The Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation awarded three scholarships this spring. All three recipients are using the funds for artificial insemination courses to diversify their herd genetics.
Shyanne Reynolds hails from Consul, Sask., where her family raises commercial cattle. Her involvement with the Simmental Association began in 2016 when she won the Arnal Boys Memorial Bursary to buy her first purebred bred Simmental heifer. She plans to attend Lakeland College in Vermilion to study animal health technology to become a registered vet technician.
Rylee Rogers of Drayton Valley, Alta., is currently in Grade 11. Her family raises purebred and commercial Simmental and Hereford cattle. Once Rylee graduates high school, she hopes to take a year off to gain some practical knowledge in the cattle industry and then apply that knowledge in her post-secondary studies.
Jordynn Rogers of Drayton Valley, Alta., has been involved on a huge level with the local 4-H club since the age of nine. It was through this club that her passion for cattle and the agriculture industry began and grew. Jordynn always looks forward to attending junior shows throughout the summer, but would say her favourite part of the industry is by far calving season.