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NALF ANNUAL MEETING JOINS NATIONAL LIMOUSIN SHOW, SALE AT NWSS

North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) members and Limousin admirers from around the world will gather at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS), Jan. 5-10, 2007, in Denver, Colo. NALF is planning several events for those attending its Annual Meeting and the 2007 National Limousin Show and Sale.

The National Limousin Sale Parade will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7. The NALF Member Social will follow at 6 p.m. in the Doubletree Hotel Denver, with the annual “Genetics On Ice” auction to benefit the North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) and the All-American Limousin Futurity (AALF). A surprise entertainer will make an appearance at the social, thanks to sponsorship from Express Ranches of Yukon, Okla.

Monday, Jan. 8, the Limi Boosters auxiliary organization will meet at 8 a.m. in the Doubletree Hotel Denver. The NALF Annual Meeting will follow at 9 a.m.; and President Bob Funk of Yukon, Okla., will preside as members conduct the association's business, including the election of five directors. As part of the Annual Meeting, NALF staff members will offer workshops about breed improvement and marketing.

The first class of animals in the juniors' female show will enter the ring at 2 p.m. Monday. Roger Deiter, Faulkton, S.D., will be the judge. The National Limousin Sale starts at 6 p.m. under the management of American Cattle Services (ACS) of Chattanooga, Okla. It will include the first-ever Corner Post Genetics Package, for which Bohi Land and Cattle Co. has donated the headline female.

The Lim-Flex® open show begins Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 8 a.m., with the Medal of Excellence (MOE) Level 1 National Limousin Show to follow. Kevin Jensen, Courtland, Kan., will judge those entries.

The Limousin and Lim-Flex pen and carload bull shows will open at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10. Mike Hall, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Lee Pritchard, Crowley, Texas; and Dan Dorn, Oberlin, Kan., will officiate. NALF will name its Limousin Commercial Producer of the Year, Limousin Commercial Marketing Booster of the Year and Limousin Promoter of the Year during the shows.

New this year, NALF is planning a Lim-Flex female pen show and sale to follow the bull shows. Complete rules for the new events are in the “Programs” section of the NALF Web site (www.nalf.org).

A complimentary lunch for NALF members and guests, beginning at noon Wednesday, will conclude the breed's activities. Magness Land and Cattle, Platteville, Colo., and Wulf Limousin Farms, Morris, Minn., are sponsoring the meal.

The Doubletree Hotel Denver at 3203 Quebec St. will serve as the breed's official headquarters hotel during the NWSS. Call 1-800-222-8733 to make reservations there.

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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