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Calgary, AB T2E 7C4
Tel: (403) 250-7979
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Margo Cartwright
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Sean McGrath

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Bruce Holmquist
(403) 988-8676

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Darryl Snider
(403) 803-6532

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Jane Crawford
(519) 317-5263

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Margo Cartwright
(403) 250-5255
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Canadian Simmental Association Enewsletter
July 2013
In This Issue
AUGUST 2-4, 2013, GUELPH, ON - Register Now!

Canadian Simmental is pleased to be hosting this exciting event at the University of Guelph's Elora Research Station for cattle breeders and commercial producers to learn more about how genomic technologies can benefit the Canadian beef industry. For a complete agenda and to register please visit


For more information please contact Dave Milliner at [email protected] or 519.923.9188.


July 15 & 16 - Calgary, Alberta

Canadian Simmental is pleased to be hosting Beef Innovations 2013. Come support this exciting event in the city of Calgary. All events are going ahead as scheduled with no impact due to recent flooding.

This event promises to provide insight into the newest cattle breeding tools presented in a practical manner by world-renowned researchers, industry stakeholders and producers.

Please visit www.simmentalinnovations.com/index.php/events for more information or to register.

If you have registered and have not received a confirmation email please contact Margo Cartwright at 403.250.5255 or [email protected].


Join in the excitement - July 14 - 18, 2013
A week of celebration of the Simmental breed!

The Canadian Simmental Association invites it's members, their customers, our industry partners and cattle enthusiasts to celebrate the successes of the Simmental breed with us this summer. This week is filled with activities for everyone to enjoy.

The following are a few important dates to remember.  Contact Margo Cartwright at [email protected] or (403) 250-5255 for any of the following bookings or events:


Full Schedule of Events
  • July 15 & 16 - Beef Innovations 2013
  • July 16 - 6:00 pm CSA Banquet & Garth Sweet Simmental Foundation Auction
  • July 17 - 8:00 am Ranching in the Rockies - Breeder Tour (transportation available) 
  • July 17 - 1:00 pm CSA AGM registration
  • July 17 - 2:00 pm CSA Annual General Meeting 
  • July  16-18 - YCSA National Classic, Okotoks, AB
Event Headquarters
Sheraton Cavalier Calgary
2620 32nd Ave NE
Calgary, AB
Tel: (403) 291-0107

For more information visit the following websites or contact Margo Cartwright at [email protected] or (403) 250-5255:

CSA website www.simmental.com

Simmental Innovations www.simmentalinnovations.com

Garth Sweet Simmental Foundation www.garthsweetfoundation.com

YCSA http://www.simmental.com/ycsevents.htm



This year's Annual Garth Sweet Simmental Foundation Auction will be held on Tuesday evening, July 16th, in conjunction with the CSA AGM Banquet in Calgary, AB. 

Through the generosity of our donators we have a very exciting offering for the 2013 auction. Leading off this year's sale is a bred heifer donated by our 2013 Friend of the Foundation -Marlin LeBlanc and Family of R Plus Simmentals. Tickets will be auctioned on this heifer at the sale. Each ticket will be valued at $20. Once the bidding is completed one lucky ticket will be drawn and the winner will be the new owner of this heifer. If you are not able to attend, you may contact one of the representatives to place an order for tickets.


New Holland Agriculture has generously donated a 150 hour rental of a New Holland Tractor and Round Baler Combo. Wherever you are in Canada, New Holland will ship to the dealership closest to the winning bidder, the use of this unit is available during 2013 or 2014.


Some of the additional highlights of the auction include a condo rental in Las Vegas during NFR donated by Bouchard Livestock International and semen on the high selling Simmental bulls at public auction in 2013. There is a signed Saskatchewan Roughriders jersey with two tickets to a regular season game donated by DLMS. We have not forgotten the young people with several lots for them including a Club Cadet donated by Selmac Sales, and a child's riding Fendt from Pentagon Farm Centre.


The offering also includes art work, jewelry, a package from Elkhorn Resort (location of the 2014 AGM & National YCS Classic), semen, gift baskets, advertising opportunities and sports event tickets. We encourage you to participate in the auction and support the youth of our breed.


This auction will be broadcast live and internet bidding is available thanks to Direct Livestock Marketing Service (www.dlms.ca). If you are not able to be at the auction in person, we invite you to participate online, or contact one of the sale day numbers below.


Funds raised are used to support CSA research and development projects, youth scholarships and the Young Canadian Simmental Association program.  Thank you to all donators, bidders and buyers of the GSSF Auctions.  It is because of your generous support that this event is such a great success.


To view complete catalogue CLICK HERE.

 For complete agenda and further details please visit www.simmental.com or www.garthsweetfoundation.com 

Online User Support: Requesting Buyer Numbers from the CSA Office
We want 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 [email protected] inbox. Therefore, if your requests are sent after 4:00pm (MDT - Mountain Daylight Time), you will receive an email reply the following day.



Semen Needed

With the transition to SNP parentage and to use within our project work, the CSA is looking to test as many historical sires as possible.   Many sires have already been tested, but there are many more that we still need to SNP test. Click Here to see the list of sires that are our highest priority that haven't been tested yet. If there are other animals which you would be willing to donate for testing please contact Jeff Hyatt at the CSA office or at [email protected] 


Fall Calvers

If you are a Western Canada producer and have either fall born calvers or sell bulls to a commercial producer that has fall calvers, please contact Jeff Hyatt at the CSA office or at [email protected]   

Deadline for September Commercial Country: August 1st, 2013.
Contact Darryl, Jane or Margo to reserve your spot today.
What's Happening
For a listing of Simmental Events visit our Simmental Country website.


Summer 2013 is upon us and that means warm weather, calves are growing and Provincial and National YCSA Classics will be held all across the country! Our National Classic will start our summer season off in Okotoks, AB, July 16-18. All Youth, up to the age of 25 are welcome and can participate with or without cattle, as long as they are a YCSA member. If you are unable to make the National Show, there are classics all across the country. Please contact your provincial representative for more information on a show near you.

Please check out the YCSA link at www.simmental.com for more information and entry forms for the National and Provincial Classics. You can also find Young Canadian Simmental Association on Facebook. "Like" us to keep up to date on everything Junior related.

YCSA Classics and Youth Events

Find an event near you and be part of the action.

Please know that even if you do not have cattle to exhibit there are plenty of other competitions to become involved in at these shows!

Entry forms are online at www.simmental.com

  • Quebec Junior Beef Show, July  5-­7,  2013, Brome,  PQ, Contact:  Krista  Whalen  -­  (819)  679-­7964 
  • Saskatchewan YCSA Tiger Lily Classic, July  30-­Aug 1,  2013, Prince  Albert, SK, Contact:  Tiffany  Peters (306)  948-­8044 
  • Alberta YCSA Wildrose National Classic, July  16-­19,  2013, Okotoks, AB, Contact: Kolby Heaven (780) 778-­1435
  • American Junior Simmental Association Summit Leadership Conference, July 29-­Aug 1, 2013  -­  Sillwater, OK, Contact: Emily Grey (819)  835-­0284
  • Manitoba Youth Beef Round Up, August  2-­4, 2013  -­  Neepawa, MB, Contact: Emily Hickson (204) 570-1969
  • Maritime YCSA Classic, August  22-­24,  2013  -­  Truro,  NS, Contact: Scott Gaunce (506) 227-­4820  
  • Ontario Trillium Classic, November 7, 2013  -­ Toronto,  ON, Contact: Danielle Sullivan (705) 872-­2173



Look for us on Facebook under Young Canadian Simmental Association. Stay connected and be the first to know about upcoming events and opportunities. 

Please send any membership announcements to Margo Cartwright at [email protected].



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