NALF Wraps Up 40th Anniversary at NWSS

The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) continues to solidify its plans for the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, Colo. Among the breed’s activities, Jan. 11–15, 2009, are the NALF member social, NALF annual meeting and National Limousin Sale.

The first class of animals in the juniors’ female show will enter the ring at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, and Jeff Sargent of Denison, Texas, will judge. The sale parade will follow at 3 p.m. The NALF member social will start at 6 o’clock that evening in the Doubletree Hotel Denver, and it will include the 2008 Medal of Excellence (MOE) show-awards presentations. To conclude the association’s 40th-anniversary year, NALF will give special recognition to its past presidents. After the social, the annual “Genetics on Ice” auction will benefit the North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) and the All-American Limousin Futurity (AALF). Deer Valley Farm of Fayetteville, Tenn., has donated a flush for the third annual Corner Post Genetics Package, which will sell during the auction. All proceeds will benefit the Corner Post Fund to facilitate additional activities and scholarships for Limousin juniors. The flush of 10 embryos will come 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 open at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12; and 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 informational breakout sessions. Also Monday, the National Limousin Sale starts at 6 p.m. The MOE Lim-Flex® and Limousin shows begin Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 8 a.m. Jack Ward of Plattsburg, Mo., will judge those entries. The Limousin and Lim-Flex pen and carload shows will open at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14. Mark McCully, Wooster, Ohio; Jimmy Linthicum, Welch, Okla.; and Brian Price, Garden City, Kan., will officiate. NALF will name its Limousin Commercial Producer of the Year, Limousin Commercial Marketing Booster of the Year and Limousin Promoter of the Year during the shows. NALF will serve complimentary burgers for its members and guests, beginning at noon Wednesday, to conclude the breed’s activities. Magness Land and Cattle, Platteville, Colo., and Wulf Limousin Farms, Morris, Minn., are sponsoring the meal.

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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