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.
For your convenience, the SSA can now accept payment via e-transfers!
Please register before July 15th!
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.
Simmental Innovations Symposium Tentative Schedule
11:00am Welcome - Lee McMillen, CSA Breed Improvement Chair
11:10am International Genetic Solutions (IGS) - Dr. Wade Shafer, American
Simmental Association - "The Next Generation of Genetic Evaluation"
12:00pm Lunch & Networking
1:00pm Sustainable Beef Production in Canada - Tom Lynch-Staunton, Canadian
Cattlemen's Association - "Are We Ready for Another Earl's?"
2:00pm What Are Economic Indexes - Dr. Wade Shafer, American Simmental
Association - "API & TI - What Are They?"
3:00pm Data Collection and CSA Programs Update - David Milliner & Bruce
Holmquist, Canadian Simmental Association - "Are Our Cattle as Good as
We Think They Are?"
3:30pm Question & Answer Session
4:00pm Conclusion - Lee McMillen, CSA Breed Improvement Chair