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REGIONAL LIMOUSIN SHOW ENTRIES DUE MAY 1

The Western Limousin Exposition (WLE) opens June 12 this year, and the Southeast Summer Classic (SSC) opens June 19. The WLE marks its third year in Klamath Falls, Ore.; and the Southeastern Limousin Breeders Association (SELBA) again will host the SSC in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Jered Shipman of Lockney, Texas, will sort the open-show cattle at the WLE; and Cary Crow of Coffeyville, Kan., will judge the junior show. The SSC has yet to confirm its judges.

Entries for both Medal of Excellence (MOE) shows are due to the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) by May 1. For more information, call NALF at (303) 220-1693. Or visit its Internet home page (www.nalf.org) and click the “Programs” link on the left.

Dave Berry, (360) 769-0639, is the regional contact for the WLE. Jonathan Perry, (931) 433-1895, is the regional contact for the SSC.

In addition, the Heartland Limousin Association (HLA) will host this year's Heartland Regional Junior Limousin Show in Sioux Falls, S.D., July 11–12. Kyle Rozeboom of Saint Paul, Minn., will officiate.

To participate in the 2008 Heartland show, junior exhibitors must be from a Heartland state and be a 2008 dues-paying member of HLA. Juniors from non-Heartland states who have shown in a past Heartland show or are returning HLA members also are eligible to enter. Those entries are due to NALF by May 1. For more information, contact Dean Summerbell, (612) 963-3799.

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 breeds.

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