August 2023
REGISTRY

The herd letter for 2023 is “L”

RANDOM PARENTAGE VERIFICATION OF SIMMENTAL ANIMALS
 
In accordance with the CSA Bylaws and Office Policies, parentage verification of animals is required on a random basis. Random requests are to be completed within six months of the date of the letter sent to the member. If you are unable to submit the SNP sample on the random animal(s) before the 6-month period, please contact the CSA office so we may determine an alternate animal for parentage verification testing.
 
IMPORTED ANIMALS
 
CSA OFFICE PROCEDURE FOR IMPORTING ANIMALS
 
Following is what we ask the member to submit when registering an import from the U.S.
-         CSA import application
-         The original registration certificate if registered with the ASA and is in your ownership. If you are Importing for the purpose of (Semen/Embryo) a copy is acceptable.
-         DNA/blood results (if import is AI/Natural sire/semen/embryo)
-        Import animals must meet the CSA bylaws prior to Importing. If DNA does not meet the requirements with High Density from the ASA or any other lab, it may require upgrading and ordering Lab Applications and have the member providing a sample directly to Neogen for testing.
 
Imported animals shall be registered with the same name as shown on the certificate of registration issued in the county from which they were imported. If the name of the imported animal has a herd prefix or name that is identical to one registered with the Association, the Association has the right to change the herd prefix or name as necessary.

Embryo Procedure: Did you own the donor dam at the time of the flush?

When you purchase embryos, it is a CSA requirement that the seller (or acting Sale Agent) complete and sign an Embryo Transfer of Ownership form. You must then forward the signed form to the CSA office so that the embryo signatures can be logged into the herd book records. This will ensure that your embryo registrations are not delayed unnecessarily when the results arrive from the lab.

 
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WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST CSA & YCSA MEMBERS
SIMMENTAL PHOTO OF THE MONTH
This months Simmental photo of the month was submitted by: Rae-Lee Erickson
If you would like to submit a photo for the photo of the month the photos must include the following:
·    Have a Simmental influence
·    A caption or description if you have one
·    All photos submitted maybe used in future Simmental marketing material
 
Please submit all photos to sprice@simmental.com 
CSA OFFICE HOLIDAY CLOSURE DATES
Monday- August 7th- Civic Holiday
Monday- September 4th- Labour Day
Monday- October 9th- Thanksgiving
Monday- December 25th - Christmas
Tuesday - December 26th - in lieu of Remembrance Day