Director of Commercial and Industry Operations, American Simmental Association and International Genetic Solutions
Chip Kemp is the Director of Commercial and Industry Operations at American Simmental Association (ASA) and International Genetic Solutions (IGS). His duties range from assisting progressive commercial producers with genetic awareness of crossbred cow herds to the development of new technologies that highlight the profit potential of genetic knowledge in the beef industry – regardless of breed type. IGS is the largest beef genetic evaluation on the planet and provides multi-breed EPDs to those involved. The awareness and data from this approach provide meaningful tools to all facets of the beef industry. Prior to ASA, Chip was an instructor for 18 years at the University of Missouri. In this role he was involved in classroom teaching, coaching of competitive livestock judging teams, oversight of internships, and coordination of a USDA approved meats processing facility. Chip was also the founder of JudgingPro.com, an online resource for livestock evaluation videos and classroom aids. He spent two years with the Beef Division of IBP, inc. in Amarillo, TX. He grew up working for Gerloff Farms, an Angus and SimAngus seedstock operation based in Missouri, and is still involved with this program. Chip and his wife Nicky, have two grown children and two young grandsons and reside in Auxvasse, MO.