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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
Board of Directors
Garth Rancier
First Vice-President
Blair McRae
Second Vice-President

Canadian Simmental Association Enewsletter
July 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.

For registration forms click  here .
Registration discount before July 15th!

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

Hotel Accommodation & Camping
CSA Convention Host Hotel: Delta Fredericton - BLOCK IS FULL

Rooms also available near the Fredericton Exhibition Center:
-  Best Western Plus Fredericton Hotel - (506) 455-8848
-  Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fredericton - (506) 459-0035
-  Comfort Inn - (506) 453-0800
-  Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Fredericton - (506) 462-4444

Camping available at the Fredericton Exhibition Grounds
Reserve through Lacey Fisher at [email protected] 


Registry Issue
CSA registration papers printed over the past few months contain a discrepancy where they only display one service sire on them for bred females that may have been bred to more than one bull during the breeding season. Although only one service sire was printed on the registration certificate you received, the CSA registry system does have the information stored in it that was sent to us at the time of transfer by the seller.

Maternal Upgrade Registration Requests
This is a friendly reminder for those members that require the CSA staff to enter Non-Simmental animals into our Herd Book.

The steps involved 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 results for any males that are being entered. 
 ** Important Note: If you were not the member that originally submitted the hair sample for the bull in question, you will have to obtain permission from those parties (or the CAA Registry staff) in order to obtain a copy of these results. Otherwise, this will delay the completion of the Non-SM pedigree entry.
3. For more information pertaining to Simmental fractions, please go to www.simmental.com and look under - ResourcesUpgrade Table

Animal Name Change
A member may request for animal name change, providing the animal does not have any registered progeny and the signature is the original owner.  Forms are located at www.simmental.com / Registry / Forms / Change of Animal Name

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 [email protected]

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!


September Commercial Country Advertising Deadline  - August 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  [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 has selected 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. 

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. 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!

Thank you to all sponsors to date for the 2016 YCSA National Classic. If you wish to become involved by being a sponsor please contact YCSA Coordinator Kelsey Manske at 306-291-7086 or YCSA President Dylan Foley at (613) 913-9423.

2017 YCSA National Classic Service Project
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 Lindsay, 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 2017 Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Fundraising Auction is just more than a month away. There are some really interesting donations.  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.

Catalogs will be mailed to all active CSA members. Yours should be arriving in your mailbox soon. 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