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

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(506) 324-4825   
 
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Jane Crawford
(519) 317-5263
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David Milliner
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Canadian Simmental Association Enewsletter

August 2015
In This Issue
REGISTRY INFORMATION

THE HERD LETTER FOR 2015 IS "C"

 

Applications for Registration of Animals Born in Canada

In accordance to the CSA Bylaws, animals born in Canada cannot be registered in a foreign country prior to being registered in Canada.

 

Viewing SNP Results Using the Internet

The CSA staff have been receiving a number of inquiries regarding the status of DNA results for both registered & unregistered animals.

We would like to remind our members that they can inquire about the status of DNA tests that are being conducted for their animals by using either the Online System or the Pedigree Search function on the CSA website.

Depending on the animal that you are wanting to inquire about, Online users can obtain this information by logging into their system and navigating under either of the three areas listed below.

 

My Herd

                My Registered Males

                My Registered Females

                My Un-Registered Calves

Example: "My Registered Males" - from the Online System

 

    

Example: "Pedigree Search" - from the CSA Website

Note: In order to use this inquiry method, the animal must be registered in the CSA Herd Book.

 

 

BREED IMPROVEMENT

 

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.

YOUNG CANADIAN SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION
 
2015 YCSA National Classic
The 2015 YCSA National Classic was held in conjunction with the 2015 Canadian Simmental Association Convention and took place July 30- August 2, 2015 in Lindsay, Ontario. The show had strong registrations with 88 YCSA members competing throughout the weekend and 139 head of cattle. Be sure to check out the fall issue of the Simmental Country for show results and pictures!
Thank you to all the sponsors from the 2015 National Classic and CSA Convention!
Title Sponsors:
New Holland
Canadian Simmental Association
Ontario Simmental Association
Simmental Country
Young Canadian Simmental Association
 
Diamond Sponsor:
Maxwell Land & Livestock
 
Platinum Sponsor:
Bar 5 Simmental Stock Farms Ltd
DLMS
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 Farms
Ferme Gagnon Inc
Genex
Kawartha Lakes Agri- Services
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
Farmstead Gallery
Foley Simmentals
Fullblood Simmental Fleckvieh Federation
Grand Valley Fortifiers
Hi-Tech Farms
Indian River Cattle Company
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
Transport Claude Lussier
Thank You to T Bar C
The T Bar Invitational continues to support the youth of the beef industry through Junior Associations. The Canadian Simmental Association's General Manager, Bruce Holmquist presented a cheque to the YCSA on behalf of T Bar C during the CSA's AGM Banquet in Lindsay, Ontario. YCSA's President, Sophie Wotten accepted the cheque on behalf of the Junior Association for $11,090.02!
Thank you to all the sponsor of the tournament and T Bar C for your continued support!
 

 

Provincial Junior Simmental Shows
Maritime YCSA Classic
         - September 25 - 27, 2015 Windsor, NS
Ontario Trillium Classic
         - November 6 - 7, 2015 Toronto, ON

Facebook
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! 
YCSA National Classic photos can be found on the YCSA Facebook page!

DESIGN & ADVERTISING CONTEST

 

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.

SIMMENTAL COUNTRY NEWS

October 2015 Simmental Country Issue Deadline - September 1st!!!
Contact Meghan or Jane to reserve your spot today!!
 
Interested in advertising your fall female sale? Contact Meghan or Jane to learn more about the different advertising opportunities with Simmental Country!
 
2016 Simmental Country Calendar
Simmental Country is once again publishing a 2016 Calendar. This calendar will be mailed with the November/ December Simmental Country and distributed to every Auction Market across the Country!
Three prime advertising spaces in this calendar:
1. Monthly Header - $300.00 + tax
2. Sale Date Listing - $50.00 + tax
3. Weekly Square - $50.00 + tax
Contact Meghan or Jane to have your advertisement and date added to the calendar.
Advertising deadline: October 1st.
 
What's Happening
For a listing of Simmental events visit the Simmental Country website.
FRIENDS OF CANADIAN SIMMENTAL FOUNDATION

It was an exciting night for our Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Auction in Lindsay, ON. on August 1st. The donations to this year's auction were exceptional. The lead off lot of the donation heifer from Elm Tree Farms, the Wotten Family brought a new high of $22,840.00 through a Dutch auction. The luck winners of the heifer was Lewis Farms, Spruce Grove, AB. 
2015 Donation Heifer Winners - Ken & Corrie Lewis of Lewis Farms with the Wotten Family.
The remaining lots were all very much in demand. We had buyers from across Canada, Australia and Panama. When the final lot was sold, the 2015 auction for the Foundation brought in a total of $102,256.00. Thank you so very much to all of our generous donators, bidders, and purchasers. Also to the committee that worked on this year's auction: Ron Nolan, Danielle Sullivan, Keitha Harris Donovan, Sophie Wotten, Sara Van Sickle, Charles Burns, Mark Shologan and Deanne Young. We look forward to the 2016 event in Lloydminster, SK. The proceeds from the auction will help support youth, education and research projects.
2015 FCSF Auction Donators in attendance at the evenings events.
During the 2015 YCSA National Classic in Lindsay, Ontario the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation presented a cheque to the Young Canadian Simmental Association. FCSF President Ken Lewis, and FCSF Auction Co-chair Deanne Young presented the cheque on behalf of the Foundation to YCSA Board members Paige Holmquist, Dylan Foley, Cooper Snider, Sophie Wotten, Craig Matthews and Krista Whalen. This donation was made possible through proceeds from the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Auction. The FCSF will also be awarding $9,000 in scholarships this year. For more information on the scholarships available please visit the FCSF website at www.simmentalfoundation.com.
Full Fleckvieh Bred Heifers on Request

A request from Mexico is in place for 30 - 35 Full Fleckvieh bred heifers. Requirements include that they be from German or Austrian genetics, horned and with eye pigmentation.
  
If you have bred heifers that meet these requirements or know of a breeder that does please contact Roy Schwake at 214-542-8162.