Jonathan Temple-Lee, Maysville, Okla., received the fourth annual Leonard and Vi Wulf Scholarship at the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress (NJLSC) in Sioux Falls, S.D. Kent Andersen, Ph.D., executive vice president for the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF), made the announcement during the awards banquet July 18.
Temple-Lee, 18, has been a member of both the North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) and Oklahoma Junior Limousin Association for nine years. He will use the $500 Wulf scholarship to pursue studies in microbiology at Oklahoma State University. After graduation, he plans to attend medical school with the goal of becoming a rural physician.
“He is an impressive young man in his interactions with other students and adults,” wrote William Martin, superintendent of Maysville Public Schools, in recommending Temple-Lee for the scholarship. “He is a positive role model for our younger students.”
Mark Squires, office administrator at Express Ranches, Yukon, Okla., added that Temple-Lee’s experiences in building, feeding, breeding and marketing his cattle herd will be helpful as he continues to develop his life skills.
“I look forward to the great things that this fine young man will accomplish in the next few years,” Squires said.
Leonard and Vi Wulf, the founders of Wulf Limousin Farms, Morris, Minn., enabled the scholarship fund. They and their family have had a leading role in making the Limousin breed one of the top six in the United States.
Leonard Wulf started his cattle herd in 1949. In 1970, he began mating cows by artificial insemination (AI), which he believed was fundamental to herd improvement, to two Limousin bulls imported from France to Canada. Through a phenomenal work ethic, innovation and customer service, he built one of the largest and most successful seedstock enterprises in the nation before his death in 2003.
To celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2004, BEEF magazine recognized Wulf as one of the top 40 individuals who had helped build a dynamic and exciting beef industry by enhancing production efficiency, developing new marketing tools, improving beef quality and pushing the boundaries of science.
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 25, 2008
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