extend an invitation to everyone to attend our ASA annual Fall Focus event, August 27-31. An annual meeting of commercial cattlemen, industry partners, seedstock producers, and scientists – Fall Focus is a great opportunity to connect with the beef industry and listen to engaging seminars. 

The schedule starts on Friday, August 27, with a tour of the National Western Stock Show improvements, a live PAP demonstration from Dr. Tim Holt, a live Feet and Leg scoring demonstration from Lane Giess, free dinner, and an evening social at the NWSS grounds. The main educational sessions are held Saturday, August 28, at the Doubletree on Quebec, with a full lineup of speakers. 

The speakers include;

  • Jonathan Wallace, Denver Nuggets
  • Dr. Tony Bryant, Five Rivers Cattle Feeding
  • Steve Williams, JBS USA
  • Dr. Tim Holt, Colorado State University
  • Dr. Milt Thomas, Colorado State University
  • Dr. Mark Enns, Colorado State University
  • Dr. Scott Speidel, Colorado State University
  • Dr. Allison Van Eenennaam, University of California – Davis
  • Dr. Randie Culbertson, American Simmental Association
  • Dr. Wade Shafer, American Simmental Association
  • Various other ASA Staff members

Additionally, attendees are welcome to sit in on the ASA Board of Trustees meetings, Sunday through Monday, as they discuss critical issues in each of the five standing committees and hear staff reports in the various areas of ASA business. 

All meals are provided and registration is free, but you must be pre-registered. Learn more and pre-register at

Please reach out to Lane Giess if you have any questions at

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.