THE HERD LETTER FOR 2021 IS "J"
TOTAL HERD ENROLLMENT (THE) DEADLINES
To prevent late enrollment and incurring any late fees, 2022 Total Herd Enrollment (THE) must be submitted by December 15, 2021. All active females in your herd will need to be enrolled.
THE herds enrolled by this date pay $22.00 per female. Online Simmental.com users benefit by saving $2/head when enrolling online by December 15th.
Members enrolling their herds by December 15, 2021 will be invoiced in two equal installments: the first on April 1st, 2022 and the second October 1st, 2022.
Enrollments received between December 16th, 2021 and February 15th, 2022 will be charged a $27.00/head enrollment fee, payable in full April 1st, 2022.
Enrollments received after February 15th, 2022 will be charged $38.00/head, payable in full on April 1st or at time of submission. Applicable taxes will be added to all prices.
Fees are not refundable, except for 1st calf heifers, providing complete performance and disposal information and written request for refund is submitted. For all other females that are disposed of between installment billings, the second installment is due and payable by the member who enrolled the female.
PERCENTAGE OF SIMMENTAL REQUIRED FOR PUREBRED STATUS IN CANADA
Producers purchasing bulls from the United States or semen from American bulls should be aware of differences that exist between Canada and the United States in the percentage of Simmental required to qualify for purebred status.
In accordance with CSA by-laws which are approved by Agriculture and Agrifood Canada, the Canadian Simmental Association requires a male to be 15/16 Simmental to reach purebred status while the American Simmental Association accepts males who are 7/8 Simmental or less by Canadian standards as purebred. As is regulated by the Federal government through the Animal Pedigree Act, it is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure that these bulls meet the requirement of being 15/16 Simmental if they wish to register that animal in the Canadian Simmental herd book as a purebred. Please see our website under CSA Bylaws for our Upgrade Table