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Calgary, AB T2E 7C4
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Tel: (403) 250-7979
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Meghan Black
Simmental Country Sales Representative

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Bruce Holmquist
(639) 314-4613

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(506) 324-4825   

Simmental Country Sales Representative
(780) 818-3452
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Garth Rancier
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Blair McRae
Second Vice-President

Canadian Simmental Association Enewsletter
December 2017
In This Issue
May your homes be filled with the magic and joy of Christmas, and peace and prosperity be yours in 2018.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the CSA Board of Directors and Staff.
Office Holiday Schedule
The CSA office will be closed for the following 2017 & 2018 holidays.
Christmas - Monday, December 25th & Tuesday, December 26th
New Years Day - Monday, January 1st
Delta Genomics offices will be closed Friday, December 22 at 11:30am MST until Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
  • Samples received at Delta by December 19th will be shipped out for testing.
  • Samples received at Delta after December 19th will be shipped out on January 3, 2018.
CSA members are responsible to allow extra time for testing to be completed as a result of Delta's Christmas holiday hours.
Please plan for a 4-6 week turn around time once the lab receives your sample.


Total Herd Enrollment Deadline 
The DEADLINE to enroll your 2018 THE (Total Herd Enrollment) at the best rate is Friday, December 15, 2017. Fees for enrollment received by this date is $22.00/head plus taxes, payable in two installments.

Online Simmental.com users benefit by saving $2.00/head for each cow enrolled through their online program.

Enrollments received between December 16, 2017 and February 15, 2018 will be charged an additional $5.00/head plus taxes, payable April 1, 2018.

The cost to enroll after February 15, 2018 is $38.00/head plus taxes, payable upon submission. 

If you have any questions please contact the Canadian Simmental Association office toll free at 1-888-860-6051 or 403-250-7979.

Genetic Evaluation Update
Genetic evaluation data has gone off to IGS on November 15th. We are expecting new results back in December, when they will be reviewed, new breed averages and trends calculated and the EPD updated in the system. An eblast will go out once the new results are reviewed and released.

As we approach calving season, it is also the time that we consider yearling bulls and heifers for our replacement/ sales pens. For those interested in obtaining information on carcass merit, ultrasound scanning can be an affordable option and may provide additional marketing opportunities. If you already scan, consider scanning heifers as they provide more information on marbling than the bulls, and will also bring that carcass record with them into your cowherd. Barn sheets can be printed from the online system, and scans can be taken by a certified technician between 300 and 440 days of age.

Watch for information and news as IGS and CSA moves toward full implementation of the BOLT genetic evaluation. This exciting development will increase the speed and accuracy of genetic evaluation. While some animals will see changes in their EPD and the accuracy of their EPD, the new BOLT evaluation will provide EPD that are as close to the animal's "True Genetic Potential" as is possible with the science we have available today.

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! 

We Want to See Your Calves Tagged With Simmental Pride!
Post images of your tagged calves with your Simmental back buttons on our Facebook page using the hashtag 


February Issue of Simmental Country Advertising Deadline  - January 1st!!
Contact Ryan  (780) 818-3452 to reserve your spot today!!

2017 Fall Simmental Sale Results
To have your fall sale results listed in the 2018 February Issue of Simmental Country please contact Meghan for our template!

**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.
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.

Thank you to the sponsors for the 2017 Simmental Federation of Americas Conference!


Congratulations to all those that exhibited Simmental cattle this year along with the winners of the first Canadian Simmental Association's Award of Excellence Female and Bull!

The top 10 AOE Females of 2017 were:
#10 - CDM Ms Dream Date 7E - Owned By CDM Simmentals with 68 points
#9 - Barlee Honey Bear 1E - Owned By Barlee Simmentals with 71 points
#8 - New Trend Class Act 3E - Owned By New Trend Cattle Co with 74 points
#7 - Early Sunset Queen 8C - Owned By Tableland Cattle Co with 74 points
#6 - Academy Hill Azula 5A - Owned By Alliance Simmental Farms with 77 points
#5 - JF Ebonys Joy 1217Y - Owned By Donovandale Farms with 93 points
#4 - Boss Lake Miss Elle 638D - Owned By Boss Lake Genetics and Ty-D Livestock with 100 points
#3 - CMS Soda Pop 425B - Owned By Black Gold Simmentals with 103 points
#2 - New Trend Karizma 5C - Owned By New Trend Cattle Co with 119 points
#1 - Barlee Lexi Lou 1C - Owned By Barlee Simmentals with 165 points

The top 10 AOE Bulls of 2017 were:
#10 - Ty-Ds Witch Doctor 11E - Owned By Ty-D Livestock with 50 points
#9 - JT Greater Consensus 113E - Owned By JT Livestock Ltd with 54 points
#8 - Donovandale Doctor Duke - Owned By Donovandale Farms with 54 points 
#7 - Donovandale Carlos - Owned By Donovandale Farms with 63 points
#6 - Donovandale Bailout - Owned By Donovandale Farms with 70 points
#5 - RJY Chip 18E - Owned By High Country Cattle with 76 points
#4 - VCLDagger 605D - Owned By Double Bar D Farms with 90 points
#3 - RJY Casino 11C - Owned By High Country Cattle & Shelley and Ron Reich with 101 points
#2 - BGS/BM Captain Scream 63D - Owned By Black Gold Simmentals & Canadian Sires with 109 points
#1 - KDL Dunraven Dude - Owned By Dunraven Simmentals with 131 points

Save The Date!
YCSA Leadership Conference Is Back With A New Name!
What: Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM Conference)
Where: Calgary, AB
When: February 22 - 24, 2018
Who: Any youth 14-25 years of age - you do not need to be a YCSA member to attend!
The conference is open to youth 14-25 years of age as of January 1, 2018. You do not have to be a YCSA member to attend!

Features of this Conference will include a career panel, tour of Davis Rairdan, guest speakers Brenda Schoepp and Cody Creelman, tour of the Beef Center of Excellence and much more!

Online registrations will be avaliable December 15th!
If you are interested in being a sponsor of the event, please email [email protected].

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!
With the holiday season before us, the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation would like to thank all of those involved in our campaigns this year to grow and develop the Foundation. With your continued support we have been able to move forward with supporting youth through our scholarship programs, leadership development and research with our Platinum support of the technical day at the Federation of the Americas Conference.

Often during the holidays we look for positive,meaningful ways to contribute to organizations that we believe in and have a passion for. If you would like to see the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation grow, and help benefit youth in education, leadership and learning we ask that you please consider making a cash donation. As we are a registered Charity you will receive a charitable tax receipt. - Charity number #82695 with Revenue Canada 

How To Contribute
The most important members on the FCSF, are those who give their support through financial contributions. The tax-deductible contributions of Canadian Simmental Association members and partners who see the potential of the FCSF in bettering our Foundation make-up the vast majority of the FCSF support system. The most common methods of giving include traditional methods such as: cash donations, sponsorship and memorials.

Deductible Cash Donations
The Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation was established so that tax-deductible donations could be made by Canadian Simmental Association members, or by individuals who support programs for youth in Agriculture. Individual and corporate contributions can be made to the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation through several means of contributing avenues. Your investment will make a continuing difference in the future of the Simmental breed and the future of all youth in Agriculture.

Contributions to the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation provide helpful benefits to all youth in Agriculture. Below are just a few of the areas that the HYFA support.
  • Scholarships and Awards
  • Leadership training and development
  • Support of the National Young Canadian Simmental Program
  • Research and Development through technical training events.
Make your gift to the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation today; please make your check payable to:
Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation
#13, 4101-19th St. N.E. Calgary, AB, T2E 7C4
Donations can also be processed through your Canadian Simmental Association account by contacting the office at 403-250 - 7979.

2018 Friend of Canadian Simmental Foundation & Donation Heifer
We are pleased to announce the 2018 Friend of Canadian Simmental Foundation and donator of the Lot 1 heifer in the 2018 Foundation Auction to be Lewis Farms of Spruce Grove, Alberta. We are excited to host the 2018 Foundation Auction in Olds, Alberta next August. Watch for more details in the months ahead in anticipation to this exciting lot!

Lewis Farms Joins these previous Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation recipients:
2017: Tyron Simmentals, PEI
2016: MRL Ranching, SK
2015: Elm Tree Farms, ON
2014: Bonchuk Farms, MB
2013: R Plus Simmentals, SK
2012: Gibbon Farms, ON and More Bros, MB
For more information please contact:
Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation
#13 4101 - 19th St. N.E. Calgary, AB T2E 7C4
Phone: 1-403-250-7979 or email [email protected]