North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) members and Limousin admirers from around the world will gather at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS), Jan. 13–16, 2008, in Denver, Colo. NALF is planning several events for those attending its annual meeting and national show and sale.
The National Limousin Sale Parade will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. 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).
The NALF annual meeting will follow at 9 a.m.; and President Wendell Geeslin of Platteville, Colo., 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, marketing and record keeping.
The first class of animals in the juniors' female show will enter the ring at 2 p.m. Monday. Jake Scott of Gordon, Neb., will judge. The National Limousin Sale starts at 6 p.m. It will include the second annual Corner Post Genetics Package, for which Counsil Family Limousin of Madisonville, Texas, has donated the headline female.
The Medal of Excellence (MOE) Lim-Flex® and Limousin shows begin Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 8 a.m. Matt Claeys, West Lafayette, Ind., will judge those entries.
The Limousin and Lim-Flex pen and carload bull shows will open at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. Mark McCully, Wooster, Ohio; Bob Miller, Rushmore, Minn.; and Jered Shipman, Lockney, Texas, 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.
NALF is planning its second annual Lim-Flex female pen show and sale to follow the bull shows. Complete rules for those 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 Centennial, Colo., provides programs and services – including genetic evaluation of 5,000 active sires – to more than 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