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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
(403) 988-8676

Programs Coordinator
(506) 324-4825   

Simmental Country Sales Representative
(780) 818-3452
Eastern Sales 
Jane Crawford
(519) 317-5263
Board of Directors
Garth Rancier
First Vice-President
Blair McRae
Second Vice-President

Canadian Simmental Association Enewsletter
March 2017
In This Issue


Do your Herd Sires have DNA?  
Now is the time to make sure all your natural service sires have been DNA tested. If you have purchased any bulls, it is your responsibility to ensure they have DNA on file in accordance with CSA bylaws.
As of January 1, 2015 - all Natural Service sires must have a minimum 50K density profile on file at Delta Genomics.
The genotyping incentive program is still in effect.  Therefore, you may contact the CSA association via email or fax to order your high density test kit at the current price of $50 (+ taxes).

Applications for registration of animals born in Canada.
The application for registration of an animal born in Canada must be in the form prescribed by the Association and must be accompanied with the prescribed fee.
The first owner shall be the applicant of registration.
The application must contain such information about the animal being registered and the sire and dam of the animal being registered as may be required from time to time by the Association.
Animals born in Canada cannot be registered in a foreign country prior to being registered in Canada.

The Canadian Simmental Association is excited to introduce the Simmental personalized back button RFID tags coming in the spring of 2017 (pending final approval from the CFIA)!

A personalized back button will provide Simmental influenced cattle with identification in the sale ring, at feedlots, and throughout the beef value chain. The identification that this back button provides will also help identify the quality of cattle that our breeders and CSA members take great pride in.

Tag orders can only be made through the CCIA Office. The Canadian Simmental Office will not be able to process any orders. 

The CSA's personalized RFID tags are manufactured by Allflex and will be distinguished by a blue color with the Simmental "S" icon and half Canadian flag in the center.

Qualification Policy
To purchase the CSA's personalized RFID tags buyers must be a CSA member in good standing and or have purchased a Simmental bull in the last two years that was transferred to their name.

The CSA's RFID tags will be available to order through your account on the CCIA website, or by phone at 1-877-909-2333.
A bag of 25- $78.00 or a box of 100- $292.00, and applicable taxes
All orders of the Simmental RFID tags must be approved by the CSA office before being released to the buyers. Tag orders will be issued by premise and not by ownership of cattle.
If you have any questions regarding the CSA's RFID tag, please contact;
Rae-Lee Erickson
Canadian Simmental Office

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 these events. Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to join the excitement!
OYCSA Trillium Classic
Lindsay, ON
July 21-23, 2017
New Brunswick
CSA Convention, AGM &
YCSA National Show
Fredericton, NB
August 10-13 2017
Prince Edward Island
Old Home Week
Charottetown, PEI
August 18-19, 2017
British Columbia
Armstrong Fair
Armstong, BC
August 30 - September 3, 2017
Nova Scotia
Heritage Beef Classic
Windsor, NS
September 23-24, 2017
Exbo Boeuf
Victoriaville, QC
October 6-8, 2017
Brandon, MB
October 25-28, 2017
Farmfair International
Edmonton, AB
November 8-11, 2017
Canadian Western Agribition & National Simmental Show
Regina, SK
November 20-24, 2017
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]

50th Anniversary Historical Video
The Canadian Simmental Association needs your help!
The CSA would like to put together a 50th Anniversary historical video, showcasing all Simmental memories from the past 50 years!
Please send any videos, pictures and other material to [email protected] or directly to the CSA Office!

Spring Simmental Country Advertising Deadline  - April 1st!!!
Contact Ryan  or  Jane to reserve your spot today!!
Spring Issue Special!
1 full page in the Spring Issue of Simmental Country for the price of $500 (HALF PRICED) which MUST include your 2017 Bull Sale Results!
**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!
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.

YCSA Leadership Conference

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!

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!
Happy spring from the Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation. Time is going by quickly, and our annual meeting and Charity Auction Fundraiser will be here before we know it. The events will take place with the AGM of the Canadian Simmental Association this August in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

The auction committee is starting to gather items for the event. We are very excited for the items that are coming forward. A limited Edition belt buckle to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Canadian Simmentals in Canada, Oiler tickets, art work, genetics and unique children's toys. Watch for details on the bred heifer from Tryon Simmentals in the next few weeks.

If you would like to donate to the auction or would like to know more about how you can become involved, please contact any of the board members (information found on our webpage at www.friendsofsimmental.com) or contact the committee through Deanne Young 780-696-3643 or Lacey Fisher 902-664-6206. All donations to the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. Thank you to all of those that have donated, we look forward to having a great time in Fredericton supporting this great cause.
Office Holiday Schedule
The CSA office will be closed for the following 2017 holidays.
Family Day - Monday, February 20th 
Good Friday - Friday, April 14th  
Victoria Day - Monday, May 22nd
Canada Day (in lieu) - Monday, July 3rd 
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