2016 Spring Advocate

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ADVOCATE The official publication of the Ontario Simmental Association

Cover Picture Taken by Taika von Königslöw Marywood Simmentals Palmerston On

In each edition, sale results, events and announcements. Will only be listed if received by the graphic designer in writing or email. We encourage you to share Simmental related photographs of your animals and operation.


If you have a cover shot for the advocate please send it to memberservices.osa@gmail.com

B&W 1⁄2 Page $110 B&W Full Page $175 Color Full Page $300 Color Inside Covers $325 Color Back Cover $375 Yearly Card Ad $75

From the Editor The Advocate is the official publication of the Ontario Simmental Association. The emphasis of the magazine is to keep Ontario Simmental breeders informed about past and up-coming events; provide a resource for marketing and advertising; and, to support Simmental youth programs. We also highlight local and international news items that impact cow-calf operators and the beef industries as a whole. Areas of interest include: animal health; beef trade and market issues; the latest research initiatives; and, consumer attitudes toward beef.

*Prices may change according to printing costs.

YEARLY CONTRACTS Receive 10% discount on regular rates with exception to the card ads. YEARLY CONTRACTS Consists of 2 issues *Must be a paid OSA member to advertise 1 year | Membership (HST incl.) $50 or $55 before Jan 31st 3 year | Membership (HST incl.) $140 or $145 before Jan 31st

ADVERTISING & COPY DEADLINES For more Information Josh Wooddisse Ontario Simmental Member Services Manager www.ontariosimmentalassociation.com

All advertising, copy, and photographs must be submitted by the following dates SPRING ISSUE | DUE: Jan 21st FALL ISSUE | DUE: June 22st

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OSA Board of Directors 2015 - 2016 Tina Hiddink

Billy Elmhirst

Dennis Elliott




T 613-399-3239

C 705-761-0896

T 519-345-2785




Dave Milliner

Carla Nolan

Brad Turpin



East Central Director

C 519-375-0122

T 905-607-2204

T 613-848-4208




Dan O’Brien

Grace Oesch

Brittany Barkley




C 613-761-2403

T 519-656-2199

613 537-2441




John Pearson Director 905-349-3415 j.kpearson@sympatico.ca

OSA Staff Josh Wooddisse Member Services Manager C 519 362-5373 memberservices.osa@gmail.com

New Mailing Address Ontario Simmental Association c.o. Josh Wooddisse RR1, 8491 Con 14, Palmerston ON N0G 2P0

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Upcoming Events & Sales February 6

March 26


PIC Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Carson Sales Arena Listowel, ON

February 17 - 18 Beef Farmers of Ontario AGM International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto ontariobeef.com

April 2

February 18

April 2 - 4

M&J Farms Simmental and Angus Bull and Female Sale Russell,MB mjsimmentalangus.com

Earley Livestock Online BULL Sale Kerwood, ON

Midwestern Ontario Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Hanover, ON

April 14 - 16 February 29 Bar 5 3rd Annual Online Bull Sale Markdale, ON bar5.com

March 2 & 3 East Central Farm Show Lindsay, ON regionalscia.org

March 5th OSA AGM - Holiday Inn Peterborough (new location) 1:00 p.m. 150 George Street North, Peterborough, ON K9J 3G5

River Point Cattle Co. Internet Bull Sale & Guests Glencoe, ON liveauctions.tv riverpointcattlecompany.com

July 1 Futurity Second payment of $20.00

July 15 - 17 Ontario Trillium Classic (YCSA show) Metcalfe, ON

September 29 - October 2 River Point Cattle Co. Internet Sale Glencoe, ON liveauctions.tv riverpointcattlecompany.com

March 8, 9, 10 Ottawa Valley Farm Show Ottawa, ON ottawafarmshow.com

March 12 Your Source for Success Bull & Female Sale Indian River, ON indianrivercattlecompany.com

March 12 5th Annual Synergie Bull Sale Ste-Sophie de Levrard, PQ bbbgsimmental.com

March 12 Benchmark Bull Sale Cobden, ON

March 19 Ferme Gagnon Inc & Guests Annual Bull Sale Cheneville, PQ fermegagnoninc.com

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President’s Message – Tina Hiddink What a memorable year 2015 was for the Ontario Simmental Association’s (OSA) membership. The OSA members hosted a successful OSA – AGM* at the Best Western in Peterborough where we shared an evening of fellowship with the Ontario Charolais Association members. *PLEASE NOTE the 2016 OSA – AGM will be held at the Holiday Inn, Peterborough on March 5, 2016. The Ontario Charolais Association members will be joining us for dinner offering Ontario Corn Fed Beef. Don’t forget the auction. The OSA had been approached by the CSA to host the 2015 CSA – AGM and National YCS Show. We made arrangements to hold the events at the Lindsay Exhibition Grounds, Lindsay. The LEX staff were great to work with and we thank them for the use of their facility and their staff were excellent to work with. Well we did it! Ontario should be proud! On the August 2015 long weekend we held the largest National YCS Show ever. The CSA – AGM membership attendence was one of the largest in recent times. For the Prime Rib Roast Banquet we sold all 275 tickets and could have sold more! The Friends of Simmental Foundation Fund Auction was the largest fund raiser ever and we thank Ron Nolan and his Committee for all their hard work. We also want to congratulate Ken Lewis, Lewis Farms, the winner of the heifer donated by Elm Tree Simmentals. There are so many to thank. Bruce Holmquist and the CSA staff for giving Ontario the opportuinty to prove what we could host this event and their support through the planning stages. Thank you Carla Schmitt, what a “way to cut your teeth”! Also a special thank you to the committee chairs: Dan O’Brien - sponserships; Dave Milliner – budget and guest speakers; Carla Nolan hospitality / Welcome Packages; Debbie Elliott – registrations; Josh Wooddisse – 2015 Breeders Directory, advertising, tech support ect; and all the OSA directors for helping were ever needed. Couldn’t have done it without you. We are happy to report that the CSA – AGM event budget broke even. Thank you New Holland for your continued national sponsorship to the CSA and being a major sponsor of the 2015 CSA - AGM and National YCS Show in Lindsay. Also want to thank the Ontario sponsors: commercial/businesses, Ontario Simmental zones, Ontario Simm-Belles, Simmental breeders, individuals for their support. In 2015 we celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Simmental cattle being shown at the RAWF. It was an honour for us to recognise Kingfield Farm Simmentals for showing cattle for each of the 40 years. Barb Vance, V5 Simmentals presented the banner on behalf of the OSA. Tyler Libke was the judge for the open show with over 100 head entered. Charles Burns was our barn boss again in 2015 and the Simmental representatives to the RAWF Billy Elmhirst and John Pearson. Thank you. The Wine and Cheese reception was hosted by the Ontario Simm-Belles and we sincerely thank Carla Nolan and her family, again for organizing this very successful event. The Bright Light’s Futurity also took place at the RAWF and there were enough nominations for 2016 that we are happy to announce it will take place again at the 2016 RAWF. The Ontario YCS also held their provincial show at the RAWF. We must acknowlege their enthusiasm by attending provincial youth events as they are the future of our breed and our agriculture industry. The OSA continues to support the 4-H Beef Programs in Ontario providing a gift to all Ontario 4-H beef members who show a Simmental animal as their 4-H project. We would ask that membership advise their local 4-H County Clubs of this initiative. Again we thank Keitha Harris - Donovan for volunteering and her continued support to the OSA in this important program. Effective August 31, 2015, Debbie Elliott resigned as Treasurer of the OSA. We thank her for the six years she was our Treasurer. An announcement for the a new Treasurer will be provided in due course. Until the announcement is made all correspondence/ payments are to be forwarded to Josh Wooddisse: Ontario Simmental Association c/o Josh Wooddisse RR # 1, 8491 Line 14, Palmerston, Ontario N0G 2P0. You can also contact him at memberservices.osa@gmail.com or call at 1-519-362-5373. We can not stress enough that the CSA and OSA want to encourage and look forward to two way communication with our membership to answer questions, concerns or comments. We all agree it is a good time to be in the beef business. Wishing you all, success with your 2016 calving season. OSA Advocate


2016 Ontario Simmental Association AGM March 5, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Holiday Inn, Peterborough, ON NEW LOCATION Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront 150 George Street North, Peterborough, ON K9J 3G5. Book your room today 705 740-6581. The Ontario Charolais Association will join us at the banquet and Ontario Corn Fed Beef will be served. Pre-order your meal ticket with Josh Wooddisse at memberservices.osa@gmail.com before March 1, 2016 , for a reduced rate of $35.00 per person. Spread the word and join us for the 2016 Ontario Simmental Association annual general meeting. 2016 Royal Nominated Judges Voting will occur at the OSA AGM. Dr. Scott Schaake, Kansas Nominate by: Scott Dykstra Seconded by: Nicolaus Reicheld Bill Biglieni, Manitoba Nominate by: Pat Murray Seconded by: Todd Campbell Garth Rancier, Alberta Nominate by: John Pearson Seconded by: Ivan Mathews 2016 Futurity Entries 75 Cows were entered by 13 producers.

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2016 Simmentals Royal Winter Fair Judge Nominees Dr. Scott Schaake, Kansas Dr. Scott Schaake was raised on a cow-calf ranch/row crop operation near Lawrence Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1984 with a B.S. in Animal Sciences and Industry. He earned his M.S. at Clemson University and Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky, specializing in the area of Meat Science. He served as the coach of the Livestock Judging Team from 1992 to 2013. His teams won five National Championships during his tenure as a coach at Kansas State University. He is also involved with teaching Foundations in Animal Science, Introductory Animal Science Lab, and Livestock and Meat Evaluation. In addition to his teaching responsibilities he advises around 40 undergraduate students each year. Dr. Schaake has judged livestock shows in 32 states, Canada, South America and Mexico. His personal interest includes all types of sports, hunting, fishing and attending his sons' sporting events. His family includes wife, Kandi, and sons Shane and Shilo. Nominated by: Scott Dykstra (Simmgen Land and Cattle Co.) Seconded by: Nicolaus Reicheld (Jarvis Simmental Farms) Bill Biglieni, Manitoba Bill along with his wife, Nancy own and operate WLB Livestock producing purebred black and red Simmental and Polled Hereford seedstock. Their 160-cow operation is located north of Douglas, Manitoba. In October they hosted their fourth internet heifer sale offering top show heifers and replacement females. The WLB Internet Heifer Sale has had over 200 people logged in from across North America and overseas countries. On March 26, 2013 they will host their 9th annual bull sale which will offer 50 Polled Hereford and Simmental yearling bulls. Showing cattle has been a big part of Bill’s life starting with his 4-H show career, which then developed into a professional career of working purebred sales and showing cattle for various breeders in the United States and Canada. This work took him to many events across the U.S from Atlanta, Georgia all the way to the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California. One of the many highlights of his show career was being voted Herdsman of the year at the National Hereford Show in Fort Worth, Tx. Bill and Nancy’s show efforts have not gone unrewarded as in addition to exhibiting a number of National Champions they recently bred both the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Polled Hereford Females at the 2012 World Hereford Conference Show held at Olds, AB. Bill’s judging experience has taken him to numerous exhibitions across North America. From Nova Scotia to Vancouver and from Massachusetts to National breed shows in Louisville KY, Fort Worth, TX, and Denver, CO. Bill has also judged a number Canadian National breed shows at the Toronto Royal and the Canadian Western Agribition. Nominate by: Pat Murray Seconded by: Todd Campbell OSA Advocate


2016 Simmentals Royal Winter Fair Judge Nominees Garth Rancier from Killam, Alberta Garth and his wife Angela, are the fourth generation at Rancier Farms, Killam, Alberta. They along with their two children, Kade and Abby, maintain a purebred and percentage black and red Simmental cow herd, and grain farm. Garth and Angela exhibit cattle at many of the major fall shows in Canada, and have been fortunate to breed and exhibit numerous Breed and National Champions with the highlight being awarded Supreme Champion four times at Farmfair International and breeding and exhibiting the first Simmental Female to win the RBC Supreme at Canadian Western Agribition. Fitting cattle has also taken Garth to many shows across Canada, the United States and Argentina. Garth has enjoyed judging shows across Canada including Canadian Western Agribition, Farmfair International. Lloydminster Stockade Roundup, Calgary Stampede, Maritime Fall Fair and the 2015 National YCSA Classic in Lindsay. Nominated by: John Pearson Seconded by: Ivan Mathews

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2015 Commercial Cattlemen Award presented by Ontario Simmental Association

Don & Kate Ceasar - Lions Head, ON Don is a 5th generation beef farmer on the Bruce Peninsula. Married to Kate, they have 3 children - Bill, Gena and Brandee. Don and Kate manage over 1000 acres for their 450 Simmental x Angus cows. Kate works for the Owen Sound Transportation Company (ChiCheeMaun) running the Springmount office and loves to come home to her cattle. Don was awarded the Premier’s Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Award in 2008 for his development of the Bluewater Black Calf Producers Association and Sale. Don says his favourite thing about farming is 'calving' and witnessing new life being brought into the farm. Don loves a Simmental Angus cross cow that will calf in April and wean a 700 lbs calf in November. He selects functional bulls with great feet and legs. He picks his replacement female for fertility and udder. The Ontario Simmental Association is proud to present him with the Commercial Cattleman Award.

Celebrating 40 years of exhibiting Simmentals at the Royal Kingfield Farms have been an active member of the Simmental organization since its conception in Canada. They exhibited cattle in the first Simmental Show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto in 1976 and every Simmental show there since. They are the only Simmental breeders to have shown for 40 consecutive years since the Simmental show at the Royal began. Kingfield Farms have been inducted into the Simmental Hall of Fame in 2015 for there hard working in assisting the Simmental breed to develop and improve in Canada. Barbara Vance awards Michael & Charles Burns Kingfield Farms of Maple, ON a banner celebrating 40 years of exhibiting Simmentals at the Royal.

National Junior Beef Heifer Show Congratulation to Lucas Williams showed Jetstream Bright N Classy achieving the Champion Junior Showperson at the 2015 National Junior Beef Heifer Show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, ON. Congratulation to the Champion Simmental Heifer K-LER RHIANNA 432B show by Amanda Scott from Drumbo, ON and Reserve Champion Simmental Heifer CARD ENDLESS BLAZE 13B show by Scott Jensen from Sheddon, ON at the 2015 National Junior Beef Heifer Show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, ON. OSA Advocate


2015 40th Simmental Show, Toronto, ON

Junior Calf Champion Jetstream Livestock JETSTREAM COVERGIRL 27C

Reserve Junior Calf Champion Indian River Cattle Company IRCC GIRL CRUSH 519C

Champion Bull Calf Ron & Linda Stewart & Sons Justabout Red Man

Senior Calf Champion River Point Cattle Co. RPCC Blk Clara 218C

Reserve Senior Calf Champion Barlee BARLEE LEXI LOU

Reserve Champion Bull Calf Robson Acres Arkacy Carlos 2C

Junior Champion Female Jetstream Livestock Jetstream Bright N Classy

Reserve Junior Champion Female Indian River Cattle Company IRCC BOMBSHELL 418B

Champion Bull

Junior Champion Bull Greylodge Simmentals CDM BROKER BOONDOCK 18B Senior Champion Female Kade Simmentals Kade's Miss Mrl 62Z

Reserve Senior Champion Female Simmgen Land and Cattle Co. IRCC AT A GIRL 335A

Reserve Champion Bull

Reserve Junior Champion Bull Indian River Cattle Company IRCC BOOMSHAKALAKA 434B

Champion Female

Jetstream Livestock Jetstream Bright N Classy OSA Advocate

Reserve Champion Female Indian River Cattle Company IRCC BOMBSHELL 418B


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2015 40th Simmental Show, Toronto, ON

Get Of Sire Indian River Cattle Company Indian River, ON

Breeder's Herd Indian River Cattle Company Indian River, ON

Premier Breeder Award Premier Exhibitor Award Indian River Cattle Company

Judge Tyler Libke, Hanley Saskatchewan Progeny Of Dam River Point Cattle Co. Glencoe, ON

Champion Fullblood Female Erich Kern Hanover, ON

Bright Light Futurity Show

Ron Wooddisse Memorial Carcass Class Champion Bull & Reserve Champion Bull Richwood Simmentals Richard Wooddisse

Reserve Champion Female Indian River Cattle Company IRCC Cruel Girl 502C

Champion Female Indian River Cattle Company IRCC Cherry Bomb 513c

Champion Female & Reserve Champion Female Waydamar Farms Dave & Gayle Milliner

Reserve Champion Bull Simmgen Land and Cattle Co. SLCC Sentinel Prime 326C

Champion Bull Donovandale Farms Donovandale Chippindale

Young Canadian Simmental Show

Champion Showman - Denver Bolton OSA Advocate

Reserve Champion Showman - Kaylea Donovan 14

Banner Sponsors OPEN SIMMENTAL SHOW - 2015 CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF Bouchard Livestock International Crossfield, AB RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF Hallridge Simmentals Dr. Everett & Marylon Hall Owen Sound, ON

JUNIOR CHAMPION BULL Gravandale Simmentals Wellesley, ON RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION BULL Destiny Simmentals Todd & Karen Campbell Meaford, ON

CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF Sullivan Simmentals John & Linda Sullivan Kazabazua, QC RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF Leahy Stock Farm Douro, ON

GRAND CHAMPION BULL Burns Simmentals Sterling and Mona Burns Perth, ON RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Indian River Cattle Co. Billy & Juanita Elmhirst Indian River, ON

JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Waydamar Simmentals Dave and Gayle Milliner Dundalk, ON RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Donovandale Farms Gerald, Keitha Donovan and Family Ashton, ON

PROGENY OF DAM Alliance Simmentals Farms, Mike McCart North Gower, ON

SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Rockridge Simmentals, memory of Florence Lewis, ON RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE V5 Simmentals In Memory of Bennie Vance Kanata, ON GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Bar 5 Stock Farms Ron and Carla Nolan Markdale, ON RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Flo-Lar Farms In memory of Larry Behnke BULL CALF CHAMPION Robson Acres The Robson Family Millbrook, ON RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF Wild Oak Farms Hank & Tina Hiddink Bloomfield, ON

BREEDERS HERD Ottawa Valley Simmental Club GET OF SIRE Poplar Simmentals Kevin Howatt Auburn, ON CHAMPION FULLBLOOD FEMALE BBBG Groupe Quebec PREMIER EXHIBITOR Royal Agricultural Winter Fair PREMIER BREEDER Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

BRIGHT LIGHT FUTURITY SHOW - 2015 CHAMPION BULL Wild Oak Farms Hank, Tina & Brandon Hiddink Bloomfield, ON RESERVE CHAMPION BULL Richwood Simmental Moorefield, ON

CHAMPION HEIFER Mcrobdon Simmentals Mount Forest, ON RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER Black River Farms Dan and Janet Munro Sutton, ON

RON WOODDISSE MEMORIAL CARCASS CLASS - 2015 CHAMPION BULL Beef Improvement Organization, Guelph, ON. RESERVE CHAMPION BULL O’Brien Farms Dan O’Brien Winchester, ON

CHAMPION FEMALE Maple Key Farms,Stan & Sharron Conquergood Port Elgin, ON RESERVE CHAMPION FEMALE Tom Henderson Custom Meat Cutting Chesterville, ON

YOUNG CANADIAN SIMMENTAL SHOW - 2015 CHAMPION SHOWMAN Ontario Simmental Association OSA Advocate

RESERVE CHAMPION SHOWMAN Ontario Simmental Association 15

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Additional information from the Editor There is no public health risk associated with the Bluetongue virus. The five Bluetongue virus serotypes found in the U.S. are on the immediately notifiable list under Ontario’s Animal Health Act. Cattle affected with these serotypes of Bluetongue virus can show mild or no clinical signs but serve as a reservoir for the disease. Sheep that are susceptible, such as those in previously unaffected areas, can show signs of serious illness and death. There are no control or eradication programs for diseases on the immediately notifiable list, however, the presence of these diseases can affect trade of live animal, semen and embryos. Trade of beef for human consumption will not be affected. Bluetongue in cattle is often detected in abattoir through national surveillance testing programs. Additional reference: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/animals/terrestrial-animals/diseases/immediately-notifiable/eng/1305670991321/1305671848331 OSA Advocate


Spirit of the Show Award at the 2015 YCSA National Classic To say I was overwhelmed when I was chosen to present the final award for the YCS Program at the Canadian Simmental Convention 2015 would be true! So much so that I couldn’t properly say “Thank You”. To all YCSA members and the “Front Runners” in the management positions who made the National Classic YCS Show at Lindsay, a resounding success, congratulations for a job exceedingly well done! To Carla Schmitt, YCSA Coordinator, Sophie Wotten, Canadian YCSA President, Ontario YCSA President Dylan Foley, you should all be so proud. To put on a show of this magnitude is no easy task. To have to share your ideas right across the provinces is no easy task. When you put each persons strengths and ideas together look what you accomplished! The trophy, in itself was beautiful, I do have first hand knowledge of the recipients work ethics and dedication, so it was a proud moment for me to present Dylan Foley with this Spirit of the Show Award. To each and all who made the 2015 YCSA National Show and the AGM such a resounding success, I sincerely thank you. Barbara Vance OSA Advocate


Simmental History

Simmental is an influential breed of cattle whose history dates back to the Middle Ages. Early records indicate that Simmental cattle were the result of a cross between large German cattle and a smaller breed indigenous to Switzerland. The name Simmental is derived from the name of the area where the cattle were first bred the Simme Valley. Technically, the Simmental designation includes several breeds in Europe. The name is given specifically to the breed in Switzerland, while in Germany and Austria it is known as Fleckvieh, and in France as Pie Rouge. The Pie Rouge includes three separate herd book registries namely Abondance, Montbeliard and Pie Rouge de l'Est. In Canada the breed is known as Simmental. Parisien, the first Simmental bull brought into Canada, was imported in 1967. By 1969 the Canadian Simmental Association was incorporated under the Livestock Pedigree Act. Excellent performance in production of milk and beef, plus exceptional adaptability to a variety of environmental influences has led the Simmental breed to world-wide popularity and distribution. There are approximately 35 million head of Simmental in Europe, where they are most popular. Export to a number of other countries has resulted in an excellent representation on all five continents. Simmental breeders in a variety of countries have achieved favorable results in the crossing of Simmental with British and continental breeds. In sub-tropical areas, crossing with the indigenous breeds (eg. Brahman, Zebu) has resulted in calves exhibiting a great deal of hybrid vigor with an excellent rate of gain and an ability to withstand environmental pressure. Generations of selective breeding, with the objective of maximizing milk and beef production at minimum cost, have created a well-balanced hereditary proponent that is highly adaptable, heavily muscled, fine lined, and well conformed. Docility and exceptional mothering traits are other outstanding characteristics of the breed. Color varies from gold to red with white, and may be evenly distributed or clearly defined in patches on a white background. The head is white and often a white band appears over the shoulders. The majority have pigment around the eyes, helping to reduce eye problems which occur from bright sunlight. The heavy muscling, extraordinary length and overall size and weight of the animal are combined to produce a well fleshed carcass of solid red meat with a minimum of waste fat. In meat production, Simmental are more than competitive with all other breeds, as their body length gives a higher percentage of choice cuts. To assist cattlemen in selecting bulls that fit their needs, the Canadian Simmental Association has developed the beef cattle industry's most comprehensive Expected Progeny Difference (EPD) system. This system enables buyers to identify traits such as easy calving and low birth weight; weaning and yearling growth performances; and maternal traits such as milk, calving ease, and weaning weight. This was sourced from http://www.simmental.com/ OSA Advocate


Become an OSA Member The OSA • Puts on the Royal Winter Fair Show, supports the youth shows. • Promotes the Simmental breed by Ads (Simmental Country, Ontario Beef, Ontario Feeders) • Attends the Ontario Beef, Ontario Feeders AGM & trade shows • Any 4H member showing a Simmental receives a Simmental gift for completing the club Benefits of being a OSA Member • Receive the Advocate • Your Farm will be put in the OSA Directory that will be put out next year for the CSA AGM 1 year | Membership (HST incl.) $50 or $55 before Jan 31st 3 year | Membership (HST incl.) $140 or $145 before Jan 31st For more Information Josh Wooddisse - Ontario Simmental Member Services Manager www.ontariosimmentalassociation.com or memberservices.osa@gmail.com

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