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 #13, 4101-19th St. NE 
Calgary, AB T2E 7C4
Tel: 1 (866) 860-6051
Tel: (403) 250-7979
Fax: (403) 250-5121
General Manager
Office Manager

Marketing Co-ordinator
Margo Cartwright
Industry & Member Services Representative & YCSA
Registry & Member Services

Reception & Member Services 
Simmental Country
General Manager
Bruce Holmquist
(403) 988-8676

Industry and Member Services Representative
(403) 559-6595   
Eastern Sales 
Jane Crawford
(519) 317-5263

SC/CSA Marketing
Margo Cartwright
(403) 250-5255
Board of Directors
First Vice-President
Second Vice-President

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Canadian Simmental Association Enewsletter

June 2014
In This Issue
CSA AGM 2014 - JULY 25-27 -  Register NOW
Due to great response for the AGM, hotel rooms at the resort are in very limited quantity.  If you have not yet made your reservations please see the Manitoba Simmental Association Website for accommodation options.
On July 1st, new Anti-Spam Legislation comes into effect.  To comply with the regulations, the CSA will be sending out an email to all of our contacts to obtain their consent to continue sending electronic communications to our members and readers. All recipients must reply to provide consent. Thank you.


Genotyping Incentive Program

For a limited time the CSA is offering a reduced price on genotyping tests for CSA members enrolled in the Total Herd Enrollment (THE) program: 

  • $25 per sample for GGP-LD Profile - Savings of $20
  • $45 per sample for GGP-HD Profile - Savings of $45

DNA kits must be ordered by October 15, 2014 with DNA samples submitted no later than November 30, 2014. Funds will be allocated on a first-come, first serve basis. This incentive may expire early if funding is fully utilized.

A second way to save! Any genotyped animal that has an ultrasound record submitted by April 30, 2015 will qualify for an additional $5 credit to the members account! To qualify data must be collected under the same criteria as the previous Ultrasound Rebate Program.   


Requesting Genotyping (SNP) Tests

Just a reminder of the 2 different types of SNP tests:

  • GGP-LD (20K) Profile (Regular price $45 + taxes) - required for ALL Natural Service Sires, sire verification of animals & parentage verification of embryo offspring.
  • GGP-HD (80K) Profile (Regular price $90 + taxes)  - the minimum requirement for all AI sires & Donor Dams.   If a bull is used for AI purposes (whether drawn at a Stud &/or for On Farm use) he must be genotyped using a minimum 80K density test.  Calves that are born as a result of an A.I. mating cannot be registered without this test being done.

For those CSA members that order SNP tests via email (or fax) please remember the following:

  • Specify the exact test type that you require for the animals you are sampling. 
  • Also, specify if you want the complete SNP kit mailed to you.  Or, if you would prefer the SNP application form be emailed back to you to expedite the process and save on postage costs. 
Please note there is an 8 week turn-around time for SNP results.

Member Account Numbers, Addresses and Contact Information

When emailing the CSA office with any correspondence and requests, please add your member number along with your first and last name or herd name to your email. If you have moved or have an address change due to conversion from rural route to rural municipal addressing, please provide the CSA office with written notification to avoid delays in receipt of your correspondence.  Please also inform us of phone number and email addresses changes.


Credit Card Authorization:

Please contact the CSA office for a credit card authorization form if your credit card information has changed (e.g. card number, expiry date, etc.).  Once completed and signed , you will be required to fax or email the form to our office.  This will allow your registration and transfer papers to be processed and mailed without delay.  


Genetic Evaluation

The data for the fall 2014 genetic evaluation has been submitted, expect new EPDs in July.


Member Submission Deadline Dates for Fall Evaluation

In order for data to be included in CSA genetic evaluations, it must be received by the CSA office by November 1st for the Spring Evaluation and by May 15th for the Fall Evaluation.

Searching for Bar 11 Ueli Semen
If there is anyone that has Bar 11 Ueli semen available, please contact Bruce Holmquist at (403) 988-8676 or [email protected]
A half page full color advertisement for only $500 + tax. 
Highlight the Queens of your pasture, your Herd Matriarchs, cow families, donor cows, show females, etc. Deadline for the Summer Queens of the Pasture Simmental Country: July 1, 2014. Contact Jane, Kelly  or Margo to reserve your spot today.
This year there will be a special prize given to a photographer who captures a photo featuring  New Holland Equipment combined with Simmental cattle. 
Submit your photos by June 15th for your chance to win a Full Page/Full Color advertisement in the Summer issue AND have your photo appear on the Front Cover of this issue.  Send photos to [email protected].
What's Happening
For a listing of Simmental Events visit our Simmental Country website.


The 2014 summer is upon us and that means warmer weather, the calves are growing and Provincial and National Classics all across the country. Our National Classic will be held at the Elkhorn Resort in Manitoba from July 25-27. All junior members are welcome and can participate with or without cattle. If you are unable to make the National Show, there are provincial classics across the country to attend, from Alberta to Nova Scotia.  Please contact Kelly for more information on a show near you.


The Young Canadian Simmental Association is a strong group of enthusiastic juniors that are eager to become the future of the breed. All junior members experience the thrill of a show, the potential of purebred breeder contacts and meeting new and enthusiastic juniors like yourself!


Please check out www.simmental.com under the YCSA link for more information and entry forms for the National and Provincial Classics. Also, the Young Canadian Simmental Association is on Facebook. "Like" us to be kept up to date on everything YCSA related.

We hope to see you at an YCS event this summer!

Tiffany Peters, YCSA President

2014 YCSA National Classic - July 25-27th, Elkhorn Resort, Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN- click here for forms and information

2014 Provincial Classics see our website for dates and details.


This year's Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Auction will be held on Saturday evening, July 26th, in conjunction with the CSA AGM Banquet in Onanole, MB. 

Leading off this year's sale is a bred heifer donated by our 2014 Friend of the Foundation - Bonchuk Farms, Solsgirth, MB. Thank you to the Bonchuk family for their generous donation and support of this auction and the Simmental breed.


Registration #: 799307  �     Tattoo #   BLCC 42A

Sire:  BLCC Heartland 434X �  Dam Sire: Salman Arm Ferris 20N  

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 2014 or 2015.


We thank our donators for their generosity and support of the auction. Funds raised are used to support research and development initiatives, scholarships and youth programs. If you have any questions please contact Deanne Young (780) 696-3643 or Fraser Redpath (204)825-7401.

Getting our piece of Global Markets

BEEF 2014: International Livestock Conference

This year's conference will focus on the opportunities of marketing the whole carcass.  With the trends that are taking shape today, there are many opportunities for the future. Hear an update on the economy - local and globally, the market opportunities of the whole carcass locally and globally - and what you can do to enhance this opportunity and why it is important to you.

For full details on the Congress, schedule and fees, please visit the official website.  



You are invited!
Moody's Equipment Timothy Hay Symposium
June 25th, Cow Palace, Olds, AB


Please RSVP by June 19th to Brandy by email or call (403) 556-3939.

For more information and agenda click here.

Get the most out of every season. Choose the round baler that delivers higher capacity, the industry's widest pickups and the highest bale density - the new Roll-Belt™ 560 baler.  
Visit your local, authorized New Holland Dealer for more info! 

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