The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) has compiled the statistics for its recently completed fiscal year and released its list of top 20 active breeder-members. Together, they registered more than 6,500 Limousin and Lim Flex® calves.
“By registering their animals, Limousin breeders demonstrate their dedication to verifiable seedstock with reliable pedigrees, performance information and EPDs (expected progeny differences),” said Kent Andersen, Ph.D., executive vice president for NALF. “Registrations enable comprehensive breed marketing, progressive research and a variety of member services. They are the lifeblood of breed success.”
Research conducted by NALF and Colorado State University (CSU) indicates Limousin bulls sold at auctions in 2005 and 2006 brought $437 more if they were registered.
The list of top 20 active Limousin breeders follows.
1st – Wulf Limousin Farms, Morris, Minn.
2nd – Magness Land and Cattle, Platteville, Colo.
3rd – Pinegar Limousin, Springfield, Mo.
4th – Express Ranches, Yukon, Okla.
5th – Running Creek Ranch, Elizabeth, Colo.
6th – O'Brien Farms, Pineville, Mo.
7th –May Farms, Lamar, Colo.
8th – Begert Limousin, Allison, Texas
9th – Hayhook Limousin, Lexington, Okla.
10th – Minerich Land and Cattle Co., Richmond, Ky.
11th – Liberty Ranch, Plainville, Kan.
12th – Coleman Limousin Ranch, Charlo, Mont.
13th – Kervin Cattle Co., Winnfield, La.
14th – Symens Brothers, Amherst, S.D.
15th – Reynolds Ranch, Sanford, Colo.
16th – Lonely Valley Limousin, Creston, Neb.
17th – Leatherwood Limousin, Cimarron, Kan.
18th (tie) – Ratliff's Cherry Creek Farms, Westphalia, Kan.
18th (tie) – Sexton Limousin, Carlisle, Ky.
20th (tie) – Elmwood Limousin, Iliff, Colo.
20th (tie) – J&J Ranch, Bristol, Ind.
20th (tie) – Larry Simmons Farms, Coolville, Ohio
An online directory of NALF members is available via the association's home page (www.nalf.org) on the World Wide Web. The breed's printed directory – the “Blue Book” – is available by calling the NALF office at (303) 220-1693.