News from the Canadian Simmental Association

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 30, 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Young Canadian Simmental Association National Classic was held in August at Saint-Hyacinthe, Que.

Here are a few highlights from the show:

  • Champion Open Female – OATTES SINFUL FLIRT 55F (see below)
  • Champion Open Bull – IRCC DLC KING GEORGE 905G (see below)
  • Champion Bred and Owned Female – JCLS FLEK OF GOLD
  • Champion Commercial Female – TEE JAY GREMLIN 39F
  • Overall Champion Showperson – Katie Elmhirst, Indian River, Ont.
  • Champion Novice – Brenna Fornwald, Lampman, Sask.
  • Champion Junior – Megan Prouse, Janetville, Ont.
  • Champion Intermediate – Lacey Geddes, Scotch Settlement, N.B.
  • Champion Senior – Cody Smith, Lindsay, Oklahoma.

Young Canadian Simmental Association Grand Champion Female: OATTES SINFUL FLIRT 55F (at left), and Young Canadian Simmental Association Grand Champion Bull: IRCC DLC KING GEORGE 905G.
photo: Supplied


After 27 years with the Canadian Simmental Association’s registration and member services teams, Beth Rankin has retired.

Beth Rankin.
photo: Supplied

Rankin did not have a background in cattle, but she heard about the job opening through a friend who worked as the association’s secretary. Rankin fit right in with office staff from the beginning, excelling at the job. Her favourite parts of the job included engaging with association members regularly, as well as imports and reverse upgrading.

The word retirement still sounds weird to Rankin but she is looking forward to it. She plans on continuing with her spin classes and would like to learn how to play the violin.

The Canadian Simmental Association thanks Rankin for all her hard work and service over the years.

About the author

National account manager

As National account manager for Canadian Cattlemen, I work with all major accounts including equipment manufacturers, ad agency's and national breed associations. When I'm not busy working and promoting Canadian Cattlemen magazine, my family and I are running a purebred herd of Simmental cattle at Grandora, Sask.

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