North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) members and Limousin admirers from around the world will gather at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS), Jan. 11–14, 2009, in Denver, Colo. NALF is planning several events for those attending its annual meeting and national show and sale.
The first class of animals in the juniors’ female show will enter the ring at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, for Jeff Sargent of Denison, Texas, to judge. The National Limousin Sale Parade will begin at 3 p.m.
The action will shift to the Doubletree Hotel Denver at 6 p.m. for the NALF member social, where the association will conclude its yearlong 40th-anniversary celebration by recognizing its past presidents. The annual “Genetics on Ice” auction to benefit the North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) and the All-American Limousin Futurity (AALF) will follow the social.
“Genetics on Ice” will open with the third annual Corner Post Genetics Package. Deer Valley Farm of Fayetteville, Tenn., has donated the headline flush of 10 embryos, with five guaranteed pregnancies. The buyer will be able to choose one of five elite Angus donor cows the farm is offering to flush to any available Limousin or Lim-Flex® artificial-insemination (AI) sire.
The NALF annual meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at the hotel. President Bob Millerberg of Draper, Utah, will preside as members conduct the association’s business, including the election of five directors. As part of the annual meeting, NALF staff members will offer various breakout sessions.
The National Limousin Sale starts at 6 p.m. Monday. The sale catalog will be available via the NALF home page (www.nalf.org) in late December.
The Medal of Excellence (MOE) Lim-Flex and Limousin shows begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13. Jack Ward of Plattsburg, Mo., will judge those entries.
The Limousin and Lim-Flex pen-of-bulls shows will open at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15. Mark McCully, Wooster, Ohio; Jimmy Linthicum, Welch, Okla.; and Brian Price, Garden City, Kan., will officiate.
NALF then will conduct its third annual Lim-Flex female pen show and sale. Complete rules for those events are in the “Programs” section of the NALF Web site.
The Limousin carload-of-bulls show will conclude Wednesday’s events.
NALF will name its Limousin Commercial Producer of the Year, Limousin Commercial Marketing Booster of the Year and Limousin Promoter of the Year throughout the day. Magness Land and Cattle, Platteville, Colo., and Wulf Limousin Farms, Morris, Minn., will sponsor a complimentary lunch to begin at noon for NALF members and guests.
The Doubletree Hotel Denver at 3203 Quebec St. will serve as the breed’s official headquarters hotel during the NWSS. Call 1-800-222-8733 to make reservations there.
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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