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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
(639) 314-4613

Programs Coordinator
(506) 324-4825   

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

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Canadian Simmental Association Enewsletter
January 2018
In This Issue


THE - Online Simmental.com Users:  Entering Birth Information
There are two ways in which you can enter calf records using the Online system. The examples below are assuming the Online user is entering 2018-born (F- year letter) calves.
 Option 1: 
My Herd 
My Inventory 

My Posted Inventory - 2018
  • Using your mouse, click on the word "Calving" to the right of the Dam that is listed on your screen.  This will open the entry screen and populate the Dam Reg number field automatically.
  • After entering the birth details click on the "Save" button to save the calf record, hit the "Back" button located in the top-left area of your screen and continue with the next Dam.
Note: If you are entering multiple calf records (e.g. Twins, triplets, or embryos), you must use Option 2 below.

Option 2: 
My Performance 
My Calving (2018 Display Year)
  • Click the "Add" button to enter the calf information.  If you choose this method, you must enter the dam tattoo or 6-digit registration number in the entry-field.
  • Click the "Save" button to save the entered birth information.
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
The 2018 Spring run of the CSA genetic evaluation is now live within the CSA registry system and the new EPDs are now online.
Click here to view them online.

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! 

All personalized Simmental RFID back button tags must be purchased through the CCIA office, the CSA office doesn't not carry tags in stock and cannot process any orders. Contact CCIA at 1-877-909-2333 to order.

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 


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

**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.

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 are available until January 25th! Click here to register!
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!
Welcome to 2018. The last few years have been ones of growth and development for the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation. Due to the tremendous support of our annual Foundation Auction held in conjunction with the Canadian Simmental Association Annual Conference, along with private donations to the FCSF we have been able to sustain and increase our scholarship contributions and support of the National Youth Program - YCS.  We thank you for your continued support.

In 2018 we will again be hosting our annual fundraising Auction at the annual conference in Olds, Alberta in August 2018. We will be forming a working committee in the next few weeks and welcome anyone that would like to work on this project. As well if you have an item, genetics, product that you would like to contribute to the auction, we would be interested in visiting with you.  Donators receive a charitable tax receipt for the amount that the item brings in the auction. Please contact Deanne Young at 780-542-0855 or [email protected] for more information.

Our Lot 1 - a bred heifer that will lead of the evenings events has generously been donated by Lewis Farms, Spruce Grove, Alberta. The Friend of the Foundation for 2018 will be the Lewis Family. They have been supporters of the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation since our inception. We very much appreciate their donation and look forward to hearing more about Lot 1.
Office Holiday Schedule
The Canadian Simmental Association's office will be closed for the following 2018 holidays.
Family Day - Monday, February 19th
Good Friday - Friday, March 30th
Victoria Day - Monday, May 21st
Canada Day - Monday, July 2nd
Labour Day - Monday, September 3rd
Civic Holiday - Wednesday, August 1st
Labour Day - Monday, September 3rd
Thanksgiving - Monday, October 8th
Christmas - Tuesday, December 25th & Wednesday, December 26th