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 Convention registration forms click here.
Registration discount before June 20th!
For "The Yards" forms click here.
Registration deadline July 11th!
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.
To book Campground space at the Lloydminster Exhibition grounds please reserve through the Saskatchewan Simmental Association at 306-697-2945.
THE HERD LETTER FOR 2016 IS "D"
CSA Fee Schedule Effective January 1, 2016
For CSA Fee Schedule click here.
Online User Support: Requesting Buyer Numbers from the CSA Office
For those Online Users that have held their registration papers, you may have to periodically ask us to provide you with the buyer numbers in order to transfer the animal(s). Especially since a large number of buyers are non-members (Commercial producers).
It is important to submit the form completely as missing information can delay us from sending you a reply. When completing the Name entry-field, please include the First and Last name (or Farm Name - if applicable). *** Please do not indicate General Delivery for the address as a complete mailing address is required.
Note: When requesting buyer numbers only one request per individual buyer is necessary. The CSA Registry staff address your requests as they arrive in the email@example.com inbox. Therefore, if your requests are sent after 4:00pm (MDT - Mountain Daylight Time), you will receive an email reply the following day.
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, etc!
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 you to 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
T BAR C INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
For 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.
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