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 #13, 4101-19th St. NE 
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

CSA Programs Coordinator
(306) 221-7950
Board of Directors
David Milliner
First Vice-President
Lee McMillen
Second Vice-President
Canadian Simmental Association Enewsletter

January 2016
In This Issue


For new CSA Fee Schedule click here.
When returning the EMBRYO DATA & REGISTRATION FORMS, please enclose the copies of the Embryo/CETA Transplant Forms. It aids the CSA staff if you write the tattoo of the resultant embryo calf beside the appropriate Recipient Dam on the form so the CSA registry staff can manually track the embryo activity for that particular flush.

Online Simmental.com Users: Entering Birth Information
There are two ways in which you can enter your calf records using the Online system. The examples below are assuming the Online user is entering 2016-born (D- year letter) calves.
Option 1:
My Herd
My Inventory
My Posted Inventory - 2016
  • by clicking on the word "Calving" to the right of the Dam in the list displayed on your screen
  • after clicking the "Save" button to save the calf record, hit the "Back" button located in the top-left area of your screen and continue with the next Dam
 Note: If you are entering multiple calf records (e.g. Twins, triplets, or embryos), you must use Option 2 below
Option 2:
My Performance
My Calving (2016 Display Year)
  • click the "Add" button to enter the calf information
  • click the "Save" button to save the record
If you require further explanation, please contact the Registry staff at 1 866 860 6051.
Genotyping Incentive Program 
Through support from the Canadian Agriculture Adaptation Program (CAAP) the CSA is offering a reduced price on genotyping/ parentage tests for CSA members:

$30 per sample for GGP-LD Profile **Savings of $20**

$50 per sample for GGP-HD Profile  **Savings of $45**


DNA kits must be ordered through the CSA office.

For more information contact the CSA Office:

(405) 250-7979 or [email protected]


Spring 2016 Simmental Country Issue Deadline - April 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 bull sale results included in the Spring Issue of Simmental Country, please send to Carla prior to April 5th.
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/ 


The Saskatchewan Simmental Association is proud to be hosting this year's CSA Annual Convention from July 21st to the 24th, in Lloydminster, SK. There are many exciting events being planned for this weekend including the CSA AGM, YCSA National Classic and FCSF Foundation Auction. 
Stay tuned for updates and information!


 Happy New Year from the Young Canadian Simmental Association!
2016 YCSA National Classic
The 2016 National YCSA Classic will be proudly hosted in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan July 21-24, 2016. The Classic will be held in conjunction with the 2016 Canadian Simmental Association Convention. Please keep your eyes open for the latest information, as this will be another great opportunity to take part in a leading national youth event!
Scheduled 2016 Provincial Classics
Quebec Junior Beef Show: July 7-10, 2016 Brome, QC
Ontario Trillium Classic: July 15-17, 2016 Metcalfe, ON
Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup: July 29-31, 2016 Neepawa, MB
Alberta Wild Rose Classic: August 4-7, 2016 Lacombe, AB
Maritime YCSA Classic: Sept 23-25, 2016 Windsor, NS

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!
Happy 2016 from the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation. We are excited to see what 2016 will bring to the Foundation this year. Each year the Board of Directors has been diligent in growing the equity of the Foundation in order to support youth, education and research. We will continue to do this in 2016 through our Annual Fundraising Auction to be held in conjunction with the AGM of the Canadian Simmental Association, July 23, 2016 in Lloydminster, SK. The Auction Fundraising committee under the guidance of Co-chairs Deanne Young and Vanessa Noble will start the planning soon. If you would like to be a part of the committee please contact the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation at [email protected].

If you would like to consider making a charitable tax donation to the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation in 2016, donations can be made directly to the Foundation at #13 , 4101 - 19 Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7C4. Families or organizations that would like to discuss a Legacy Donation, please contact Chairman Ken Lewis, at [email protected] or any of the FCSF Directors. Information can be found on our webpage at www.simmentalfoundation.com