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 #13, 4101-19th St. NE 
Calgary, AB T2E 7C4
Tel: 1 (866) 860-6051
Tel: (403) 250-7979
Fax: (403) 250-5121
General Manager
Office Manager

Programs Coordinator
Meghan Black
Simmental Country Sales Representative

YCSA Coordinator
Registry & Member Services

Reception & Member Services 

Administrative Assistant
Simmental Country
General Manager
Bruce Holmquist
(403) 988-8676

Programs Coordinator
(506) 324-4825   

Simmental Country Sales Representative
(780) 818-3452
Eastern Sales 
Jane Crawford
(519) 317-5263
Board of Directors
Garth Rancier
First Vice-President
Blair McRae
Second Vice-President

Canadian Simmental Association Enewsletter
April 2017
In This Issue


Total Herd Enrollment (THE) Billing (1st Installment)
Total Herd Enrollment (THE) participants has been billed for the 1st THE installment on April 3 for 2017 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 1.

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).
Maternal Upgrade Registration Requests
The steps involved to import Non-Simmental pedigrees into the CSA herd book are as follows:

1. Please fax (or email) the Registration ID for the animal that needs to be entered.
2. To avoid delays in the staff returning the unique CSA identification for these animals, please ensure that you also include the Breeder Copy/DNA certificate showing the current DNA/SNP results for any males that are being entered.  ** Important Note: If you were not the person that originally submitted the hair sample for the bull in question, you must obtain a copy of the DNA results by contacting the breed association office and speaking to someone in Registrations.  Without a copy of these results, we will be unable to complete the pedigree entry.
3. For more information pertaining to Simmental fractions, please go to  www.simmental.com and navigate under - Resources |  Upgrade Table
Hair Samples for DNA Testing
Once you have ordered a DNA kit from the office and have received the form, please send hair samples directly to Delta Labs with applicable forms.  Sending to the CSA office first causes a delay for you to receive results.  

The Canadian Simmental Association is excited to introduce the Simmental personalized back button RFID tags!


50th Anniversary Celebratory Events
It's hard to believe that it's been 50 years since the first Simmental bull, Parisien, was imported to Canada. This was an event that created history and changed the Canadian Beef Industry. Since then the Simmental Breed has been a tremendous success story as it has progressed into becoming one of the most influential beef cattle breeds in North America.
Simmental breeders from across Canada are preparing to celebrate our 50th Anniversary these events. Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to join the excitement!
OYCSA Trillium Classic
Lindsay, ON
July 21-23, 2017
New Brunswick
CSA Convention, AGM &
YCSA National Show
Fredericton, NB
August 10-13 2017
Prince Edward Island
Old Home Week
Charottetown, PEI
August 18-19, 2017
British Columbia
Armstrong Fair
Armstong, BC
August 30 - September 3, 2017
Nova Scotia
Heritage Beef Classic
Windsor, NS
September 23-24, 2017
Expo Boeuf
Victoriaville, QC
October 6-8, 2017
Brandon, MB
October 25-28, 2017
Farmfair International
Edmonton, AB
November 8-11, 2017
Canadian Western Agribition & National Simmental Show
Regina, SK
November 20-24, 2017
More details to come in the upcoming months. For any questions please contact your Provincial Simmental Association or Rae-Lee Erickson at the CSA office 403.250.7979 or [email protected]

50th Anniversary Historical Video
The Canadian Simmental Association needs your help!
The CSA would like to put together a 50th Anniversary historical video, showcasing all Simmental memories from the past 50 years!
Please send any videos, pictures and other material to [email protected] or directly to the CSA Office!

Summer Simmental Country Advertising Deadline  - July 1st!!!
Contact Ryan  or  Jane to reserve your spot today!!
Summer Issue Special - 50th Anniversary Herd Book Edition!

**New For 2017**
We will be combining the October/ November Issue of Simmental Country, and having a December Issue. Booking deadline for the October/November Issue will remain September 1st, and November 1st for the December Issue. For further information please contact your Simmental Country representatives!
Simmental Country Online
To view Simmental Country and Commercial Country issues online visit the Simmental Country website.  
Membership Announcements
Please send any membership announcements to  [email protected] .
What's Happening
If you'd like to have your sale or event listed in 'What's Happening' in Simmental Country and on the website please send to Meghan.
For a listing of Simmental events visit the Simmental Country website.

Introducing the Canadian Simmental Association's Award of Excellence Program (AOE). The CSA AOE program is being created to promote and recognize the top Simmental bulls and females that are exhibited at shows across the country each year.

Each Provincial Simmental Association is selecting two shows that will qualify for the Award of Excellence Program (same day shows may both count for 1 but exhibitors may only enter animals at 1 of the 2 shows).

Bulls and females exhibited at these qualifying shows will be recognized through a points based system that will be used to calculate Awards of Excellence honors. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Rae-Lee Erickson.

YCSA National Classic
The 2017 National YCSA Classic will be proudly hosted in Fredericton, New Brunswick August 10-13, 2017. The Classic will be held in conjunction with the 2017 Canadian Simmental Association Convention. Please keep your eyes open for the latest information, as this will be another great opportunity to take part in a leading national youth event!

2017 Provincial Classics
Alberta Wild Rose Classic: July 20-23, 2017 Lacombe, AB
Saskatchewan Tiger Lily Classic: August 1-5, 2017 Prince Albert, SK
Quebec Junior Beef Show: July 6-9, 2017 Brome, QC
Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup:  August 4-6, 2017 Neepawa, MB
Maritime YCSA Classic: Sept 22-24, 2017 Windsor, NS
Ontario Trillium Classic: July 21-23, 2017 Metcalfe, ON

Like us on Facebook under "Young Canadian Simmental Association and you can stay connected to the YCSA and follow us through the events and be up to date on opportunities that are available!
The Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation Board met in Calgary in March. Plans are under way for our AGM and Fundraising Auction to be held in conjunction with the CSA AGM in Fredericton, NB. 

The auction committee has been busy gathering items for the event.  Embryos, semen, artwork, jewelry, home décor, sporting tickets, limited edition items and more are being offered. Thank you to those that have already made a commitment to the auction. Annette Cross, Black Cattle Company, Bohrson Marketing, Bova Tech, Canadian Simmental Assoc., CDM Simmentals, Delta Genomics, DLMS, Don Jenkins, Dorran Marketing, Farmfair International, Ferme Gagnon, Ferme Sibelle, Flad Racing, Flying F Ranch, Foxylady Cattle, Freylawny Farms,  Glarro Farms, Greenback Cattle Company,  High Country Cattle Services, Jo-Dreen Farms, Krista Whalen Photography, Lewis Farms, Lobster Point Properties, MRL Ranching, Mutch Farms, National YCS, New Holland, Oceanbrae Farms, Pine Creek Simmentals, The Cow Barn, Timberwood Farms, Transcon Livestock, Tryon Simmentals, Whiskey River Stock Farm, Windy Knoll Farms. 

If you would like to donate to the auction or know more about how you can become involved, please contact any of the board members (information found on our webpage at www.friendsofsimmental.com or contact the committee through Deanne Young 780-696-3643, Lacey Fisher 902-664-6206 . All donations to the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. Thank you to all of those that have donated, we look forward to having a great time in Fredericton supporting youth in Agriculture.
Office Holiday Schedule
The CSA office will be closed for the following 2017 holidays.

Good Friday - Friday, April 14th  
Victoria Day - Monday, May 22nd
Canada Day (in lieu) - Monday, July 3rd 
Civic Holiday - Monday, August 7th
Labour Day - Monday, September 4th
Thanksgiving - Monday, October 9th
Christmas - Monday, December 25th
In lieu of Remembrance Day - Tuesday, December 26th