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Bruce Holmquist
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Darryl Snider
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Jane Crawford
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Canadian Simmental Association Enewsletter
August 2013
In This Issue


The CSA would like to say Thank You to Ron Nolan and Kara Enright for their commitment and dedication to the CSA and the Simmental Breed as their terms on the CSA Board of Directors come to an end.


We would like to welcome and introduce new members of the CSA Board of Directors, Dave Milliner from Dundalk, ON, and Maureen Mappin-Smith of Byemoor, AB. Congratulations to Lacey Fisher who was re-elected for a second term on the CSA Board.




The 2013 Garth Sweet Simmental Foundation (GSSF) Auction was a tremendous success with a new record amount of $53,800 being raised. To date the GSSF has raised a total of $140,258.50 through eight charity auction events.


The Friends of the Foundation award was given to R Plus Simmentals - Marlin LeBlanc and Family of Estevan, Saskatchewan.  Another feature of this year's auction was the usage of a New Holland tractor and bailer donated by New Holland Agriculture.


Thank you to all the sponsors, bidders and buyers of the Garth Sweet Simmental Foundation Auction items. It is because of your generous support that this event continues to be such a success..


The proceeds from this year's auction will be used to support CSA research and development projects, youth scholarships and the Young Canadian Simmental Association program.


Transferring Ownership for Registered Animals
When completing transfer information on the back of the registration papers, please remember to provide the following Buyer information:
  1. Buyer's CSA member # when at all possible
  2. Buyer's first & last name and Farm Name if applicable
  3. Buyer's complete mailing address, including postal code
  4. Sale Date of animal
  5. If females have been "bred", please provide the Name & Registration number of the Service Sire &/or AI Sire
  6. Remember to sign where applicable (e.g. for both the transfer & the breeding information). Partnership owned animals require the signatures of all partners.



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 October Simmental Country: September 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.


Thank You from the Provincial Classics
A big thank you must given to all for the successful Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan YCSA Classics and National Classics. None of these events would be possible without the support of the many great sponsors, volunteers and organizers. Thank you to all of you for your commitment and dedication to the Young Canadian Simmental Association and its programming.


Garth Sweet Simmental Foundation Auction
This year's annual Garth Sweet Simmental Foundation Auction was held as part of the CSA AGM events in Calgary, AB on July 16th and proved to be an extremely successful event. The funds raised will be used for various CSA projects, with the main beneficiary being the Young Canadian Simmental Association. Thank you to all the donors and buyers of the Garth Sweet Simmental Foundation Auction. It is because of your generous support that this event continues to be such a great success.


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

  • Maritime YCSA Classic, August  22-­24,  2013  -­  Truro,  NS, Contact: Scott Gaunce (506) 227-­4820  
  • Ontario Trillium Classic, November 1, 2013  -­ Toronto,  ON, Contact: Danielle Sullivan (705) 872-­2173



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



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