Ben Farrant of Red Deer, Alta., has joined the Canadian Simmental Association board. He will be joining incumbent director Byron Johnson of Amisk, Alta., who is returning for his second term. Scott Matthews of Canton de Hatley, Que., was elected by acclamation.
Past president Garth Rancier of Killam, Alta., and Francis Gagnon of Cheneville, Que., are retiring as directors and the Canadian Simmental Association appreciates their years of service to the association and its membership.
The proposed bylaw amendment, while receiving over 61 per cent support of the ballots received, failed to achieve the two-thirds majority required to make the revision to Purebred status for Simmental males.