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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
Eastern Sales 
Jane Crawford
(519) 317-5263
Board of Directors
Garth Rancier
First Vice-President
Blair McRae
Second Vice-President
Canadian Simmental Association Enewsletter
November 2016
In This Issue



Online User Support: Requesting Buyer Numbers from the CSA Office
We would like to commend our Online Users for the impeccable detail that is demonstrated when submitting their "Requests For Buyer Numbers". While processing your requests we have noticed that some users are submitting multiple requests for the same buyer. Only one request per individual buyer is necessary. The CSA Registry staff process your requests as they arrive in the cansim@simmental.com  inbox. Therefore, if your requests are sent after 4:00pm (MDT - Mountain Daylight Time), you will receive an email reply the following day.

Submitting Non-Simmentals
When submitting Non-Simmentals you do not have to fill out the Import Application.  If you have the SNP Breeder Copy from the required Lab send that along with the pedigree that you had submitted.


Member Submission Deadline Dates for Genetic Evaluation
In order for data to be included in CSA Genetic Evaluations, it must be received by the CSA office by November 1st for the Spring Evaluation and by May 15th for the Fall Evaluation.

January Commercial Country Advertising Deadline  - December 1st!!!
Contact Ryan  or  Jane to reserve your spot today!!
**New For 2017
Within 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.  
2016 Fall Simmental Sale Results
To have your fall sale results listed in the 2017 February Issue of Simmental Country please contact Meghan for our template.
Membership Announcements
Please send any membership announcements to  mblack@simmental.com .
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.

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 Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 scholarships. There were 24 very qualified applications this year. Through the fundraising efforts of the past few years the scholarships have been increased to a total of $12,000. The following youth are this year's recipients. Congratulations and we wish them well in their educational studies.
  • Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation - $3,000 - Justin Rosadiuk, Alberta & Brittany Barkley, Ontario
  • Dr. Dixon - $2,000 - Brianne Harland, Saskatchewan & Matthew Edwards, Alberta
  • Trevor Vance - $2,000 - Carson Rodgers, Manitoba
For the full press release please click here.
We will showcase each of these recipients on our website at www.simmentalfoundation.com and in an upcoming Simmental Country issue.
Looking for a Unique Christmas Gift
The Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation are selling a limited edition of 10 prints of the photo that was used on the cover of our 2015 and 2016 Foundation Catalog. This 16" x 20" photo is on canvas. Orders can be emailed to friendsofsimmental@gmail.com . These limited edition prints sell for $400 + GST and shipping. This is a great way to support the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation. Orders must be received by December 1 to guarantee delivery for Christmas.
2017 Friend of Canadian Simmental Foundation
We are pleased to announce the 2017 Friend of Canadian Simmental Foundation and the donator of the Lot 1 bred heifer in the 2017 Foundation Auction as Tyron Simmentals - Frank Robblee, Crapaud, PEI. We are very honoured to host the 2017 Charity Auction in New Brunswick next August. The donation from Tryon Simmentals will be a feature in what we anticipate to be one of the most exciting auctions to date. Thank you to Frank and his family. Watch for more details in the months ahead. Tyron joins these previous Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation recipients:
2016 - MRL Ranching, SK
2015 - Elm Tree Farms - ON
2014 - Bonchuk Farms - MB
2013 - R Plus Simmentals - SK
2012 - Gibbons Farms - ON and More Bros. - MB
Office Holiday Schedule
The CSA office will be closed for the following 2016 holidays.
Remembrance Day - Friday, November 11th
Christmas (in lieu) - Monday, December 26th
New Year's Day (in lieu) -  Monday, January 2, 2017