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Bruce Holmquist
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Jane Crawford
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Canadian Simmental Association Enewsletter

July 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 at the Lindsay Exhibition. There are many exciting events being planned for this weekend including the CSA AGM, YCSA National Classic and FCSF Foundation Auction. 


Schedule of Events

Click here for a full schedule of events for CSA 2015 Convention.


Simmental Innovations Conference 

Friday, July 31, 2015

10:00 am             Welcome & Introductions
10:10 am             Dr. John Crowley - Geneticist University of AB  Research Associate - Livestock Gentec, and Director of Scientific & Industry Advancement Canadian Beef Breeds Council

   Simmental Innovations Update

 10:40 am              Coffee Break

 10:50 am              Dr. Katie Wood -Dept. of Animal & Poultry Science

                              University of Saskatchewan

   Epigenetics and Fetal Programming in the Beef Industry - What you feed your pregnant cows matters more than you may think 

11:15 am             Dr. John Crowley

  Genetic Improvement in other Countries - The Irish Cattle Breeders Federation system 

12 noon              Lunch

12:45 pm            Dr. Wade Shafer -EVP -American Simmental Assoc.

   Genetic Evaluation In Cowboy Language

1:30 pm              Scott Matthews -Cargill Ltd.

     The Role that Seed-stock Producers play in Beef Production

                           ➢     Genomics in the harvest sector now & in     the future.
2:00 pm              Dr. Wade Shafer

   International Genetic Solutions - What is it?

2:30 pm              Break

2:45 pm              Dr. Stephen Miller -Geneticist - AgResearch, NZ

   What has DNA research done for other sectors?

3:30 pm              Genomic Question and Answer Panel

 Dr. Wade Shafer, Dr. Stephen Miller, Mr. Scott  Matthews 

4:00 pm              Closing Comments


Thank you to all the sponsors of the CSA Convention to date including the CSA events and YCSA National Show!!


Title Sponsors:

New Holland

Canadian Simmental Association

Ontario Simmental Association

Simmental Country

Young Canadian Simmental Association

Diamond Sponsor:

Maxwell Land & Livestock

Platinum Sponsor:


East Central Ontario Simmental Association

Ontario Young Canadian Simmental Association

RK Animal Supplies

Gold Sponsors:

Anchor D Ranch Simmentals

Beef Farmers of Ontario

Black River Simmentals

Ferme Gagnon Inc


M & J Farms

Nolara Farms

Ontario Simm-Bells

Ottawa Valley Seed Growers

Ottawa Valley Young Canadian Simmental

Peterborough County Cattlemen's Association

River Point Cattle Company

Sully's Farm

TD Canada Trust

V5 Simmentals
Silver Sponsors:

Barlee Simmentals

Carew's Simmentals

Carl & Laurie Wright

Cedar Creek Simmentals

Destiny Simmentals

Donovandale Farms

Dr. Everett & Marylon Hall

Dr. Victoria Crane & Mike Thomas

Elm Tree Farms

Farm Credit Canada

Foley Simmentals

Fullblood Simmental Fleckvieh Federation

Hi-Tech Farms

Kenpal Farm Products Inc.

Kingfield Farms

Maple Key Farm

Mar Mac Farms

Marywood Breeders Group

McCormack Family Ranch

McIntosh Ranch

Navan Fair

Ontario Simmental Bells

Robson Acres

Spruce Grove Cattle Company

Starfra Feeds & Shur Gain

Triple Rose Simmentals

Victoria Cattlemen's Association

Western Producer

Whitewater Livestock

Wild Oak Farms

Xcel Livestock

Bronze Sponsors:

Anne & Harold Cheslock

Gravandale Simmentals

New Life Mills

Norwood Family Farm

O'Brien Farms

Rick-Sha Farms

Sullivan Simmentals

Tom Henderson Custom Meat Cutting


Thank you to the 2015 Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Auction Donors!!!

Allen Leigh Camera Systems

Alta Genetics

Ashworth Farms

Bar 5 Stock Farms

Bernie Brown

Black River Simmentals

Bohrson Marketing

Bonchuk Farms

Bouchard Livestock

Bova Tech Ltd

Canadian Simmental Association

Canadian Sires

Canadian Western Agribition

Cow Art & More

Deeg Simmentals

Delta Genomics


Dorran Marketing Inc


Elm Tree Farms

Enright Cattle Co

Farmfair International

Farmstead Gallery

Ferme Gagnon

Fleckvieh Society of Australia

Flying F Ranch

Foxy Lady Cattle Co & Show Supplies


Hannah Simmentals

High Country Cattle Services

Indian River Cattle Co

Jeff Hyatt

Kaitlyn O'Neil

Legacy Livestock Images

Lewis Farms

Mader Ranches

Marywood Breeders Group

McManus Simmentals

MRL Ranching

Muirhead Cattle Co

New Holland

Nolara Farms

North Star Simmentals

Oakview Simmentals

Prairie Wind Farms

River Point Cattle Company

RK Animal Supplies

Robbie McDowell

Rodney James

Shologan Family

Stock Show Toy Co

Sullivans Simmentals

Sully's Farm

The Cow Barn

Today's Publishing

Transcon Livestock

Waydamar Farms

Western Litho Printing 




 Imported Animals

Imported animals shall be registered with the same name as shown on the certificate of registration issued in the county from which they were imported. If the name of the imported animal has a herd prefix or name that is identical to one registered with the Association, the Association has the right to change the herd prefix or name as necessary.


Change of Animal's Name

The Association may approve a change in a registered animal's name provided there are no registered progeny. An application for change of name must be completed and signed by first owner and presented to the Association with the animal's Certificate of Registration and the prescribed fee. If a herd prefix was used in the original name, it must also be used as a herd prefix in any suggested change.


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. 




Genetic Evaluation

The data for the fall 2015 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.


American Simmental Association - Fall Focus 2015

This year the 2015 Fall Focus will take place September 14th-17th in Gettysburg, PA. For more information, or to register for the "Confidence Builds Success" Conference, visit the ASA's website here.


Beef Improvement Federation Annual Conference

Representation of the CSA attended the BIF Conference the beginning of June in Biloxi, MS. At this event representation was also in attendance during the International Genetic Solutions Meeting.


Commercial Country Fall Issue Deadline - August 1st!!!

Contact Meghan or Jane to reserve your spot today!!


What's Happening 

For a listing of Simmental Events visit our Simmental Country website.



The Canadian Simmental Association wants your ideas to assist in the designing of advertisements for the Association and the Simmental Breed!

Don't have design skills? That's OK - there is no need to send in a professional advertisement! We want ideas, concepts, hand drawn scribbles - we want them all!

Each idea will be entered into a draw to win an IPad mini!

Send your ideas to Meghan Black, at mblack@simmental.com or by fax at (403) 250-5121 by October 1st to be entered to win!

Maximum of 5 submissions per person.



**2015 YCSA National Classic Entry Deadline Extension**

The entry deadline for the YCSA National Classic has been extended to Wednesday, July 8th. Please contact cschmitt@simmental.com with any inquiries. 

National Classic - Lindsay, ON

 This year's National Classic will be held in Lindsay, Ontario July 30-August 2nd, in conjunction with the 2015 Canadian Simmental Association Convention.

Schedule of Events

Registration & Entry Form

Cattle Entry Form, Competitions & Membership Form 



Guidelines for Photography, Print Marketing & Scrapbooking

For guidelines for the Photography, Print Marketing & Scrapbooking competitions, please click here


Provincial Junior Simmental Shows

Saskatchewan YCSA Show

         - CANCELLED

Quebec Junior Beef Show

         - July 2 - 5, 2015 Brome, PQ

Alberta YCSA Classic

- July 23 - 26, 2015 Lacombe, AB

Manitoba Youth Beef Round Up

         - July 31 - August 2, 2015 Neepawa, MB
Maritime YCSA Classic

         - September 25 - 27, 2015 Windsor, NS

Ontario Trillium Classic

         - November 6 - 7, 2015 Toronto, ON



Like us on Facebook under Young Canadian Simmental Association and you can stay connected to the YCSA and follow us through the events and be up to date on opportunities that are available! 



The Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Fundraising Auction is less than a month away. There are some really interesting donations. Thank you to all of our donators for their generous support. If you would like the opportunity to own the donation bred heifer from Elm Tree Farms you can pre-order tickets from any Foundation board member for $20 per ticket. Tickets will also be auctioned the evening of the sale. For each $20 you bid you will receive one ticket.

If you are looking for an exciting evening out check out these donations:

  • Toronto Blue Jays Tickets

  • Toronto Maple Leaf Tickets

  • Ottawa Red Blacks Tickets & signed Jersey

  • Edmonton Oiler Tickets

  • Taylor Swift Tickets

  • Helicopter flight over Niagara Falls for 4 adults.

To see the details on these donations and others including art work, unique genetics, children's toys, marketing opportunities and more. Check out the full catalog at http://issuu.com/cattlevids/docs/fcsfcatalogue2015web. The auction can also be viewed the evening of August 1st at dlms.ca. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Lindsay, Ontario! For more information please contact Co-Chairs - Ron Nolan at 519-330-5299 or Deanne Young at 780-542-0855.