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Meghan Black

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Margo Cartwright
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Bruce Holmquist
(403) 988-8676

Industry & Member Services Representative
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Jane Crawford
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Margo Cartwright
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Canadian Simmental Association Enewsletter

March 2015
In This Issue

The Ontario Simmental Association is proud to be hosting this year's CSA Annual Convention from July 31st to August 2nd, in Lindsay, Ontario.  There are many exciting events being planned for this weekend including the CSA AGM, YCSA National Classic and FCSF Foundation Auction. 


Tentative Schedule

Thursday July 30, 2015 

  • Golf Tournament
  • Kawartha's Tour
  • Wine & Cheese Reception

Friday July 31, 2015

  • YCS Events
  • Simmental Innovations Day
  • Boat Cruise

Saturday August 1, 2015

  • YCS National Classic Showmanship
  • CSA Annual General Meeting
  • Banquet  & Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Auction

Sunday August 2, 2015

  • YCS National Classic Confirmation
  • Pen show


Days Inn & Suites is currently taking bookings and will open in the spring of 2015.

11 Commerce Road, Lindsay, Ontario | Canada

Reservations by e-mailing [email protected] 

Reservations by phone (705) 324-2941


Stay tuned for registration details that will be released soon.  So mark your calendar, this is an event you do not want to miss.  


The Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) is pleased to welcome Meghan Black to their staff in the role of Industry and Member Services Representative. Meghan's primary responsibilities will be to work with CSA members in meeting their advertising and marketing needs through the Association's publication Simmental Country, as well as providing field service to the Beef industry for the CSA.

To view full Media Release click here.



DNA Testing (Genotyping)
As decided by the CSA board of directors and effective January 1, 2015 all Simmental sires are required to be genotyped using a minimum 50K SNP panel. Natural Service Sires will now require the same level of genotype testing as AI sires who have had this requirement since November of 2012. This is a higher density, more informative panel that will add value to the Simmental genetic evaluation. All donor females continue to require a 50K test.

Do your Herd Sires have DNA?
Now is the time to make sure all your natural service sires have been DNA tested. If you have purchased any bulls, it is your responsibility to ensure they have DNA on file in accordance with CSA bylaws.

Are you collecting semen on a bull?
AI sires must be parentage verified in order to register their progeny. If you are entering a bull into an AI facility, drawing semen on-farm, or even considering drawing semen on a bull in the future, be sure your bull is or can be parentage verified by pulling hair on him and his dam so you will be able to readily parent verify him.

Spring Simmental Country Deadline - April 1st

As you plan your thank you advertising for your sales, we encourage you to consider the Spring Issue of the Simmental Country. This issue is focused on highlighting the Bull Sale Season and it's great results and will feature the sales report section. 

Sales Report Special

The Simmental Country has a special advertising opportunity for those who advertised their sale in the January or February magazines.  This is your opportunity to purchase a Sales Report Page for only $500.  This is a full color page that will include the standard Simmental Country sales report and you can use the remainder of the page to feature highlights from your sale or to thank your buyers. Contact Meghan, Jane or Margo to book your sales report page today!

What's Happening 
For a listing of Simmental Events visit our Simmental Country website.

Deadline for Spring Simmental Country - April 1st.
Contact MeghanJane or Margo to reserve your spot today.


National Classic - Lindsay, ON

This year's National Classic will be held in Lindsay, Ontario July 30-August 2nd 2015. It is shaping up to be one of a kind event with new highlights this year for the members! Mark your calendars!

Schedule of Events


Thank you to all sponsors to date for the 2015 YCSA National Classic. If you wish to become involved by being a sponsor please contact YCSA Coordinator Carla Schmitt at 306-221-7950 or YCSA President Sophie Wotten at 705-464-1713.


Scheduled 2015 Provincial Classics


Saskatchewan YCSA Classic

July 29-31, 2015 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan


Maritime YCSA Classic

August 27-28, 2015 Truro, Nova Scotia


Alberta YCSA Classic

July 23-26, 2015 Lacombe, Alberta


Quebec Junior Beef Show

July 2- 5, 2015 Brome, Quebec



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