March 2021
CSA 2021 PROPOSED BY-LAW CHANGES WEBINAR
 
The CSA will be hosting a Zoom Webinar on Sunday March 21st at 3:00pm MST. During this time the proposed CSA by-law amendments will be presented and discussed that will be sent to the CSA membership via a mail in ballot in April 2021. During this webinar the by-law amendments will explained and there will be an opportunity for CSA members to ask questions.
 
Please plan on joining us for this opportunity to better understand the proposed changes.
 
To review the By-Law Changes summary click here
REGISTRY

THE HERD LETTER FOR 2020 IS "J"
 
Total Herd Enrollment (THE) Billing (1st Installment)

Total Herd Enrollment (THE) participants will be billed for the 1st THE installment on April 1st for 2021 enrollment. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice. For members with a credit card on file at the office, fees will automatically be billed to your credit card. The 2nd THE installment will be invoiced October 1st.
 
Enrolled cows that are shipped or sold between installment billings, the second installment is still due and payable by the member who enrolled the cow. For further information/instructions on Total Herd Enrollment, please go to www.simmental.com under Registry | Total Herd Enrollment (THE).
 
 
CREDIT CARD USERS
 
Please ensure your credit card information is current in the office. If your card expires or has changed numbers, please contact the office so your work can be processed with no delays. Online.Simmental.com users are required to keep a valid working credit card on file with the CSA.
BREED IMPROVEMENT

ULTRASOUND

It is a busy time of year for everyone, but this is a great time to consider carcass ultrasound on your yearling animals. Carcass ultrasound is highly related to carcass performance, and ultrasound information is used directly in the genetic evaluation for the calculation of carcass EPD. Scanning replacement heifers is an excellent option to begin building a carcass profile for your cow herd over time.
A list of certified technicians is maintained at http://ultrasoundbeef.com/Technicians.php Technicians are trained professionals that must complete continuing competency requirements and undergo skill testing.
Ultrasound barn sheets can be accessed from your online account under the “My Reports” heading.
2021 BOARD OF DIRECTOR ELECTION PROCESS & NOMINATION FORM

2021 Election Process and Nomination Form for Election to the CSA Board of Directors can be found on our website at www.simmental.com

For the Nomination Form click Here

Three Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) Director Positions Open in July 2021
*Nominations for election must be received at the CSA by March 26, 2021

A total of three CSA Director positions will be open in two regions as follows:
Alberta (two seats): Byron Johnson (serving first term, eligible for re-election);
Garth Rancier (serving second term, not eligible for re-election);
Quebec (one seat): Francis Gagnon (serving second term, not eligible for re-election).
RFID TAG PROGRAM
SIMMENTAL COUNTRY
YOUNG CANADIAN SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION
Thank you Kelsey Manske for your commitment to the YCSA over the years. You have been a great asset to the YCSA program and will be missed! All the best in the future.

YCSA IS LOOKING FOR A NEW YOUNG CANADIAN SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Click here for the job application and requirements
MONTHLY QUIRP
Its Bull Sale Season!
CSA OFFICE SCHEDULE

Closed- Friday, April 2- Good Friday
Closed- Monday, May 24th- Victoria Day
Closed- Thursday, July 1st- Canada Day
Closed- Monday, August 2nd- Civic Holiday
Closed- Monday, September 6th- Labour Day
Closed- Monday, October 11th- Thanksgiving
Closed- Thursday, November 11th- Remembrance Day
Closed- Friday December 24th- Christmas Eve
Closed- Monday, December 27th- In Lieu of Christmas Day