March 2021
RECAP ON RECENT BY-LAW INFORMATION SESSION

The Canadian Simmental Association would like to thank everyone who joined our recent By-law information session. It was a respectful exchange of thoughts, opinions and information that will lead Simmental to an even stronger contribution to Canada’s beef industry.

For those who were not able to participate a recording of the session can be found HERE.

The process for distribution of the ballots to the membership as well as counting them is found within the CSA bylaws. As stated in the CSA bylaws, an independent third party will be involved in the vote counting process. Please watch your mailboxes for your ballots in April. It is extremely important to read and follow the accompanying instructions.

If you have any questions contact CSA General Manager Bruce Holmquist at bholmquist@simmental.com or (639) 314-4613

Our membership’s collective voice drives the CSA and will only be heard by returning your ballot to the CSA office.
REGISTRY
THE HERD LETTER FOR 2021 IS "J"
 
Total Herd Enrollment (THE) Billing (1st Installment)

Total Herd Enrollment (THE) participants were billed for the 1st THE installment on April 1st for 2021 enrollment. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice. For members with a credit card on file at the office, fees will automatically be billed to your credit card. The 2nd THE installment will be invoiced October 1st.
 
Please note that in the event an enrolled cow is shipped or sold between installment billings, the second installment is still due and payable by the member who enrolled the cow.
For further information/instructions on Total Herd Enrollment, please go to  www.simmental.com under Registry | Total Herd Enrollment (THE).

Paperless Options

Online Members - This feature is located under My Account, Details\Options, Internet Options, Internet Privacy Options - you may then click on Deliver invoices via email and/or Default all registrations as held for online transfer. Lastly, click the Save button at the bottom of the screen. 
Regular Paper Members - If you have a valid email on file, call our office to let us know if you want to receive invoices and performance reports. You may opt for invoices only, collection sheets/reports only, or both. 
  
Online Members Buyer Numbers for Transfers

Online Members can access their buyers history under online tools - NEW!! Buyer History. This report includes and can be sorted by buyer name, address, Herd (Account Number), dates of sale, gender and number of head.  For any new commercial buyers who are not on your list, contact our office with their name and complete address. 
BREED IMPROVEMENT

NEW EPD AVAILABLE ONLINE

Members who are users of the online system, now have access to Docility, Post Weaning Gain and Yield Grade EPD on their cattle.
Docility is calculated using breeder submitted docility scores and a higher EPD value indicates animals that are more likely to have offspring that score 1 or 2 (quiet) on the docility scoring scale.
Post Weaning Gain EPD predicts the daily rate of growth of offspring post-weaning. A larger value indicates a higher average daily gain.
Yield Grade EPD indicates the likelihood of offspring receiving a yield grade score of 1 or 2. Yield grade 1 and 2 are higher yielding carcasses. A lower EPD indicates cattle that are likely to have more yield or a lower yield grade score (more 1 and 2).

Current Calves (n = 51845)         
                            Avg       Min      Max     Std Dev
DOC                    10.4      -16.9    24.4      2.97
PWG                   0.22      0.0        0.5        0.12
YG                       -0.48    -0.77    0.12      0.091
FRIENDS OF CANADIAN SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION

FCSF Fundraising Auction will be a go for 2021!

We are currently planning on a live in person Auction to take place in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba on Saturday, July 24, 2021. If plans change and we are unable to host the auction live in person this years auction will be moved to an online timed auction.

If you are interested in donating an item to this years auction please contact the CSA office by phone 1.403.250.7979 or by email fcsf@simmental.com

2021 Friend of the Foundation

We would like to thank the Crowe Bros. Simmentals of Gilbert Plains, Manitoba for being our 2021 Friend of the Foundation. The Crowe Bros will donate Lot 1- A bred heifer to the fundraising auction.
For more information on the Crowe Bros click here.
SIMMENTAL COUNTRY
MONTHLY QUIRP

Seems to be a common theme this calving season....
CSA OFFICE SCHEDULE

Closed- Friday, April 2- Good Friday
Closed- Monday, May 24th- Victoria Day
Closed- Thursday, July 1st- Canada Day
Closed- Monday, August 2nd- Civic Holiday
Closed- Monday, September 6th- Labour Day
Closed- Monday, October 11th- Thanksgiving
Closed- Thursday, November 11th- Remembrance Day
Closed- Friday December 24th- Christmas Eve
Closed- Monday, December 27th- In Lieu of Christmas Day