Canadian Simmental Association Enewsletter
SAVE THE DATE - CSA 2016 CONVENTION
The Saskatchewan Simmental Association is proud to be hosting this year's CSA Annual Convention from July 21st to the 24th in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan at the Lloydminster Agriculture Exhibition. There are many exciting events being planned for this weekend including the CSA AGM, YCSA National Classic & FCSF Foundation Auction.
For registration forms click here.
Registration discount before June 20th!
Schedule of Events
For a schedule of events for the 2016 CSA Convention click here.
Guest rooms are available at the Hampton Inn by Hilton Lloydminster.
Rooms can be booked through the Group Code: CSA Convention. This block of rooms will be held until July 1st.
Or to book Campground space at the Lloydminster Exhibition grounds please reserve through the Saskatchewan Simmental Association at 306-697-2945.
NEW SIMMENTAL COUNTRY SALES REPRESENTATIVE
The Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) is pleased to welcome Ryan Cook to their staff in the role of Simmental Country Sale Representative. Ryan's primary responsibilities will be sales of advertising for Simmental Country and Commercial Country magazines as well as promoting the CSA and its programs..
THE HERD LETTER FOR 2016 IS "D"
CSA Fee Schedule Effective January 1, 2016
For new CSA Fee Schedule click here.
Pedigree Search using Partial Names
On the Home Page of the CSA website you navigate to Searches and choose the Pedigree Search option.
When only a partial name is known, you can use what is known as a "wildcard" (% - character). Using the % character at the beginning of your Name search allows you to search for a particular string of characters - whether they are at the beginning, middle or end of the Name.
Once the search query is initiated it will return anything with the search string that the user had indicated. You can then choose the correct animal from the list that is returned so you can view the record more closely.
Note: If you were to use % ADONIS - the search would have returned numerous records that you would have had to search through to determine which animal you were wanting to view. However, you can narrow the search greatly by adding additional characters such as - % MR ADONIS. This would have brought up one page of results if you selected the "50 records per Page" option from the drop-down menu (example below).
If you should require any additional assistance with using the Pedigree Search function, please call the CSA office at 403 250 7979 and speak to someone in Registrations.
When completing an application for lease, the following information must be completed:
1) Name, registration number and tattoo of the animal being leased
2) Name and address of the lessor and the lessee
3) Conditions of lease agreement
4) Start and end date of the lease agreement
5) Application for Lease must be dated and signed by the lessor and submitted to the CSA office for processing
For an Application for Lease Form, please go here
Genetic Evaluation Deadline for Total Herd Enrollment (THE) Herds:
In order for performance data (birth, weaning and yearling weights) to be included in CSA genetic EPD evaluations, it must be received at the CSA office no later than MAY 15th for the Fall Evaluation.
Current Averages & Percentiles
We would like to remind breeders that the CSA has re-aligned our EPD's with those of the ASA through our joint North American evaluation.
Simmental EPDs are now directly comparable between countries.
to view CSA Summer 2016 EPDs.
Genotyping Incentive Program
SIMMENTAL COUNTRY NEWS
Queens of the Pasture 2016 Simmental Country Issue Deadline - July 1st!!!
Contact Ryan or Jane to reserve your spot today!!
Highlight the queens of your pasture in our summer issue of Simmental Country!
A half page, full color advertisement for $500 + tax!!!
Herd matriarchs, cow families, donor cows, show females, ect!
Queens of the Pasture Photo Contest
We are holding our annual photo contest again! Submit your photos by June 15th for your chance to win a full page, full color advertisement in the Summer Issue AND have your photo appear on the Front Cover of this issue.
Get out your cameras and send in those pictures!
Please be sure to send in high resolution photos. Photos must be 8.5 x 11 at 300dpi. All photos submitted will become the property of the Canadian Simmental Association.
Deadline is June 15, 2016.
Simmental Country Online
To view Simmental Country and Commercial Country issues online visit the Simmental Country website.
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 Meghan.
For a listing of Simmental events visit the Simmental Country website.
YOUNG CANADIAN SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION
National Classic Announcement
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!
Thank all sponsors to date for the 2016 YCSA National Classic. If you wish to become involved by being a sponsor please contact YCSA Coordinator Kelsey Dust at 306-291-7086 or YCSA President Sophie Wotten at 705-464-1713.
**NEW to 2016 YCSA National Classic
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!
FRIENDS OF CANADIAN SIMMENTAL FOUNDATION
The Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Fundraising Auction is very excited to announce the 2016 Friend of the Canadian Simmental Foundation as McMillen Ranching Ltd of Careivale, Saskatchewan. The McMillen family has very generously donated a 2016 heifer calf from their world renowned herd, MRL. If you would like the opportunity to own the donation heifer from MRL 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. Proceeds from the auction support scholarships, youth development and research. 15% of the net proceeds from this year's sale will go directly to the Young Canadian Simmental Program. There are some really interesting donations in addition to the Lot 1 donation heifer.
- Toronto Blue Jays Tickets
- Connor McDavid Jersey
- Edmonton Oiler Tickets
- Travel Voucher
- Art Work & Home Décor
- Elite Semen & Embryo Genetics
- Children's Toys
- Flush Packages
- Photography Package
We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. The events will take place with the AGM of the Canadian Simmental Association this July. If you would like to donate to the auction or know more about how you can become involved, please contact any of the board members (information can be found on our website at www.friendsofsimmental.com) or contact the committee through Deanne Young 780-696-3643 or Vanessa Noble 306-825-9465 - Committee Co- Chairs.
All donations to the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. Than you to all of those that have donated thus far. We look forward to having a great time in Lloydminster and supporting this great cause!
T BAR C INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Over eight years T Bar C, along with their generous sponsors have raised over $350,000 providing exciting opportunities to a great number of youth. The T Bar C Invitational Golf tournament has supported the YCSA program to the amount of $67,496.34.
The T Bar Invitational was formed to help make a positive impact on the future of our youth. National Junior Associations representing over 2000 junior members are supplied with a large portions of their yearly funding towards their development and advancement. In addition, this year a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Western Agribition, Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup, Summer Synergy, Stockade Roundup and the Young Ranchman's All Breeds Livestock Show, which all host interbreed events. This is applied toward the development of junior advancement and awareness of youth in all beef sectors.
Join them on June 28th and 29th at Dakota Dunes Golf Links to be apart of the 9th Annual T Bar Invitational Golf Tournament!
CSA OFFICE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Office Holiday Schedule
The CSA office will be closed for the following 2016 holidays.
Victoria Day - Monday, May 23rd
Canada Day - Friday, July 1st
Civic Holiday - Monday, August 1st
Labour Day - Monday, September 5th
Thanksgiving - Monday, October 10th
Remembrance Day - Friday, November 11th
Christmas (in lieu) - Monday, December 26th
New Year's Day (in lieu) - Monday, January 2, 2017