NALF Announces Year’s Top 10 Limousin Sires

The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) has compiled the statistics for its recently completed fiscal year and determined the breed’s 10 most heavily propagated sires. Together, they sired more than 3,200 registered Limousin and Lim-Flex® calves.

“Those sires represent the value of one of the most effective genetic improvement tools available today – artificial insemination,” said Lauren Hyde, Ph.D., director of performance programs for NALF. “Using today’s highly proven AI sires can boost weaning weights, improve postweaning efficiency, increase carcass value and produce better replacement females.”

Research conducted by NALF and Colorado State University (CSU) indicates Limousin and Lim-Flex bulls sold at auction are worth about $400 more if conceived by AI compared to natural service. AI-conceived females are worth about $200 more, and females confirmed pregnant by AI are worth about $300 more.

The list of top 10 Limousin sires and their owners follows.

1st.................. JCL Lodestar 27L – Magness Land and Cattle, Platteville, Colo.; Kervin Cattle Co., Winnfield, La.; and Coyote Hills Ranch, Chattanooga, Okla.

2nd................. Wulfs Ransom 3059R – Wulf Limousin Farms, Morris, Minn.; Broken Arrow S Ranch, McLaughlin, S.D.; Potter Livestock, Braddock, N.D.; and Ludens Family Limousin, Viborg, S.D.

3rd.................. Carrousels Pure Power – Express Ranches, Yukon, Okla.

4th.................. AUTO Dollar General 122R – Brown Land and Cattle Co., Diamond, Mo.

5th.................. Wulfs Nobel Prize 3861N – Rolf Limousin, LeRoy, Kan., and Wulf Limousin Farms

6th.................. Carrousels MVP – Running Creek Ranch, Elizabeth, Colo.

7th.................. GPFF Blaque Rulon – Kervin Cattle Co.

8th.................. Wulfs Shop Talk 2332S – DBL Inc., Fullerton, Neb.; Knobloch Farms, Morris, Minn.; Englewood Farms, Lexington, Ky.; and Wulf Limousin Farms

9th.................. EXLR Excellante 251L – Riverdale Ranch, West, Miss.; Counsil Family Limousin, Madisonville, Texas; Express Ranches; and Magness Land and Cattle

10th................ OKLF Linebacker 341L – Running Creek Ranch and Oakleigh Farms, Redwood Falls, Minn.

Pedigrees and expected progeny differences (EPDs) for any registered Limousin or Lim-Flex bull are available through various features of the NALF Web site (www.nalf.org), including the Animal EPD Search, Sire Selector and Limousin Exchange Bull Listing Service. The most recent sire summary also is in the site’s “Genetic Evaluation” section. A printed copy or CD-ROM version of it also is available from the NALF office, (303) 220-1693, for $10.

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