Reminder DNA for all your Natural (Walking) Sires
It is your responsibility to ensure the bulls you put to pasture or purchase
DNA on file.
The progeny from your natural sires are not eligible to be registered if there are no 50K SNP results on file
You can access the form to order your DNA requests at www.simmental.com proceed to the Registry tab choose Forms and then select DNA Form. You will find below access to a direct link to the form for your convenience.
for the LAB/TEST/DNA Request Form.
E-mail, fax or mail this form to the office and we will send you the required lab application and hair card/s for you to submit your hair sample/s to the lab.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND HAIR SAMPLES TO THE CSA OFFICE.
Safety reminders when working with your cattle
We are all aware of many safety features however during busy times we just need friendly reminders to keep us safe.
Remember that when you work cattle in an open pen or pasture, their blind spot is directly behind.
Put gates in the direction you want cattle to move in a pasture/paddock.
Reduce shadows, color contrasts, and noise. Shadows and odd color patterns may confuse and stop them. Cattle also balk at noise from dangling chains or rattling head gates.
If a bull starts to demonstrate signs of aggression stop what you are doing and get out of the pen. Exit slowly and calmly, keeping the bull in sight. Do not turn around and run.
Many times, bulls stomp, put their head down or arch their back before they attack.
Cattle have an excellent memory and can remember bad experiences and things related to fear. If a cow slipped and fell in a certain part of the farm, she may be extra hesitant next time she is there. For everyone's safety by patient and let her move through the area slowly and calmly.
Cattle like routine, keeping things consistent daily will keep cattle calm and comfortable.
Keep your family safe this summer. If the children are home for the summer provide them with boundaries of where it is safe to play. Remind your children the safety features of playing around machinery or livestock can be extremely dangerous.