1. Dikoff Ranch Sale, at Hub City Livestock, Aberdeen, S.D. This will be a large sale starting at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2009. 833 Head of Salers, Angus and Simmental are offered. Included are 58 Salers Spring Pairs, 21 Salers Fall Pairs and 73 Salers bred heifers. Sale Manager and Auctioneer is Al Conover. Contact: Rodney Dikoff (cell - 605-290-0635) or (605) 447-5833, or office phone with answering machine (605) 447-5851. Justin's number is (605) 598-4383 and cell is (605) 229-0635. This sale can be viewed, and bids made, online at www.dvauction.com.
2. ASJA Junior National - Laramie, Wyoming, July 8 - 11. Room block booking rates expire for the Holiday Inn on Friday, June 19.
ASJA Members are strongly advised to verify current Wyoming State health regulations as these may change frequently. Don’t leave this until the last minute.
3. Interested ASA members are invited to play golf on Wednesday, July 8 at the University course in Laramie during the Junior National. Contact Jason Beltz (423) 315-3665 for more information. This has been proposed as a possible fund-raiser for future ASA and ASJA events.
4. International Enquiry. We have been contacted by Benoit David who is in a training course in the selection and promotion of the Salers breed, and who is looking into the introduction of polled Salers in France.
He is “Interested in importing semen of polled bulls or really polled bulls to diffuse polled Salers in the French population. We need pure Salers bulls, unhurt of any disease, or taken in a laboratory approved by the European Union.”