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KENTUCKY JUNIORS ATTEND 2006 NATIONAL JUNIOR LIMOUSIN SHOW

The “30th Xtravaganza” 2006 National Junior Limousin Show and Congress (NJLSC) was July 9-14 in Lawton, Okla. The event featured some of the Limousin breed's most competitive shows and challenging satellite events, including photography, public-speaking and cattle-judging contests and the Limousin Beef Cook-Off. Nearly 260 North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) members also enjoyed the opportunity to become acquainted with other Limousin enthusiasts from the 25 states represented.

As a state team, Kentucky placed third in the Limousin Beef Cook-Off, won the herdsmanship award for small states and had the third-place state booth.

Nine NALJA members from Kentucky traveled to Oklahoma for the show.

•      Drew Blaydes, Midway, participated in the judging contest and was a member of the third-place Limousin Beef Cook-Off team.

•      Will Blaydes, Midway, participated in Cow Camp and was a member of the third-place Limousin Beef Cook-Off team.

•      Zac Blaydes, Midway, participated in the judging contest, Cow Camp and Limousin Beef Cook-Off.

•      Callie Hicks, Midway, participated in the judging and photography contests and was a member of the third-place Limousin Beef Cook-Off team.

•      Nathan Hicks, Midway, participated in the judging contest, Cow Camp, Limousin Beef Cook-Off and team fitting.

•      Newell Hicks, Midway, participated in the judging contest and Cow Camp.

•      Call Carmichael, Richmond, was a Junior Division showmanship finalist. He participated in the judging contest, Cow Camp, Limousin Beef Cook-Off and team fitting. He led the grand champion in the bred-and-owned female show and the winners of classes 23 and 28 in the owned-female show. He also had the second-best pair of females in the owned-female show.

•      Remy Carmichael, Richmond, participated in the judging contest, Cow Camp and team fitting and was a member of the third-place Limousin Beef Cook-Off team.

•      Shayla Carmichael, Richmond, participated in the judging and photography contests, Cow Camp and Limousin Beef Cook-Off.

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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