Top Limousin Producers are Recognized

Denver, Colo., (Oct 11, 2010) The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) has compiled the statistics for its recently completed fiscal year and released its list of top 20 active breeders. Together, they registered more than 7,000 Limousin and Lim-Flex® calves.

"These top 20 Limousin breeders represent a strong contingent of performance minded breeders across the country," said Bob Hough, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for NALF. "I commend the loyalty and commitment of these and all of our members for their dedication to make Limousin the perfect cross for British based cowherds. Combined, they are the lifeblood and reason for our increased breed success."

Research conducted by NALF and Colorado State University (CSU) indicates trustworthy pedigrees, performance data and genetic predictions add about $400 to the value of Limousin and Lim-Flex bulls sold at auction.

The list of top 20 active Limousin breeders follows.

1st...................Running Creek Ranch, Elizabeth, Colo.

2nd................. May Farms, Lamar, Colo.

3rd.................. Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, Colo.

4th.................. Bruner Limousin, Winfred, S.D.

5th.................. Coleman Limousin Ranch, Charlo, Mont.

6th.................. Symens Brothers Limousin, Amherst, S.D.

7th.................. Pinegar Limousin, Springfield, Mo.

8th.................. Spring Creeks Cattle Co., Wauzeka, Wisc.

9th.................. Ratliffs Cherry Creek Farms, Westphalia, Kan.

10th................ P Bar S Ranch, Sand Springs, Okla.

11th................ Bar JZ Ranches, Holabird, S.D.

12th.................Elmwood Limousins, Iliff, Colo.

13th................ Lonely Valley Limousin, Creston, Neb.

14th................ Schott Limousin Ranch, McLaughlin, S.D.

15th................ Leonard Wulf & Sons, Morris, Minn.

16th................ Express Limousin Ranch, Yukon, Okla.

17th................ Linhart Limousin, Leon, Iowa

18th................ Reynolds Ranch, Sanford, Colo.

19th................ O'Brien Farms, Pineville, Mo.

20th................ Peterson's L7 Bar Limousin, Pukwana, S.D.

For those wanting to locate a local Limousin breeder, the NALF Web site (www.nalf.org) offers a searchable list of participating members. A printed directory of Limousin World magazine advertisers - the "Blue Book" - is available by calling the NALF office at (303) 220-1693.

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 3,000 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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