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Meghan Black
Simmental Country Sales Representative

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Bruce Holmquist
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(506) 324-4825   

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(780) 818-3452
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Garth Rancier
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Blair McRae
Second Vice-President

Canadian Simmental Association Enewsletter
August 2017
In This Issue

The Maritime Simmental Association is proud to be hosting this year's CSA Annual Convention from August 10th to the 13th in Fredericton, New Brunswick at the Fredericton Exhibition Grounds. There are many exciting events being planned for this weekend including the CSA AGM, YCSA National Classic, Simmental Innovations Symposium & FCSF Foundation Auction.

Schedule of Events
For a schedule of events for the 2017 CSA Convention & YCSA National Classic click  here .

Camping available at the Fredericton Exhibition Grounds
Reserve through Lacey Fisher at timberwoodfarms@seasidehighspeed.com 


Viewing SNP/DNA Results Using the Internet
CSA staff have been receiving a number of inquiries regarding the status of DNA results for both registered & unregistered animals.
We would like to remind our members that they can inquire about the status of DNA tests that are being conducted for their animals by using either the Online System or the Pedigree Search function on the CSA website.
Depending on the animal that you are wanting to inquire about, Online Simmental users can obtain this information by logging into their system and navigating under either of the three areas listed below and clicking on the link named View . Once the animal details are displayed click on the tab named "Lab Results".
My Herd
                My Registered Males
                My Registered Females
                My Un-Registered Calves
Example: "My Registered Males" - from the Online System

Example: "Pedigree Search" - from the CSA Website
Note: In order to use this inquiry method, the animal must be registered in the CSA Herd Book.

Animal Name Change
When submitting the Name Change form, if the paper is not on hold for transfer then will require the original paper to be reprinted. Will require the signature of Original Owner of the animal as that member is the one to give the permission. This animal cannot have any registered progeny. The cost for name change is $30.00 plus Taxes. 


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

Click here for how to order your Canadian Simmental CCIA approved back button RFID Tags!

Canadian Simmental CCIA approved back button RFID tags are now available for purchase and we want to see your tags in action! 
Post images of your tagged calves with your Simmental back buttons on our Facebook page using the hashtag 


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 during these events. Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to join the excitement!

Watch for 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 rerickson@simmental.com

Click here for information on the 2017 Simmental Federation of the Americas Conference!

Thank you to our current sponsors of the 2017 Federation of the Americas Conference!
Please contact Rae-Lee for sponsorship opportunities!


October Simmental Country Advertising Deadline  - September 1st!!!
Contact Ryan  (780) 818-3452 to reserve your spot today!!

**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!

**NEW Simmental Country Pricing
As of October 1st new pricing will take into effect for Simmental Country advertising. 
Simmental Country Pricing Changes- Effective October 2017 Issue
Simmental Country Pricing
Full page             $ 1050.00
½ page                $600.00
¼ page                $400.00
Card ad             $400.00
Commercial Country Pricing
Full page          $1300.00   
½ page              $950.00  
¼ page              $650.00  
Contract Information
Contracts are available for 4 issue full pages, 7 issue full pages and 7 issue 1/2 page. Please contact Ryan Cook for further questions.
Click here for contract information.
2017 Photo Contest

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  mblack@simmental.com .
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.

A reminder to all the Provincial and Regional Associations that all Simmental cattle need to be tattooed and registered not only to qualify for points but as per CSA regulation rules at all shows. It is up to each association to ensure that registration papers and tattoos are being checked.
The CSA AOE program promotes and recognizes the top Simmental bulls and females that are exhibited at shows across the country each year. 

For rules and regulations click here.

Below is a list of the Provincial Awards of Excellence Qualifying Shows for 2017:
British Columbia
- Nechako Valley Exhibition, Vanderhoof, BC.  August 18 -20, 2017
- IPE, Armstrong, BC August 30 - September 3, 2017 
-  Olds Fall Classic, Olds, AB, October 6-8, 2017
-  Farmfair International, Edmonton, AB, November 8-11, 2017
- Lloydminster Stockade Roundup, Lloydminster, SK, November 1-4, 2017
- Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK, November 20 - 25, 2017
- MSA Summer Simmental Show, Harding, MB, July 21, 2017
- Manitoba Ag Ex, Brandon, MB, October 26-29, 2017
-  Lindsay Exhibition, Lindsay, ON, September 20 - 24, 2017
-  Carp Fair, Carp, ON, September 22 - 24, 2017
-  The Royal Winter Fair, Toronto, ON, November 3 - 12, 2017
-  Brome Fair, Brome, QC, September 1-4, 2017
-  Shawville Fair, Shawville, QC, September 1-4, 2017
-  Expo Boeuf, Victoriaville, QC, October 7-9, 2017
-          Heritage Beef Classic in Windsor, NS -September 23-24, 2017 
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. 


2017 YCSA National Classic Service Project
2017 Provincial Classics
Saskatchewan Tiger Lily Classic: August 1-5, 2017 Prince Albert, SK
Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup:  August 4-6, 2017 Neepawa, MB
Maritime YCSA Classic: Sept 22-24, 2017 Windsor, NS

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!
There are some really interesting donations in the 2017 FCSF Auction. Thank you to all of our donators for their generous support. If you would like the opportunity to own the donation bred heifer from Tryon Simmentals - the Frank Robblee Family, you can pre-order tickets from any Foundation Board member for $20 per ticket. The heifer being donated is a daughter of Sibelle Dirty Harry 25Z and Frank's top cow Tryon Gabi FF27U. She was bred to JNR's Philosophy on April 29th. Tickets will also be auctioned the evening of the sale. For each $20 you bid you will receive one ticket. Proceeds from the auction support scholarships, youth development and research. Proceeds from this year's sale will go directly to the National Young Canadian Simmental Program (YCSA) and our scholarship program.

You can also view the catalog on the CSA website - www.simmental.com, or the Friends of Canadian Simmental website at www.friendsofsimmental.com. The auction includes art work, coin collections, unique genetics, children toys, marketing opportunities and more. The auction can also be viewed the evening of August 12 at www.dlms.ca. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Fredericton, New Brunswick. For more information please contact Deanne Young at 780-542-0855.
If you would like to learn more about the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation and the work that we are doing, please join us at our Annual General Meeting, to be held in conjunction with the Canadian Simmental Association meeting on Saturday August 12, 2017.  
Office Holiday Schedule
The CSA office will be closed for the following 2017 holidays.
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