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Calgary, AB T2E 7C4
Tel: (403) 250-7979
Fax: (403) 250-5121
  
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Margo Cartwright
  
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YCSA Co-ordinator

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Simmental Country
  
General Manager
Bruce Holmquist
(403) 988-8676

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Consultant
Jane Crawford
(519) 317-5263

SC/CSA Marketing
Co-ordinator
Margo Cartwright
(403) 250-5255
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Canadian Simmental Association Enewsletter

January 2014
In This Issue
Industry and Member Services Representative Position
 
The CSA is seeking a full-time, highly motivated and energetic person for the position of Industry and Member Services Representative. The successful candidate will be responsible for promoting the CSA and its programs as well as Simmental Country Magazine. This position will be based in the Calgary office. If you are interested in this position please submit your resume by email before January 15, 2014 to Bruce Holmquist, CSA General Manager, at bholmquist@simmental.com. All applications will remain confidential. 
 

 

REGISTRY INFORMATION

THE HERD LETTER FOR 2014 IS "B"


2014 Annual Membership Fees were invoiced January 2, 2014. 
Payment is due upon receipt of invoice. For members with a credit card on file at the office, fees will be applied to your credit card.

Credit Card Authorization: 
Please contact the CSA office if your credit card information has changed (e.g. card number, expiry date, etc.) This will allow your registration and transfer papers to be processed and mailed without delay.

Online Simmental.com accounts - all users must have a credit card on file, or make arrangements with the CSA office to maintain a $500 credit balance on their account. For more information or to sign up with Online Simmental.com, please go to www.Simmental.com under Registry/Online Simmental.com.

Online Simmental.com UsersEntering Birth Information
There are two ways in which you can enter your calf records using the Online system. The examples below are assuming the Online user is entering 2014-born (B - year letter) calves.

Option 1:
My Herd
My Inventory
My Posted Inventory - 2014
* by clicking on the word "Calving" to the right of the Dam in the list displayed on your screen
* after clicking the "Save" button to save the calf record, hit the "Back" button located in the top-left area of your screen and continue with the next Dam
Note: If you are entering multiple calf records (e.g. Twins, triplets, or embryos), you must use Option 2 below

Option 2:
My Performance
My Calving (2014 Display Year)
* click the "Add" button to enter the calf information
* click the "Save" button to save the record
If you require further explanation, please contact the Registry staff at 1 866 860 6051.
BREED IMPROVEMENT
  

Percentage required for purebred status.

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. 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.

SIMMENTAL COUNTRY NEWS  
  
January Commercial Country is online at www.simmentalcountry.com
 
Deadline for the Spring Simmental Country: April 1, 2014. Contact Jane or Margo to reserve your spot today.
 
What's Happening
For a listing of Simmental Events visit our Simmental Country website.
YOUNG CANADIAN SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION NEWS   

 

2014 YCSA National Classic - July 25-27th, Elkhorn Resort, Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba

 

The Manitoba Young Simmental Association is proud to be hosting the 2014 National YCSA Classic. The Classic will be held in conjunction with the Canadian Simmental Association Annual General Meeting in July. Please keep your eyes open in the New Year for the latest information, as there will be a great opportunity for some friendly competition, meeting new friends and learning new things at this event.. 

 

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Stay connected and up to date with YCSA events and results.  Look for us on Facebook under Young Canadian Simmental Association. 

 

2014 Provincial Classics

Saskatchewan YCSA Classic
July 30th to August 2nd (Prince Albert, Saskatchewan)

Maritime YCSA Classic
August 21st and 22nd (Truro, Nova Scotia)

Alberta YCSA Classic
July 17th to the 20th (Lacombe, Alberta)

Quebec Junior Beef Show
July 4th to the 6th (Brome, Quebec)

SASKATCHEWAN BEEF INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
JANUARY 22-24, 2014, SASKATOON, SK
  

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

 

WORLD SIMMENTAL FLECKVIEH FEDERATION WORLD CONGRESS, JULY 18-24 2014, COLUMBIA
  

The Asociacion Simmental - Simbrah extends an invitation to all Simmental enthusiasts to the World Simmental Fleckvieh Federation World Congress 2014 being held in Columbia this year from July 18-24th.  

 

For full details on the Congress, schedule and fees, please click here.

 

 

CSA AGM 2014 - JULY 25-27 - SAVE THE DATE
  
MEMBERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS
  

Please send any membership announcements to Margo Cartwright at mcartwright@simmental.com.

 

 

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