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LIMOUSIN JUNIOR SHOWMEN HONORED

For two days, showmanship judges Dustin and Jamie Glover of Elgin, Okla., watched the exhibitors at the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress (NJLSC) as they led their cattle in the steer, bred-and-owned, Lim-Flex® and owned-female shows. The Glovers then invited back 10 juniors, 10 intermediates and 10 seniors to parade animals in the showmanship division finals. As an added test of skill in the Senior Division, the finalists had just 30 minutes before entering the showring to fit their animals while the judges observed.

Cassie Johnson, Cushing, Iowa, won the title of 2006 senior showmanship champion. Megan Werner, Waco, Neb., claimed highest honors in the Intermediate Division. Sy Ann Foster, Lockney, Texas, worked her way to the top of the Junior Division.

The other senior finalists were Clint Adkinson, Fayetteville, Tenn.; Brittainy Barton, Jarrell, Texas; James Bohi, Wellsville, Kan.; Kimberely Diehm, Kendallville, Ind.; Katie Getz, Jay, Okla.; Cori Harrison, Minier, Ill.; Lee Roy Lawrence, Anton, Texas; Ashley Martin, Dexter, Kan.; and Jordan Ruppert, Witt, Ill.

In the Intermediate Division, the other finalists were Jacob Bohi, Wellsville, Kan.; Jennifer Cox, Coatesville, Ind.; Katie Crow, Leslie, Ark.; Kelsey Delaplaine, Gettysburg, Pa.; Stephen Getz, Scherr, W.Va.; Megan Greenawalt, Lynchburg, Ohio; Brett Hanza, Lawton, Okla.; Michael Mitchell, Mangum, Okla.; and Morgan Ratliff, Westphalia, Kan.

The other junior finalists were Call Carmicheal, Richmond, Ky.; Randee Corns, Altoona, Kan.; Sarah Cunningham, Camdenton, Mo.; Zach Greiman, Garner, Iowa; Abby Hendrickson, Adair, Okla.; Sarah Anne Johnson, Williamsport, Ohio; Morgan Matlock, Meeker, Okla.; Chase Ratliff, Westphalia, Kan.; and Cheyanne Ratliff, Westphalia, Kan.

The North American Limousin Foundation (www.nalf.org), headquartered in Englewood, Colo., provides programs and services – including genetic evaluation of 5,000 active sires – to nearly 4,000 members and their commercial customers. The Limousin breed and its Lim-Flex® hybrid lead the beef industry in muscle-growth efficiency and ideally complement British breeds.

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