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

Canadian Simmental Association Enewsletter
November 2017
In This Issue

For a full week's worth of events join us for the Federation of Americas Conference! Be sure not to miss our 50th Anniversary Banquet Tuesday, November 21st.
Click here for a schedule of events.
Click here for the registration forms

For further questions please contact Rae-Lee Erickson.

Thanks to Our Sponsors for the 2017 Simmental Federation of Americas Conference!



Total Herd Enrollment (THE) Deadlines   
DEADLINE to enroll your 2018 THE (Total Herd Enrollment) herd at the best rate is December 15, 2017. Enrollments received by this date are $22.00/head (+ tax). Online Simmental.com users benefit by saving $2/head for each cow enrolled through their online program. Enrollments received by December 15, 2017 will be invoiced in two installments at April 1 and October 1, 2018.

Enrollments received between December 16, 2017 and February 15, 2018 will be charged an additional $5.00/head (+ tax) enrollment fee. Enrollments received during these dates will be invoiced the entire amount at April 1, 2018.
Enrollments received after February 15, 2018 are $38.00/head (+ tax).  Enrollments received after February 15, 2018 will be invoiced the entire amount when enrollments are entered.  Fee are not refundable with exception of 1st calf heifers.

2018 Total Herd Enrollment (THE) Instructions 
- For Online simmental.com   
Step 1 - Disposing/ Culling Females
  • Go into My Herd | My Inventory
  • Change the Display Year to 2018. Click the "Change" button
  • This will display a My Inventory - Pre-Post listing that displays five columns that are to be completed prior to posting your inventory.
  • Season (S/F) - refers to whether the dam will calve in either Spring or Fall (Default:S)
  • Brd Code - 100 (Bred AI or Natural), 109 - bred commercial. See Data Entry Codes link at the bottom of the online entry-screen.
  • Preg (Y/N) - Preg Tested - Yes, or No
Step 2 - Enrollng the Active Females in Your Herd
  • Ensure that you have gone through each page of listed females before clicking the Post Inventory button near the bottom of the last page.Note: Only click this once. You will notice the page numbers are shown at the botom of each listing and advancing to the next page forces a "Save" of the data that has been entered. Thus, on the last page click the Save button - prior to clicking the Post Inventory button.
  • This process will enroll the active females and display the My Posted Inventory list.
Step 3 - Entering Breeding
  • You can now enter the individual 2017 breeding dates for each enrolled female as you will now see the word "Edit" displayed to the right of each female on the My Posted Inventory listing.
Note: To speed up the entry process you can also use the My Breeding entry screen.  Go to My Herd | My Breeding. This allows you to update multiple exposures all at one time for a selected group of enrolled female

Enrolling Partnership-owned and Recently Purchased Females  
Partnership-owned dams do not print on the pre-printed Female Enrollment forms.  In addition, nor will they be listed under the "My Pre-Post Inventory - 2017" listing for our Online participants.  Please remember to email or call the office with the animal ID prior to the December 15th deadline and we will manually enroll the partnership-owned Dam(s) for your herd.

Depending on the transfer date, females your purchase may not show up on your inventory.  Please call the office to have these animal added to your female enrollment. 
Payment Options 
In accordance with the CSA Fee Schedule, fees are required before processing will be completed.  For your convenience, CSA accepts Visa and Mastercard which may be kept on file with our office.  For those choosing to pay by cheque, payment is required with paperwork.  Please refer to the CSA Fee Schedule for prices, or contact our office if you are uncertain of any costs.
Online  Simmental.com users are required to keep a credit card on file at all times for online access. 

CSA Fee  Schedule Change
Effective January 1, 2018, included in Lab Charges is a Microsatellite Genotyping fee.  Any animals who require a microsatellite genotype on file so that their progeny can be parentage verified, must pay a fee of $25,00 per sampled animal to reconstruct the microsatellite genotype for the parent in question.  These same progeny that have been sampled will also be required to be SNP tested at the current SNP price that is in effect.

For more information, please contact the CSA office toll free @ 1.866.860.6051 or 403.250.7979.

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! 

We Want to See Your Calves Tagged With Simmental Pride This Fall!
Post images of your tagged calves with your Simmental back buttons on our Facebook page using the hashtag 


January Issue of Commercial Country Advertising Deadline  - December 1st!!
Contact Ryan  (780) 818-3452 to reserve your spot today!!

**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.
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.

Save The Date!
YCSA Leadership Conference Is Back!
What: 2nd Annual YCSA Leadership Conference
Where: Calgary, AB
When: February 22 - 24, 2018
Who: Any youth 14-25 years of age - you do not need to be a YCSA member to attend!
The conference is open to youth 14-25 years of age as of January 1, 2018. You do not have to be a YCSA member to attend!
Features of the conference will include a career panel, tours, workshops, industry speakers, motivational speakers, fun evening activities and much more! Do not miss out on this magnificent event!
If you are interested in being a sponsor of the event, please email kmanske@simmental.com.

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!

2017 Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation Scholarship Winners Announced!

October 30, 2017 

Calgary, Alberta - The Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation (FCSF) are pleased to announce the recipients of their 2017 scholarships. Thirty-six applications were received, up from twenty- four last year from a group of outstanding individuals, whose qualifications illustrate the bright future that our youth are presenting to the agriculture industry. Scholarships that are being awarded for the 2017 - 2018 academic year include, the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Scholarship, the Dr. Dixon Memorial Scholarship and the Trevor Vance Scholarship, with a combined value of $12,000. 

The Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation Scholarships which are valued at $3,000 each, were awarded to Jessica Sperber of Rimbey, Alberta and Matt Bates of Coboconk, Ontario. Jessica is currently attending West Texas A&M obtaining her Masters of Animal Science. Matt is at the University of Guelph studying towards his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. 

The Dr. Dixon Memorial Scholarships, in memory of Dr. Allan A. Dixon are valued at $2,000 each were awarded to Breana McKenzie of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta and Michaela Lievre of Woodstock, Ontario. Breana is currently at the University of Calgary studying her Bachelor of Science, majoring in Zoology. Michaela is attending the University of Guelph obtaining her honors in Agriculture.

The Trevor Vance Scholarship, in memory of Trevor Edward Vance is valued at $2,000 and this year is awarded to Mackenzie Skeels of Rimbey, Alberta. Mackenzie is currently attending Red Deer College majoring in Media Studies and Professional Communications. 

Ken Lewis, President of the Friends of Canadian Simmental Association said, "It's great to see a big increase in scholarship applications this year from across the country. Each of this year's recipients have showcased leadership, development skills and a dedication to their community as well as the livestock industry. Congratulations to all of this year's scholarship recipients and we wish everyone who applied, the very best in your future endeavors". 

The Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation is a not-for-profit registered Foundation that is dedicated to scholarships and educational support of youth, as well as research for the improvement of Canadian agriculture. 
For more information please contact:
Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation
#13 4101 - 19th St. N.E. Calgary, AB T2E 7C4
Phone: 1-403-250-7979 or email fcsf@simmental.com
Office Holiday Schedule
The CSA office will be closed for the following 2017 holidays.
Christmas - Monday, December 25th
In lieu of Remembrance Day - Tuesday, December 26th