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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

Programs Coordinator

Meghan Black
Simmental Country Sales Representative

YCSA Coordinator
Registry & Member Services

Reception & Member Services 
Simmental Country
General Manager

Bruce Holmquist
(403) 988-8676

Programs Coordinator
(506) 324-4825   

Simmental Country Sales Representative
(780) 818-3452
Eastern Sales 

Jane Crawford
(519) 317-5263

Board of Directors

David Milliner

First Vice-President

Lee McMillen

Second Vice-President
Canadian Simmental Association Enewsletter
July 2016
In This Issue
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.
T: 780-874-1118   www.hampton.com
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


September 2016 Commercial Country Issue Deadline - August 1st!!!
Contact Ryan or Jane to reserve your spot today!!
Simmental Country Online
To view Simmental Country and Commercial Country issues online visit the Simmental Country website. 
Membership Announcements
Please send any membership announcements to [email protected].
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 Meghan.
For a listing of Simmental events visit the Simmental Country website.
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!

The 2016 Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Fundraising Auction is less than a month away. There are some really interesting donations. Thank you to all of our donators for their generous support. If you would like the opportunity to own the donation bred heifer from MRL Ranching - the McMillen Family 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 National Young Canadian Simmental Program (YCS).
Catalogs have been mailed to all active CSA members. Yours should be arriving in your mailbox soon. You can also view the catalog on the CSA website - www.simmental.com, or the Friends of Canadian Simmental website at www.friendsofsimmental.com

The auction includes art work, unique genetics, children toys, marketing opportunities and more. The auction can also be viewed the evening of July 23 at www.dlms.ca.   We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. For more information please contact Deanne Young at 780-542-0855.
If you would like to learn more about the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation and the work that we are doing, please join us at our Annual General Meeting, at 9:00 am Sunday July 24, 2016, Lloydminster, SK.

Office Holiday Schedule
The CSA office will be closed for the following 2016 holidays.
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    

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