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Calgary, AB T2E 7C4
Tel: 1 (866) 860-6051
Tel: (403) 250-7979
Fax: (403) 250-5121
General Manager
Office Manager

Industry & Member Services Representative
Meghan Black
CSA Programs Coordinator
Registry & Member Services

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

Industry & Member Services Representative
(506) 324-4825   
Eastern Sales 
Jane Crawford
(519) 317-5263
Board of Directors
David Milliner
First Vice-President
Lee McMillen
Second Vice-President
Canadian Simmental Association Enewsletter

December 2015
In This Issue

May your homes be filled with the magic and joy of Christmas and peace and prosperity be yours in 2016. 
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the CSA Board of Directors and Staff. 


The Canadian Simmental Association Office will be closed December 24 to December 28; and noon on December 31 to January 4, 2016.    


Registry Deadline Reminder for Total Herd Enrollment (THE) Members:
The DEADLINE to enroll your 2016 THE (Total Herd Enrollment) at the best rate is Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Enrollments received by this date are $22.00/head (+ tax). Online Simmental.com users benefit by saving $2/head for each cow enrolled through their online program. Enrollments received between December 16, 2015 and February 15, 2016 will be charged an additional $5.00/head (+ tax) enrollment fee. Cost to enroll after February 15, 2016 is $38.00/head (+ tax).
Enrolling Partnership-owned Dams
Partnership-owned Dams do not print on the pre-printed Female Enrollment forms, nor are listed under the "My Pre-Post Inventory - 2016" listing for our Online participants.
Please remember to email the animal ID to the Registry staff prior to the December 15th deadline so the office can manually enroll the partnership-owned Dam(s) for you and they will be included in the first installment billing that will be generated on April 1, 2016.
Please contact the CSA office toll free @ 1-866-860-6051 or 403-250-7979 with any questions.
Random Parentage Verification of Simmental Animals
In accordance with CSA Bylaws, parentage verification of animals is required on a random basis.  Random requests are to be completed within six months of original request, at which time the animal in question will be put on hold and the member account suspended until parentage verification is complete.       
If, for any reason, you are unable to submit the SNP sample (e.g. the dam is no longer in your herd), please contact the office as soon as possible so we may determine an alternate animal for parentage verification testing.
Data is currently being processed for the North American Simmental Genetic Evaluation and the Spring 2016 run will be available in early January. We will notify you when the updated EPDs are available.


February 2016 Simmental Country Issue Deadline - January 1st!!!
Contact Meghan or Jane to reserve your spot today!!
Simmental Country Online
To view Simmental Country and Commercial Country issues online visit the Simmental Country website.
Sale Results
To have your fall and winter sale results included in the February Simmental Country, please send to Carla prior to January 4th.
Membership Announcements
Please send any membership announcements to
What's Happening
If you'd like to have your sale or event listed in 'What's Happening' in Simmental Country and on the website please send to Carla.
For a listing of Simmental events visit the Simmental Country website.

The II - Fleckvieh Simmental Congress of the Americas will take place April 28th - May 8th 2016 in Villahermosa Tabasco, Mexico. Follow their page on Facebook for information as it is updated - https://www.facebook.com/Simmental-Fleckvieh-1746085115614327/ 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the YCSA! Wishing you all a happy holiday season!
2016 YCSA National Classic
The 2016 YCSA National Classic will be held in Lloydminster, SK on  July 21-24 in part with the CSA Convention.
Be sure to check out the YCSA website and other Provincial Association websites for further details and deadlines for provincial scholarships!
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 are pleased to announce the following recipients of this year's scholarships. A total of $9,000 was awarded through the 5 scholarships, managed through the Foundation. The Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation is pleased to be able to help these individuals in their academic endeavours.
Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Scholarship - Sophie Wotten, Little Britain, ON
Sophie and her family have been involved with the cattle industry for numerous years. They operate Elm Tree Farms, northeast of Toronto. As Sophie's passion for the Simmental breed has grown, she has become more actively involved in the Young Canadian Simmental Association and the Simmental breed as a whole. She is honoured to be in her second term as the President of the YCSA and looks forward to what this year will bring.
Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Scholarship - Cole McMahon, Galahad, AB
Cole is 18 years old and grew up on his family's grain farm near Galahad, Alberta. He is in his first year at the University of Saskatchewan studying Agribusiness, with hopes of returning to the family farm afterwards. Cole was lured into beef 4-H when he was 11 years old by his best friend, and has never looked back. He purchased his first purebred Simmental heifer at age 14 and has been hooked on the breed ever since. Cole is the Vice-President of the Alberta YCSA board. In the summer of 2015, Cole organized an online auction in memory of a young boy involved in a farming accident. He raised over $5,000 to donate to S.T.A.R.S.
Dr. Allan Dixon Memorial Scholarship - Ryley Noble, Lloydminster, SK
Ryley Noble is 19 years old and grew up on his family's farm, Black Gold Simmentals which is northeast of Lloydminster, where they raise purebred and commercial Simmental cattle. Currently, he is enrolled in Animal Science at the University of Saskatchewan in plans of applying to the Western Veterinary College of Medicine. He has been in 4-H since he was nine years old. Ryley attended Hutchinson Community College, for one year on their Livestock Judging Team.
Dr. Allan Dixon Memorial Scholarship - Taylor Campbell, Meaford, ON
Taylor is currently a 4th year Animal Biology student at the University of Guelph. She grew up in Rocklyn, Ontario where she is actively involved with her family's farm, Destiny Simmentals. Taylor is engaged in her community through volunteering. She is an active member of 4-H and YCS.
Trevor Vance Memorial Scholarship - Mariah Wotten, Little Britain, ON
Mariah is currently enrolled in her final year of the Pharmacy program at the University of Waterloo. Her passion for the livestock industry began with her interest in the family farm, and has included participation in the 4-H and YCS programs. She continues to be very involved in her family's cattle operation, Elm Tree Farms, assisting with herd records and promotion of their Fullblood Simmental cattle.