Canadian Simmental Association Enewsletter
THE HERD LETTER FOR 2019 IS "G"
Transfer of Embryos
The CSA office can now email you a Transfer of Embryo Ownership PDF which you may sign electronically and email back to the office.
Click here for the online form.
Neogen Canada Inc. Test Sample Options
As reported in previous e-news articles, our lab has replaced hair collection envelopes with hair and blood cards, plus now a tissue collection option.
Allflex Tissue Applicators and Tissue Sampling Units (TSU) are available to order through the CSA Office. We will invoice your CSA account and your order will be
shipped directly to you from Neogen Canada in Edmonton.
Applicators are $45 + taxes, TSU Sample Units are $2.25 each + taxes and are available in boxes of 10, or 100 by special request.
to view how to use the TSU Applicators and collect samples.
The CSA office also carries the basic hair and blood DNA sample cards and will send to members for the cost of shipping.
Effective May 1, 2019, Neogen will be charging a service fee to their testing cost for all loose or taped hair samples that are sent without a hair card
Click here to view how to properly collect hair and blood samples.
Total Herd Enrollment (THE) Billing (1st Installment)
Total Herd Enrollment (THE) participants was billed for the 1st THE installment on April 1st for 2019 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).
New Online Member Customers Report
Online Members can now view 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.
IMPORTANT MOTIONS MADE AT 2019 SPRING BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS
The following motions were approved at the 2019 Spring Board of Directors Meetings in March. Please review the motions below as it might affect you for breeding season and registration.
Implement AI Sire Program
The board has implemented a AI Sire program that limits registrations on progeny from bulls identified as exclusive use only semen. The cost will be $150 per bull and will require signatures from the bull owner(s) and semen rights owner(s).
Parentage Verification on ET Calves
June 1, 2019, all Embryo Transplant (ET) calves will require a parentage verification DNA test in order to process registrations with the CSA.
SIMMENTAL ONLINE- DID YOU KNOW?
How To Save & File Reports Electronically
The CSA Online system has always been able to convert reports to PDF so they could be saved to the Hard Drive and not printed each time.
the reports are PDF and electronic, so there is no need to print and they can be saved to the hard drive. The method varies based on the PDF viewer you are using and you data can be exported for electronic extract of data to send to other programs if necessary.
Below is the PDF help from the online about PDFs and Adobe.
You Can Print Your Ultrasound Performance Report!
Ultrasound Performance Reports are printed in Calf ID/Tattoo order. Members have options, as below, to print Online ultrasound reports in the order that best suits their management style.
New Online Member Reports Are Now Available
- Buyers History - Online Members can now view 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.
- Enrolled Herd Listing Report can now be found under My Reports
2019 CSA DIRECTOR ELECTION PROCESS & NOMINATION FORMS
2019 Election Process & Nomination form for election to the CSA Board of Directors can be found at
Three Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) Director Positions Open
A total of three CSA Director positions are open in three regions as follows:
Alberta (one seat): Roger Deeg (eligible for re-election)
Saskatchewan (one seat): Marlin LeBlanc (eligible for re-election)
Ontario (one seat): Larry Barkley (eligible for re-election)
SIMMENTAL COUNTRY NEWS
To book your advertising space
Please call Randy @ 403-540-5949 or Sue @ 403-793-0409
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 Sue
For a listing of Simmental events visit the Simmental Country website.
CSA CONVENTION AND AGM
August 7-11, 2019 Saint- Hyacinthe, Quebec
Thursday August 8, 2019 - A bus tour through Quebec City
Saturday August 10, 2019 - CSA AGM & CSA Banquet in conjunction with the FCSF Fundraising Auction
for a complete schedule.
FRIENDS OF CANADIAN SIMMENTAL FOUNDATION
Interested in Donating an item to this year's Foundation Auction?
Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation is a Registered Canadian Charity focused on three key areas: youth development, scholarships and research. Our main source of funding for the Foundation has been through our Annual Auction held in conjunction with the Annual meeting of the Canadian Simmental Association. We will be holding the 13th Annual Foundation Auction, Saturday August 10
Donators will receive recognition in the Simmental Country magazine, e-newsletters, the FCSF website, auction sale
, social media and during the event. The auction is broad casted around the world, live on
Donators will receive a charitable tax receipt for the amount the item sells for.
If you are interested in donating an item in this year's Auction please email firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUNG CANADIAN SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION
SAVE THE DATE! YCSA National Classic August 7-11, 2019 in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec!
The 2018 National YCSA Classic will be proudly hosted in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec August 7-11, 2019. The Classic will be held in conjunction with the 2019 Canadian Simmental Association Convention. Please keep your eyes open for the latest information, as this will be another fantastic opportunity to take part in a leading national youth event!
If you are interested in being a sponsor of the National Classic, please email email@example.com.
CSA OFFICE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Office Holiday Schedule
Friday- April 19th- Good Friday
Monday- May 20th- Victoria Day
Monday- July 1st- Canada Day
Monday- August 5th- Civic Holiday
Monday- September 2nd- Labour Day
Monday- October 14th- Thanksgiving
Monday- November 11th- Remembrance Day
Wednesday- December 25th- Christmas Day