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THIRTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY NATIONAL LIMOUSIN SALE AVERAGES $6,884

The 35th anniversary National Limousin Sale was Jan. 8 in the Beef Palace Auction Arena on the grounds of the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, Colo. The sale grossed $220,300 – averaging $6,884 on 32 lots.

Class averages were as follows: four Limousin bulls – $7,400; five bred Limousin females – $13,100; two donor females – $9,000; one flush – $8,000; four planned matings – $3,388; three bred Lim Flexฎ females – $7,167; five open Lim-Flex females – $7,150; eight open Limousin females – $3,550.

The top seller was the People's Choice reserve champion Limousin female. Morgan Ratliff, Westphalia, Kan., consigned EXLR Duchess 7107R, a March 27, 2005, daughter of EXLR New Generation 071M. She went to King's Limousin, Fair Grove, Mo., for $24,000.

The People's Choice champion Limousin female, MAGS River Wild, sold to Englewood Farms, Lexington, Ky., for $15,500. Magness Land and Cattle, Platteville, Colo., consigned the Jan. 4, 2005, daughter of EXLR New Generation 071M.

The People's Choice champion Limousin bull, CLLL Galaxy 209S, sold to Crites Limousin, Fayette, Mo., for $12,000. Magness Land and Cattle consigned the March 20, 2006, son of EXLR Excellante 251L.

Lee Roy Lawrence, Anton, Texas, consigned LFL Straight Forward 6010, the People's Choice reserve champion Limousin bull. He is an April 14, 2006, son of KRVN Pacesetter 053P and went to Brady Ranch and Farm, Wilson, Texas, for $5,100.

Among the Lim-Flex female offerings, EXLR Emma 771R was the People's Choice champion, and she sold to Double G Farms, West Alexandria, Ohio, for $10,000. Brandon Douglas, Winterville, Ga., consigned the March 23, 2005, daughter of LESF Asphalt 9N out of EXLR Miss Emma 1001L.

The People's Choice reserve champion Lim-Flex female garnered a top bid of $10,000 from P Bar S Ranch, Sand Springs, Okla. JCL Blackcap Effie is an April 15, 2006, daughter of KRVN Naskar 013N out of Willows 9820N, and Counsil Family Limousin, Madisonville, Texas, consigned her.

Other high sellers included …

•      Logan's 903R, a Sept. 9, 2005, Lim-Flex daughter of EXLR New Generation 071M out of EXAR Blackbird 8364 consigned by Logan Hills Limousin, West Harrison, Ind.; sold to Riverdale Ranch, West, Miss., for $15,000.

•      CHR Simply Hot 094R, a March 23, 2005, purebred daughter of GPFF Blaque Rulon consigned by Sarah Cunningham, Camdenton, Mo.; sold to Kervin Cattle Co., Winnfield, La., for $10,500.

•      AUTO Suzanne 278K, a Sept. 30, 2000, purebred daughter of Wulf 's Handyman 4253H consigned by Pinegar Limousin, Springfield, Mo.; sold to Crites Limousin for $10,000.

•      DL Rabbi 193R, an Aug. 30, 2005, purebred son of GPFF Blaque Rulon consigned by Davis Limousin Ranch, Brownwood, Texas; sold to Yandell Limousin, Wichita Falls, Texas, for $9,500.

The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) hosted the sale, and American Cattle Services (ACS) of Chattanooga, Okla., managed it. R&R Marketing Co. of Franklin, Tenn.; Grassroots Genetics and Consulting of Holts Summit, Mo.; and KK Seedstock Consultants of Richmond, Va., served as sales consultants. C.K. “Sonny” Booth of Miami, Okla., and Bruce Brooks of Marietta, Okla., were the auctioneers.

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-Flexฎ hybrid lead the beef industry in muscle-growth efficiency and ideally complement British breeds.

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