For two days, showmanship judges Chris and Kristi Effling of Highmore, S.D., watched the exhibitors at the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress (NJLSC) in Sioux Falls, S.D., as they led their cattle in the steer, bred-and-owned, Lim-Flex® and owned-female shows. The husband-wife team then invited back 10 juniors, 10 intermediates and 10 seniors to parade animals in the showmanship division finals July 16 and 17. As an added test of skill in the Senior Division, the finalists had just 30 minutes before entering the showring to fit their animals while the judges observed.
Megan Greenawalt, Lynchburg, Ohio, won the title of 2008 senior showmanship champion. Morgan Ratliff, Westphalia, Kan., claimed highest honors in the Intermediate Division. Cody Heavin, Springfield, Mo., worked his way to the top of the Junior Division.
The other senior finalists were Lance Bierlink, Blaine, Wash.; Kimberely Diehm, Avilla, Ind.; Scott Edwards, Corder, Mo.; Austen Etherton, Dawson, Ill.; Corinne Harrison, Minier, Ill.; Alissa Johnson, Ashton, Iowa; Lee Roy Lawrence, Anton, Texas; Amanda Lindsey, Spirit Lake, Iowa; and Jordan Straight, Logan, Iowa.
In the Intermediate Division, the other finalists were Eric Birkner, Solgohachia, Ark.; Kelsey Delaplaine, Gettysburg, Pa.; Molly Greenawalt, Lynchburg, Ohio; Kendall Harsh, Crescent, Okla.; Sarah Johnson, Williamsport, Ohio; Jordan Leatherman, Muskogee, Okla.; Darci Lundquist, Alsen, N.D.; Tanner Schmidt, Grandview, Texas; and Travis Wulf, Morris, Minn.
The other junior finalists were Rachel Booth, Miami, Okla.; Blair Davis, Brownwood, Texas; Kyle Delaplaine, Gettysburg, Pa.; Troy Holdman, Sundown, Texas; Chase Ratliff, Westphalia, Kan.; Cheyanne Ratliff, Westphalia, Kan.; Madison Ratliff, Westphalia, Kan.; Reagan Taylor, Fort Worth, Texas; and Hope Tira, Lynchburg, Ohio.
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.
North American Limousin Foundation
7383 S. Alton Way, Suite 100
Centennial, CO 80112-2339
(303) 220-1693 ¦ www.nalf.org
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July 24, 2008
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