Canadian Simmental Association Enewsletter
THE HERD LETTER FOR 2019 IS "G"
Transfer of Embryos
The CSA office can now email you a Transfer of Embryo Ownership PDF which you may sign electronically and email back to the office.
Click here for the online form.
Neogen Canada Inc. Test Sample Options
As reported in previous e-news articles, our lab has replaced hair collection envelopes with hair and blood cards, plus now a tissue collection option.
Allflex Tissue Applicators and Tissue Sampling Units (TSU) are available to order through the CSA Office. We will invoice your CSA account and your order will be
shipped directly to you from Neogen Canada in Edmonton.
Applicators are $45 + taxes, TSU Sample Units are $2.25 each + taxes and are available in boxes of 10, or 100 by special request.
to view how to use the TSU Applicators and collect samples.
The CSA office also carries the basic hair and blood DNA sample cards and will send to members for the cost of shipping.
Neogen will be implementing a service fee shortly to their testing cost for all loose or taped hair samples that are sent without a hair card.
Click here to view how to properly collect hair and blood samples.
Duplicate Certificates of Registration
In the event a Certificate of Registration is lost or destroyed, a duplicate Certificate of Registration may be issued upon receipt by the Association of a declaration prepared by the registered owner, showing to the satisfaction of the Association that the original Certificate of Registration was in fact, lost or destroyed.
The form can be found on the website under Forms, Duplicate Certificate.
New Online Member Customers Report
Online Members can now view their buyers history under online tools - NEW!! Buyer History.
This report includes and can be sorted by buyer name, address, Herd (Account Number), dates of sale, gender and number of head.
Changes to AI Sires
The CSA has recently implemented a program to control the registration of calves from AI sires that are deemed to be for exclusive use.
Currently, CSA members must either own or have authorization from the owner in order to register calves from Natural Services Sires. The new AI Sire Permitting Program (ASPP), which was approved at the March CSA board meeting, will allow owners of sires and the semen rights owners to enroll a sire to the ASPP program. The owner(s) of the sire must pay a $150 enrolment fee which will restrict registration activity to those users that have permission from the sires owner(s).
In order to qualify for the program, the ASPP sire must also meet the standard AI sire requirements of the association, be Canadian or export qualified semen (not owner's use). This is not a semen certificate program and only sires that are deemed to be for "exclusive use" should consider it. It is the responsibility of the semen seller and/or purchaser to inquire about registration of offspring with the CSA.
Forms for the program are located at www.simmental.com under the registry tab, or by following the links below.
WATCH YOUR MAILBOXES IN EARLY MAY FOR YOUR CSA DIRECTOR ELECTION BALLOT
A total of 3 CSA director positions were open in three regions for the upcoming 2019 CSA AGM.
At the nomination
deadline two of the three positions have been declared by acclamation.
CSA Director from Alberta, Roger Deeg and CSA Director from Saskatchewan Marlin LeBlanc will both be elected by acclamation for
second terms at the conclusion of the AGM held on August 10, 2019.
In the region of Ontario one position is open with three CSA members running for election, Larry Barkley is seeking his second term, Tina Hiddink and Shane Williams are seeking their first terms.
All CSA members and YCSA members who are eighteen years of age and older from all regions are eligible to vote for the director nominees from Ontario. Once you receive your Election Ballot in the mail please be sure to read all the directions carefully, Once completed seal only your ballot in the "Ballot Secrecy Envelope" and use the
pre-addressed return envelopes and mail your completed Ballot to the Canadian Simmental Association postmarked no later then June 11, 2019.
FOR A LIMITED TIME, CSA IS OFFERING A REDUCED DNA COST ON THE HEIFERS
For more information contact the CSA Office
(403)250-7979 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SIMMENTAL ONLINE- DID YOU KNOW?
How To Save & File Reports Electronically
The CSA Online system has always been able to convert reports to PDF so they could be saved to the Hard Drive and not printed each time.
the reports are PDF and electronic, so there is no need to print and they can be saved to the hard drive. The method varies based on the PDF viewer you are using and you data can be exported for electronic extract of data to send to other programs if necessary.
Below is the PDF help from the online about PDFs and Adobe.
You Can Print Your Ultrasound Performance Report!
Ultrasound Performance Reports are printed in Calf ID/Tattoo order. Members have options, as below, to print Online ultrasound reports in the order that best suits their management style.
New Online Member Reports Are Now Available
- Buyers History - Online Members can now view their buyers history under online tools - NEW!! Buyer History. This report includes and can be sorted by buyer name, address, Herd (Account Number), dates of sale, gender and number of head.
- Enrolled Herd Listing Report can now be found under My Reports
SIMMENTAL COUNTRY NEWS
To book your advertising space
Please call Randy @ 403-540-5949 or Sue @ 403-793-0409
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 Sue
For a listing of Simmental events visit the Simmental Country website.
CSA CONVENTION AND AGM
AUGUST 7-11, 2019,
Canadian Simmental Convention Full Schedule of Events
Below is the complete registration form, visit our website to print off and complete. Early registration deadline July 15th and final registration deadline is August 1st.
FRIENDS OF CANADIAN SIMMENTAL FOUNDATION
Plans are underway for an exciting time in Quebec this summer. The Annual Foundation Auction will take place Saturday August 10th in St-Hyacinthe, QC.
Thank you to those who have already come forward with Auction Donations!
Canadian Sires/ Deeg Simmentals
Canadian Western Agribition
Pine Creek Simmentals
Harvie Crest Cattle Co
R-Plus Simmentals & Jetstream Livestock
High Country Cattle Services
Czechmate Livestock / Dirt Road Chic
Anchor D Ranch
Bow Valley Genetics
Hi Tech Simmentals
Black Cattle Co
Boot Hill Gallery
Bova-Tech LTD. Embryo Transplants
Talbot Marketing - Tim Kirklin
Broken Arrow Cattle Co/ Jamieson Genetics
Red Sorrel Photography/ Pieschel Farms
SIBL Simmentals/ CRM Simmentals/ R Plus
Clinique Veterinaire Centre-du-Quebec Inc
BBBG Simmental Group
Canadian Simmental Association
Simmental Country Magazine
Select Sires Genervation
If you are interested in donating an item in this year's Auction please email email@example.com
YOUNG CANADIAN SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION
The 2019 National YCSA Classic will be proudly hosted in Saint-Hyacinthe, QC August 7-11, 2019.
The Classic will be held in conjunction with the 2019 Canadian Simmental Association Convention.
Online registrations will be open the middle of May.
Also, don't miss out on your provincial YCSA shows!
CSA OFFICE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Office Holiday Schedule
Monday- May 20th- Victoria Day
Monday- July 1st- Canada Day
Monday- August 5th- Civic Holiday
Monday- September 2nd- Labour Day
Monday- October 14th- Thanksgiving
Monday- November 11th- Remembrance Day
Wednesday- December 25th- Christmas Day