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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

October 2013
In This Issue
Simmental Innovations & Beef Innovations 2013 Presentations Now Online


You can now view the presentations from the Beef Innovations 2013 events that were held in Calgary or Guelph this summer by visiting the Simmental Innovations website.


CSA Mailout
Early October Member packages will be mailed out to all active CSA members. Included in the package is 2014 female enrollment forms for THE participants, online enrollment instructions for online Simmental.com users, and application for registration forms for non-THE (registration only) members. Please note, online Simmental.com users will not receive female enrollment forms in this package. THE participants using the online system are required to submit enrollments through the online program. Deadline for 2014 female enrollment submission at the regular fee is December 15, 2013.
If you have any questions once receiving your package, please contact the CSA office at (403) 250-7979 or toll free 1-866-860-6051.


Genetic Evaluation Deadline for Total Herd Enrollment (THE) Herds:
In order for data to be included in CSA genetic EPD evaluations, it must be received by the CSA office no later than JUNE 1st for the Fall Evaluation and NOVEMBER 1st for the Spring Evaluation.


ASA removed the Genetically Enhanced Portion of their EPDS for their genetic evaluations.

Recently the ASA removed the genetically enhanced portion of EPDs from their genetic evaluations.  The ASA discovered that when blending EPDs the formula being used was taking into account the MBV portion multiple times.  Essentially what this did was over inflate the accuracy and higher ranked traits got even better and lesser ranked traits became noticeably worse.  As a proactive measure the ASA decided to pull the genetically enhanced portion of their genetic evaluation so they could reformulate the calculations.  They are very close to having it fixed and GE-EPDs will most likely be used in the Spring EPD run, which will be calculated in November. 


Deadline for the January Commercial Country: December 1, 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.


Semen and Embryo Donations to Benefit the National YCSA

The Young Canadian Simmental Association would like to thank the breeders for their generous donations of semen, embryos and a sports jersey, with all sale proceeds going to the YCSA program. Thank you to the Sales Management Companies who will be selling these lots at sales across the country this fall. 


Thank You from the YCSA for the following donations:

Bohrson Marketing Services

Exportable doses of TCF/RCC Temptation GJ640

Sell in the Royal Elite Sale, Friday, November 1st

Bouchard Livestock
Shologan Roughrider CFL Jersey
Sells at the Canadian Western Agribition Sale, Wed. Nov. 13th


Donovandale Farms
3 non exportable doses of Wheatland Bull 468 P
Sell in the Royal Elite Sale, Friday, November 1st


Greyledge Simmentals
3 exportable embryos by Greyledge Della X TNT Top Gun R244
Sell in the Partners for Progress Sale , Saturday, October 19th


5Corner Cattle Co.
10 exportable straws of Mader Honey Badger
Sells in Shades of the Prairies Sale, Monday, December 9th


For more information on these lots please contact Emily Grey or visit the sales catalogues for each of these sales. 



Upcoming Provincial Classic - Ontario Trillium Classic 

November  1,  2013  -  Toronto,  ON  
Contact:  Danielle  Sullivan  -   (705)  872-�2173
Please look for entry forms online at www.simmental.com 



Stay connected and up to date with YCSA events and results.  Look for us on Facebook under Young Canadian Simmental Association. Watch for your photo from the 2013 Provincial and National Classics.

Join Livestock Gentec in Edmonton, October 22-23, 2013 for their Turing Information into Application Conference.  For complete conference details visit WWW.LIVESTOCKGENTEC.COM or call (780) 999-7892.



The Canadian Simmental Association is a proud sponsor of this event.



Congratulations to Jeff and Lauren Hyatt who were married on August 31st at Circle H Farms in Northwestern Ontario (Devlin, ON). Lauren Hyatt (Nee Steyn) is from Durban, South Africa originally and currently completing her Masters at U of Alberta.  Jeff is the CSA Research Coordinator.


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



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