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Colorado Simmental Association
 C/O Sec. Susan Russell
 24614 Road G
 Sugar City, Co 81076-9514
 Phone: 719-469-0020
 Email: [email protected]


Remember these upcoming CJSA member opportunities:

  • Sat., June 1, 2024 - CJSA Annual meeting in Brush.
  • June 1&2, 2024 — Colorado Breed Bash at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Brush, CO.
  • June 26-29, 2024 - AJSA Western Regional Cow Town Showdown in Miles City, MT.
  • July 8-14, 2024 - AJSA National Classic in Tulsa, OK.
  • Mon., Aug. 26, 2024 — Colorado State Fair youth breeding beef show in Pueblo.
  • Oct. 1 - Annual CSA Herd Builder grant, and CSA Education grant applications deadline.

Youth claim Colorado State Fair wins

Youth participated in the 2023 Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. Results are:

    Junior show on Aug. 28:

  • Champion Simmental Heifer, RJ Martina (ASA# 4230802) exhibited by Cash Pratt.
  • Reserve Champion Simmental Heifer, JSUL PCC Rosie 2413K (ASA# 4164449) exhibited by Lear Hansen
  • Champion SimGenetics % Heifer, R/C SFI Kashmir 42K (ASA# 4147134) exhibited by Jaxon Walker
  • Reserve Champion SimGenetics % Heifer, JPV Miss Hallie 4K ET (ASA# 4108841) exhibited by Jason Dias.
  • Open class show on Aug. 30

  • Grand Champion Simmental Female, RJ Martina (ASA# 4230802) exhibited by Cash Pratt.
  • Reserve Grand Champion Simmental Female, JSUL PCC Rosie 2413K (ASA# 4164449) exhibited by Lear Hansen
  • Grand Champion SimGenetics % Female, R/C SFI Kashmir 42K (ASA# 4147134) exhibited by Jaxon Walker
  • Grand Reserve Champion SimGenetics % Female, JPV Miss Hallie 4K ET (ASA# 4108841) exhibited by Jason Dias.
  • Premier Simmental Exhibitor:

  • Jason Dias of Ft. Morgan

Four compete at AJSA National Classic

Four Colorado youth participated in the AJSA National Classic on July 7-13 in Des Moines, Iowa. Blake Fabrizius, Brandyn Hill, Payton Voloshin and Aden Young represented CJSA in the tough competition. Special congratulations to:

Blake Fabrizius was 6th overall in accumulated points in the senior division. He also won:

  • 3rd Showmanship.
  • 6th Calvin Drake Genetic Evaluation.
  • 11th Sales Talk.
  • 11th Livestock Judging.
  • Blake also serves on the AJSA Board of Trustees as the western region rep.

Adam Young won:

  • 9th in steer division with his ½ SM steer, Otis of Fully Penelope (ASA# 4183140).
Colorado Youth at AJSA Western Regional

Three Colorado youth participated in the AJSA Western Regional in Tremonton, UT. They brought home many honors! Congrats to:

  • Blake Fabrizius, was Reserve Overall in accumulated points in the senior division. He also won:
    • Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Purebred Simmental Heifer, FABZ Kesha 101K.
    • 9th Overall Owned Purebred Simmental Heifer, KLER Ms 2059K.
    • 1st Showmanship.
    • 1st Calvin Drake Genetic Evaluation.
    • 2nd Cattlemen's Quiz.
    • 2nd Sales Talk.
    • 3rd Livestock Judging.
  • Easton Hill was Third Overall in accumulated points in the combo junior & intermediate division. He also won:
    • Grand Champion Owned Purebred Pair, KLER/HLL Rain Marie J33 and her bull calf.
    • Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Purebred Bull, HLL/KLER Leroy 301L.
    • 1st Calvin Drake Genetic Evaluation Quiz.
    • 4th Cattlemen's Quiz.
    • 4th Speech contest.
    • 7th Showmanship.
    • 10th Livestock judging.
  • Anna Taylor won:
    • 6th overall Owned Purebred Simmental Heifer, Miss Yardley Karisma K33.

Congrats to these youth for all their time and efforts with their cattle and studying for the knowledge quizzes and contests. Colorado is proud of you!

 

CJSA members part of 2023 Breed Bash
Colorado Junior Simmental members were part of the Breed Bash, a state multi-breed field day on June 3&4, 2023, in Brush, CO. Colorado's young cattle enthusiasts had opportunities to interact, win awards, and practice for Junior Nationals.
CJSA had numerous members in the winner's circles for the various awards. Congrats to participants Adley Balch, Jason Dias, Blake Fabrizius, Lear and Landric Hansen, Brandyn Hill, Easton & Sutton Hill, Teagan St. Louis, Payton Voloshin and Aden Young.

  • In the photo contest, Landric won reserve champion in the Junior division.
  • In team sales talk, Easton and Sutton won the Junior division.
  • In the speech contest, Landric was reserve in Juniors and Blake was champion in Senior division.
  • In quiz bowl, where teams were randomly assigned, Lear was on the champion team and Blake was on the reserve team.
  • In the multi-breeds showmanship contest, Sutton was champion in the PeeWee division, and brother Easton was reserve in the Junior division.

Registered cattle were exhibited in breed-specific shows. Supreme multi-breed winners culminated in judge Garrett Barton's selection on June 4. Simmental results:

Simmental Females

  • Grand Champion Simmental Heifer and Simmental Supreme Female - Blake exhibited FABZ Kesha 101K (4092702).
  • Reserve Grand Champion Simmental Heifer and Reserve Supreme Female - Payton exhibited KLER Ms 2059K (4095997).
  • Grand Champion Simmental Cow/Calf Pair - Easton exhibited KLER/HLL Rain Marie J33 (3948324) and her bull calf HLL/KLER Leroy 301L (4182674).

Percentage Simmental Heifers

  • Grand Champion Percentage Simmental Heifer - Jason exhibited JPV Miss Hallie 4K ET (4108841).
  • Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Simmental Heifer - Brandyn exhibited K3 Katelyn F51 (4099090).

Simmental Bulls

  • Grand Champion Simmental Bull - Easton exhibited HLL/KLER Leroy 301L (4182674).

Percentage Simmental Steer

  • Grand Champion Percentage Simmental Steer - Aden exhibited Otis (4183140).

CJSA membership
CJSA held its annual meeting on June 3, 2023, in conjunction with the Breed Bash in Brush. The members elected officers. They are:

 

Blake Fabrizius, President
Easton Hill, Vice President
Lear Hansen, Secretary

 

Paid Members:

Blach, Adley
Bruna, Colbie
Bruna, Shaelynn
Carney, Scarlett
Dias, Jason
Duke, Lillie
Fabrizius, Blake
Groshans, Sophie
Hansen, Landric
Hansen, Lear
Hill, Brandyn
Hill, Easton
Hill, Sutton
Hill, Easton
Kawcak, Aptyn
Midcap, Bradie
Midcap, Casey
Midcap, Kolby 
Pargin, Kandace
Pargin, Kimberly
St. Louis, Teagan
Temple, Ashley
Temple, Coy
Temple, Lindsay
Voloshin, Payton
Young, Aden
Paul & Nia Hill, and Susan Russell, Advisors

cjsa officers

CJSA held its annual meeting and elections during Breed Bash. Many of the CJSA participants are shown in Brush during the June 3&4, 2023 weekend event.

 

Youth opportunities outlined; annual deadline Oct. 1

Colorado Simmental Association has two scholarship opportunities to youth, in addition to other benefits for the next generation of young cattlemen. They include:

  • Youth Herd Builder Grant -CSA offers financial assistance to youth purchasing SimGenetics females. Simmental continues to be a progressive, performance-oriented breed with a mission to make its member's customers more profitable. Purebred and percentage SimGenetics, whether used as seedstock or in crossbreeding, hold in prime spot in today's marketplace. Therefore, this program offers financial assistance to young adults purchasing SimGenetic female. 

CLICK HERE for a Herd Builder application, which is due October 1.

  • Youth Education Grant - CSA offers a finance boost for educational options including trade school, junior college, university, or ag-related short-courses. Since education is a vital step for developing future leaders, the association offers funding to help young adults achieve their goals.

CLICK HERE for an Education Grant application, which is due October 1.

Further, CSA annually offered youth more opportunities, including:

  • CSA County Fair custom award is created for winners of the overall grand champion honors earned in market, breeding or open show divisions at each county fair in Colorado. Open to 4-H and FFA members.

CLICK HERE for a fair prize application.

  • Travel Defrayment for qualifying Colorado Junior Simmental Association (CJSA) members participating in American Junior Simmental Association regionals, National Classic, and/or The Summit leadership conference. CSA offers this partial financial reimbursement. We're proud to have our youth represent the state at these breed education and enhancement opportunities.
  • CJSA Defrayment Stipend for qualifying CJSA members participating in the state Breed Bash field day and/or showing their SimGenetics cattle in the Colorado State Fair breeding beef show. CJSA offers this financial incentive.

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