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Canadian Simmental Association elects directors

Purely Purebred, news from the August 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

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., […] Read more

Crystal Fisk joins Canadian Simmental Association

Purely Purebred, news from the June 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) is pleased to welcome Crystal Fisk to their staff in the role of Young Canadian Simmental Association programs co-ordinator. Fisk and her family operate Ridgeline Cattle Co. at Parry, Sask.  “I began my cattle career in the Hereford breed and got involved in the Simmental breed when I was 17 […] Read more


Canadian Simmental Association moves ahead with AGM

Purely Purebred, news from the May 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Simmental Association is full speed ahead with plans for the summer AGM and Young Canadian Simmental Association national show to be held in Portage la Prairie, Man., from July 22 to 25. Also part of the excitement is the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation auction on July 24. Stay tuned for more details […] Read more

Simmental tags a hit with producers

Simmental tags a hit with producers

Purely Purebred: News from the January 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Simmental Association is pleased to announce that the CCIA tag sales with the blue Simmental back button have now exceeded 60,000 tags since they became available in April 2017. The tags are available for ordering through the CCIA website.


Dr. John Basarab accepted the Don Matthews Memorial Award on behalf of Livestock Gentec from Michael Latimer of CBBC.

Canadian Simmental Association elects directors, Livestock Gentec receives award

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the August 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) has elected its directors and Jennie Mutch of Earnscliffe, P.E.I., is the newly elected director for the region of B.C., N.B., N.S., P.E.I. and Newfoundland-Labrador. She will join directors Blair McIntosh of Maymont, Sask., and Bill Biglieni of Douglas, Man., who were elected by acclamation, all for three-year terms to […] Read more

Cam and Myrna Schweitzer, from left, accepted the award from Blair McRae, Canadian Simmental Association representative.

Dallas Wise joins Canadian Simmental Association

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the June 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) is pleased to introduce Dallas Wise, who will be working part-time with the CSA registration and member services team. Readers will know Wise from her time at the Canadian Limousin Association, where she was the registry and member services clerk for eight years. She’s also a third-generation purebred cattle producer […] Read more


Canadian Simmental Association AGM

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the April 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Circle the date on your calendar for the upcoming Canadian Simmental Association’s national AGM and 40th Anniversary YCS National show July 22 to 26 in Portage la Prairie, Man. The Manitoba Simmental Association has worked hard to put together a great event with farm tours, junior shows and activities, plus Simmental meetings. The Friends of […] Read more

Canadian Simmental Association board of directors. Top row (l. to r.): Lee McMillen;  Francis Gagnon; Bryon Johnson; Shane Williams. Bottom row (l. to r.): Bruce Holmquist (general manager); Marlin LeBlanc; Garth Rancier; Blair McRae; and Barb Judd (office manager).


Quebec Simmental Association hosts national convention

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

The 2019 Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) National Convention took place August 7 to 11, and was hosted by the Quebec Simmental Association in Saint-Hyacinthe, Que. Participants had the opportunity to tour Old Quebec City as well as local area farms including Ferme Sibelle, Élevages Buffalo Maciocia ltée, and Ferme Claessens. During this year’s convention, the […] Read more


Glen Gabel checks over an Angus bull. Read his story at bottom.

Glen Gabel, a “true Cowboy”

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

Stromsmoe Herefords and Angus 34th annual production sale was held on December 4, 2018 at Etzikom, Alta. The sale grossed $495,075. As well, 31 Angus bulls averaged $7,250, seven Angus bull calves averaged $4,550, 12 Hereford bulls averaged $4,291 and 81 commercial bred females averaged $2,310. The Canadian Maine-Anjou Association awarded Bronwynn Frenzel of Magrath, […] Read more

Grand Champion Bull.

Alberta Supreme Show of Champions presented

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the December 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The winners of the Alberta Supreme Show of Champions presented by RAM were announced November 10 at FarmFair International. The Grand Champion Female (below) was GREENWOOD PLD ALLY 702A with calf at side GREENWOOD FLICK PYN 62F, shown by Greenwood Limousin and Angus of Lloydminster, Alta. The Grand Champion Bull (at top) was a Black […] Read more