More than 12,000 cows in nearly 200 herds now are part of the Limousin Inventory Management System (LIMS). Nineteen North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) members – some of whom have combined herds with other breeders – joined the whole-herd data-reporting system during the 2009–2010 production year.
Beginning with calves born in 2006, active NALF members have had the option of conducting business using the Web-based LIMS. Those choosing to do so pay an annual, per cow fee and, in turn, are entitled to record, register and transfer the cow’s calf for that year.
LIMS helps NALF members lower their costs of doing business with their organization. At the same time, they contribute more complete and comprehensive production information that leads to higher accuracy expected progeny differences (EPDs).
Active NALF members can enroll in LIMS by calling the organization’s home office at (303) 220-1693. Those wanting to enroll fall-calving cows in LIMS must do so by July 15. Enrollments for spring-calving cows are due Feb. 15. Members can find more LIMS information in the “Limousin Library” section of the NALF website (www.nalf.org) or request literature from the NALF office.
The newest LIMS participants follow, sorted by state then city.
• California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
• Ethan Freund, Elizabeth, Colo.
• Grace Freund, Elizabeth, Colo.
• Kaylie Lewis, Iliff, Colo.
• Rylie Lewis, Iliff, Colo.
• Ashlyn Ochsner, Kersey, Colo.
• Reid Cattle Co., Ordway, Colo.
• Micaela Fosdick, Chenoa, Ill.
• Bosch Farms, Indianola, Iowa
• Kaitlyn Boyer, Weldon, Iowa
• Englewood Farms, Lexington, Ky.
• Brian Reynolds, Magnolia, Ky.
• Green Valley Limousin Farm, Magnolia, Ky.
• Avery Gates, Absarokee, Mont.
• Destiney Gates, Absarokee, Mont.
• Gates Limousin, Absarokee, Mont.
• Heldermon Cattle Co., Claremore, Okla.
• Treftz Limousin, Wetonka, S.D.
• Cassie Strube, Early, Texas
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.