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Bruce Holmquist
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Jane Crawford
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Canadian Simmental Association Enewsletter

July 2014
In This Issue
REGISTRY INFORMATION

  

Online User Support: Requesting Buyer Numbers from the CSA Office 

We would like 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 cansim@simmental.com  inbox. Therefore, if your requests are sent after 4:00pm (MDT - Mountain Daylight Time), you will receive an email reply the following day. 

 

Random Parentage Verification of Simmental Animals 
In accordance with the CSA Bylaws and Office Policies, parentage verification of animals is required on a random basis. Random requests are to be completed within six months of the date of the letter sent to the member. If you are unable to submit the SNP sample on the random animal(s) before the 6 month period please contact the CSA office so we may determine an alternate animal for parentage verification testing.
BREED IMPROVEMENT
 

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 bholmquist@simmental.com
SIMMENTAL COUNTRY NEWS  
  
Deadline for September Commercial Country - August 1st.
Contact Kelly, 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   

 

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.

 

2014 Provincial Classics see our website for dates and details.

FRIENDS OF CANADIAN SIMMENTAL FOUNDATION AUCTION - July 26, 2014
 
This year's Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Auction will be held on Saturday evening, July 26th at 8:00pm (CDT) in conjunction with the CSA AGM Banquet at the Elkhorn Resort, MB.

LOT #1 - Bred heifer generously donated by Bonchuk Farms.
Opportunity for Everyone - We want everyone to have the opportunity to own this great heifer. Tickets will be auctioned live on Saturday, July 26th. For each $20 bid you will receive one ticket. At the end of the bidding rounds, one ticket will be drawn and the ticket holder will be awarded the heifer. If you would like to purchase tickets on this heifer, however can cannot be in attendance or are not able to join online at www.dlms.ca, please contact one of our committee members. 
 

Registration #: 799307       Tattoo #   BLCC 42A

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

Thank you to the Bonchuk Family for their generous donation and support of this auction and the Simmental breed.

  

LOT #2 - New Holland Tractor and Baler Combo Rental
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.
Click here for the full details on the New Holland donation
 
LOT #3 - Opportunity of a Lifetime!
The Canadian Simmental Association is offering the rights to the 1,000,000TH Canadian Simmental registration number. This presents a tremendous marketing opportunity for your program and the animal it is used for. The number must be applied to the animal by December 31, 2014.
Recognize and promote that special animal that will be forever be identified as CSA #1000000! 
 

  

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.
7TH ANNUAL T BAR INVITATIONAL NEWS RELEASE 
  

TBar C is pleased to announce that the seventh annual TBar Invitational golf tournament was once again an overwhelming success, raising close to $50,000 for youth in the beef industry.  

For complete press release click here.

LIVESTOCK GENTEC ANNUAL CONFERENCE - AUGUST 12-14TH, EDMONTON, AB
  

The Genomics of Profitability: Implications for Quality, Feed, Forage & Sustainability. 

 

Join Livestock Gentec for their 5th annual conference proudly held in partnershp with the Canadian Beef Breeds Council on August 12 - 14th in Edmonton, AB

 

Click here for more details or contact Livestock Gentec at (780) 248-1740 or visit www.livestockgentec.com .

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

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

 

CANADIAN AGRICULTURE HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
 

Toronto, ON [June 20, 2014] - The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame selected three accomplished ambassadors for Canadian agriculture to join its prestigious ranks in 2014. The late Walter Browarny, Charles Froebe and Lorne Hepworth will be formally inducted into the national Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario.

For full press release click here.


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