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OKLAHOMA TO HOST NATIONAL JUNIOR LIMOUSIN SHOW IN LAWTON

The Oklahoma Limousin Breeders Association (OLBA) will host the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress (NJLSC) at the Comanche County Fairgrounds and Best Western Hotel and Convention Center in Lawton, Okla., July 8-14. The weeklong, family-oriented event will include membership meetings, social activities, cattle shows, showmanship competitions and a variety of satellite educational events. It all is designed to help North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) members have fun while learning about the beef industry, public speaking, marketing and leadership.

Chris Skaggs of College Station, Texas, will judge the owned female show. Evaluating the steer, bred-and-owned and Lim-Flex shows will be Kevin Jensen of Courtland, Kan.

More than 200 exhibitors and their families (800 to 1,000 people total) will bring about 500 head of cattle to the event. The concluding awards banquet will recognize participants' achievements through NALJA and spotlight the association's purpose to develop knowledgeable, motivated beef industry leaders while promoting the Limousin breed through fellowship, leadership and education.

The All-American Limousin Futurity (AALF) also will take place on the fairgrounds July 14. In addition to the traditional Limousin open show, this year's event will include the third annual Lim-Flex show and a special fullblood show. The AALF open show is one of the North American Limousin Foundation's (NALF's) four Medal of Excellence (MOE) Level 1 shows.

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.

2006 National Junior Limousin Show & Congress
Tentative schedule

All activities are at the Comanche County Fairgrounds unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, July 8

Cattle may arrive.

4 p.m. -- NALJA Board of Directors interviews, with Awards of Excellence interviews to follow, Best Western Lawton Hotel and Convention Center.

Sunday, July 9

7 a.m. -- NALJA Board breakfast and meeting, Best Western.

10 a.m. -- Cattle check-in.

Noon -- All cattle must be in place.

6:30 p.m. -- Tenderfoot Social, Comanche Nation Waterpark.

Monday, July 10

9 a.m. -- Cow Camp preliminaries.

1 p.m. -- Limousin Beef Cook-Off.

4 p.m. -- State officers and advisors meeting.

5 p.m. -- NALJA Annual Membership Meeting.

6:30 p.m. -- Opening ceremonies.

Tuesday, July 11

8 a.m. -- Chuck-wagon breakfast.

8 a.m. -- Registration for judging contest.

9 a.m. -- Judging contest.

11 a.m. -- Limi Boosters meeting.

1 p.m. -- Team fitting competition.

4 p.m. -- Cow Camp finals.

Wednesday, July 12

8 a.m. -- Steer, bred-and-owned and Lim-Flex shows.

Noon Lunch.

2 p.m. -- Public-speaking competition.

Thursday, July 13

8 a.m. -- Owned female show, with junior and intermediate showmanship finals to follow.

Friday, July 14

7:30 a.m. -- Senior showmanship finals.

9 a.m. -- All-American Lim-Flex and fullblood shows and All-American Limousin Futurity.

2 p.m. -- NALJA presidential election.

7 p.m. -- NALJA awards banquet, fairgrounds; with dance to follow, Best Western.

Cattle will be released after the Futurity concludes.

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