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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:

  • 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. See the bottom of this page for details and links.

CJSA membership
CJSA held its annual meeting on June 1, 2024, in conjunction with the Breed Bash in Brush. The members elected officers. They are:


Lear Hansen, President
Jason Dias, Vice President
Easton Hill, Secretary


Paid Members:

Blach, Adley
Bruna, Colbie
Bruna, Shaelynn
Carney, Scarlett
Dias, Jason
Fabrizius, Blake
Fabrizius, Harper
Gittlein, Jayme
Groshans, Sophie
Hansen, Landric
Hansen, Lear
Hill, Brandyn
Hill, Easton
Hill, Sutton
Hill, Easton
Midcap, Bradie
Midcap, Casey
Pargin, Kandace
Pargin, Kimberly
Temple, Ashley
Temple, Coy
Paul & Nia Hill, and Susan Russell, Advisors

CJSA members part of 2024 Breed Bash
Colorado Junior Simmental members were part of the Breed Bash, a state multi-breed field day on June 1&2, 2024, 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 Blach, Jason Dias, Harper Fabrizius, Jayme Gittlein, Sophie Goshans and Easton & Sutton Hill.

  • In the photo contest, Adley won champion in the Junior division.
  • In team sales talk, Easton and Sutton again won the Junior division (back-to-back champs).
  • In the speech contest, Jayme was champion in the Intermediate division.
  • In quiz bowl, where teams were randomly assigned, Harper and Sophie were on the reserve champion team.
  • In the multi-breeds showmanship contest, Harper was reserve champion in the Junior division.

Registered cattle were exhibited in breed-specific shows. Supreme multi-breed winners culminated in judge Stratton Wotowey's selection on June 2. Simmental results:

Simmental Females

  • PB Simmental Heifers - Easton with KLER/GANA Loretta L101 (ASA #4279990), grand champion; and Harper with FABZ Lydia 302L (#4274625), reserve champion.
  • Percentage SimGenetic Heifers - Sutton with KLER Beauty Doll 399L (#4353471), grand champion; and Jason with JPV Miss CoCo10L ET (#4305545), reserve champion.
  • Simmental Bull - Jason with OHL Land Slide 6265L (#4305545), grand champion.

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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