The ASA Staff has recently compiled a list of frequently asked questions for the Registry and for DNA. These FAQs have been posted on www.shorthorn.org under the Registration tab. Click here to read the Registry FAQs or click here to read through the DNA FAQs.
Members have the option to designate AI sires as non-certificate AI bulls. Doing so, means that an AI certificate will not be required to register the resulting AI calf. Instructions on how to designate a bull as non-certificate can be found here.
All of the lots have been graciously donated by Shorthorn breeders to support the Junior Shorthorn organization. Proceeds from FTF go toward educational events like KEY Conference along with promotional and educational material to promote the Junior Shorthorn organization and support Junior National.
Do you frequently use the online Registry? Do you want to use it, but haven’t taken the opportunity to do so yet? The ASA has now posted an FAQ page specifically to answer your questions and to help guide you through the ins and outs of the system.
Click here to read through the list of frequently asked Registry questions.
President, Vice President and Board Member Voted In
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, (December 16, 2015) – At the American Shorthorn Association’s Annual Meeting earlier this month at Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, candidates for the ASA Board of Director were elected. Jim Freed, the new Vice President and Mark Gordon, the new President each enter their second three-year-term. Hugh Mooney is entering his first term as a Board member.
Left to Right: Montie Soules, Executive Secretary/CEO, Tom Turner, Hugh Mooney, Marty Loving, Robert Alden, Nancy Grathwohl Heter, Ed Kruse, Jim Freed, Vice President, Mark Gordon, President and Rick Leone
Summer 2016 Internships Available
KANSAS CITY, MO., (December 16, 2015) –The American Shorthorn Association (ASA) and the American Junior Shorthorn Association (AJSA) seek individuals interested in a full-time paid summer internship. ASA will be selecting two individuals for the 2016 summer internships. This is an outstanding opportunity to attain training and work experience in an association atmosphere. The intern will assist with programs of the ASA and AJSA activities, such as the planning and execution of the National Junior Shorthorn Show & Youth Conference, including but not limited to press releases, creative design work, media contact, correspondence with planning committees, and data and entry input and organization. We will select a “Registrations” intern as well as a “Communications” intern.
Applicants should be a sophomore, junior, or senior in college and have an interest in working in an agriculture-related field after college. Located at the ASA headquarters in Kansas City, MO., with beginning and ending dates flexible, the intern will assist with the daily in-office preparations for various ASA activities, correspondence, communications, as well as other work as assigned. Computer skills and experience with communications and agriculture are desired.
More information can be found at www.shorthorn.org or by contacting Gwen Crawford, 816-599-7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference by February 15, 2016 to the American Shorthorn Association: Internship, 7607 NW Prairie View Rd, Kansas City, MO 64151.
(Letters of References may be mailed.)
Long-time Shorthorn Breeder and Century Club Member Recognized
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, (December 3, 2015) – Long-time Shorthorn breeder, Bradley Eisiminger was named Show Honoree last month in Louisville, Kentucky. The Jack C. Ragsdale North American International Livestock Expo (NAILE) is the largest all-breed, purebred livestock event in the world. Eisiminger was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the livestock industry, his long-time involvement with the American Shorthorn Association and his devotion to building the Shorthorn breed.
Woodside Farm, owned by Bradley & Shirley Eisiminger of Waynesburg, PA, is one of, if not THE, oldest Shorthorn herds in the country. Bradley is the sixth generation to show Shorthorns. Annie Strosnider, Bradley’s Great Aunt and member of the Greene County Farm Women’s Association, was tasked with naming farms across the township. Great Aunt Annie is credited with choosing the name Woodside Farm.
In 1945, Bradley became a Junior member of the American Shorthorn Association. As a Senior member, he eventually became an ASA Board member for two terms. He was awarded Builder of the Breed in 1986. Bradley is the sixth generation in his family to breed and show Shorthorns.
Bradley and Shirley graduated from high school in 1951 and were married in 1952. Bradley was in the Army from 1953-55.
After high school and the Army, Bradley purchased the remains of the Leon B. Risser Herd from Ephrada, Pennsylvania. And the first animal they bought together was a heifer named Warrick Snow Lady purchased from Ira Daffen. They had a son, Bret, 8 years after they married. Bret and his daughter Falyn are here today. Bret showed steers and breeding cattle in Harrisburg and at the Pennsylvania Livestock Expedition.
For many years, both worked full-time, good paying jobs off the farm. In 1980, both companies closed within 6 months of each other Shirley and Bradley lost their jobs. That’s when they started their sale. It’s been going strong for 35 consecutive years. In the early years they had about 30 head per sale. Now it is about 55 head. Breeders who bring their cattle to the sale have been a huge part of this success. They come from KY, VA, IN, OH, PA, MA, NY, WV, and Canada.
In 1985, Woodside Farm was added to the list of Green County Pennsylvania’s Official Century Farms. Bradley’s great-grandfather, John Strosnider, made the original farm purchase in 1871, four years post-civil war. Woodside Farm was still going strong. And now, another 30 years later, Bradley and his wife Shirley are still in business.
They have an accomplished list of champions and memorable animals. In the mid-80s, he made a trip to Missouri and bought a bull named Greenridge Currier. That year, he won in West Virginia. He was National Champion in Denver at the National Western Stock Show and he also won at the American Royal in Kansas City.
In this year’s sale, Woodside Farm’s second high selling bull in 2015, was produced with a direct son of Greenridge Rosewood Cow Family, who was 18 years of age when she gave birth to this was a natural calf. A grandson of the same cow was also the high selling bull.
Through the years, Shirley have exhibited breeding cattle and feeder steers at countless fairs and exhibitions at the county, state, national and international levels.
Bradley has deep roots in the industry through involvement like planning sales and hosting sales at the Woodside Farm. He has been a president, director, served on committees and has been a member across many associations.
It’s no doubt that Bradley’s roots run deep in this industry and we are honored to have him here to share his knowledge and experience with us. He and Shirley cherish the friendships they have made in the Shorthorn family over the years.