About NALF

The International Limousin Council is the global organization for Limousin Associations around the world. The main purpose and objectives of the ILC are to network with the world’s elite Limousin breeders while coordinating international research efforts; encouraging uniform recording and registration policies; and to highlight and honor efforts that have been made for the benefit of the Limousin breed on an international and domestic level.

Every two years, the International Limousin Congress (ILC) is hosted by a different country. This event first took place in 1973 in France and has been going strong ever since. The ILC event has traveled to numerous countries including: France, USA, Argentina, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, Ireland, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Mexico, Italy, and Canada.

The International Limousin Congress prides itself on being an event that not only serves as an opportunity to exchange industry and research knowledge, but also a memorable experience that will leave you captivated with a new culture and heading home with lasting friendships.

July 19-27, 2018, the North American Limousin Foundation will hold the International Limousin Congress in Colorado.

Sponsorship Program

Single Meal Tickets Available

For those that are not able to attend the International Limousin Congress, NALF is offering single meal tickets to a variety of the venues that participants are attending. Order tickets by contacting Alison, Steph or Katie. Tickets must be ordered by June 22 and paid for in full by July 1. No late tickets will be sold.

Ticket Options: 

  • Thursday, July 19: Opening Ceremony – $100

Join us to welcome the ILC conference participants to the United States! Dinner will be held at the Grand Hyatt hotel in downtown Denver. The Grand Hyatt is located near the 16th Street mall and some of the city’s most popular historic, cultural, and entertainment venues.

  • Friday, July 20: NWSS Breakfast – $20

Join us for breakfast on the NWSS grounds! Cattle-Fax will be giving folks an overview of the U.S. cattle industry in the NWSS club room.

  • Friday, July 20: Dinner at the Fort – $100

The Fort combines our love of the Old West with a passion for good food. While they specialize in the “Food and Drink of the Early West,” they explore the culinary past to bring you new frontiers of gastronomy. Featuring fine buffalo, beef, game and seafood, The Fort’s award-winning menu offers a tantalizing selection of old and new foods of the Great West.

  • Sunday, July 22: 70 Ranch Lunch – $25

Originally purchased in 1901 the 70 Ranch is now a proud member of Weld County’s historic agricultural community. The strive to bring new technologies and best practices to farming ranching, water efficiencies, and conservation. Join us for lunch and a tour of the 70 Ranch to learn about their Subsurface Irrigation Efficiency Project. This project allows scientists from Colorado State University to study the use of subsurface drip irrigations on crops and their impact of drought-like situations on crops irrigated with subsurface irrigation systems.

  • Sunday, July 22: Platte River Fort Dinner – $50

Grassy meadows and wildflowers. Stately trees along the South Platte River. Mountain vistas and unforgettable sunsets. The Platte River Fort is an event destination like no other in Northern Colorado. It’s a place where rustic Old West meets modern comfort and luxury and where Colorado history comes alive.

  • Monday, July 23: Budweiser Dinner with Tour – $50

The Fort Collins Brewery opened in 1988 and is vital to the distribution of fresh beers to Western regions of the country including, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Utah and more.

With a panoramic view of the scenic foothills of Fort Collins, Colorado, the brewery tour is an immersive experience where you can hear, smell, touch and taste the components that go into some of the world’s most popular beers.

In addition to any of the brewery tours and signature attractions, Fort Collins is the home to the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales West Coast Team. When the hitch is back from one of their many public appearances, you can get an up-close and personal encounter and have your picture taken with these iconic horses right here in Fort Collins.

  • Tuesday, July 24: Technical Session and Lunch – $50

During the technical session Dr. Tonya Amen will discuss the new cattle evaluation NALF is transitioning to as we advance to the BOLT NCE in America provided by International Genetic Solutions versus our old Cornell system evaluation for EPDs. She will also address our applications of the genetic profilers we use for Limousin cattle and DNA testing in the United States. We’ll also have a panel of industry professionals discussing the American beef industry on an international level.

  • Tuesday, July 24: Dinner at Spruce Mountain – $80

A perfect blend of rustic elegance, Spruce Mountain Ranch is a 450-acer premier mountain venue conveniently located just outside of Denver. Spruce Mountain Ranch features two separate properties located over a mile apart, each offering magnificent hand-crafted detail and state of the art conveniences. The design and setting of the ranch makes Spruce Mountain a breathtaking backdrop for any event. Family owned since 1999 Spruce Mountain Ranch provides not just excellent service, but service from the heart!

  • Wednesday, July 25: Fillmore Ranch Lunch – $40

Fillmore Ranch is now a fifth-generation ranch. Homesteaded in 1917, today it’s Larry with his sons Gary and Brent as well as their families that carry on the tradition. Together, they run over five hundred registered and commercial cows. No matter the end product their goal is to have balanced and functional cattle that have an excellent disposition, calve unassisted, raise a quality calf every year, are efficient converters of forage, and travel on a good set of feet and legs. They are relentless in their pursuit of genetics that meet these standards because they know most of their customers raise cattle in the same environment that they do.

  • Thursday, July 26: Dinner at Running Creek – $40

Running Creek Ranch has been raising Limousin cattle since 1979. The last several years they have registered more Limousin cattle than any other seedstock producer. Quality in volume are foremost from their program. Running Creek Ranch annually markets, at private treaty, 250 virgin two-year-old bulls and 300 bred heifers straight from the heart of the program. Performance oriented, range ready bulls and females are produced emphasizing balanced trait selection. For over 18 years, they have been producing superior Limousin cattle that meet the expectations of our commercial customers. Through artificial insemination, they annually utilize the very best calving ease and performance genetics available.

  • Friday, July 27: Closing Ceremony – $70

Join us to celebrate a great conference at the Closing Ceremony held at the historic Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs!

Colorado Springs was founded in August 1871 by General William Jackson Palmer and his idea of a first-class hotel came to life; The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel opened in June of 1883. General Palmer named the hotel “The Antlers” as it housed his large collection of deer and elk trophies which was the envy of many. Although being very successful, disaster struck when on October 1, 1898, the hotel burned to the ground. The hotel was evacuated in time, with no injuries reported; however, the hotel could not be saved. After being rebuilt in 1904, it remained in operation until 1964. The hotel was then torn down and re-built, re-opening the spring of 1967, still in it’s original location. In 1975, the Broadmoor Management Company took over the operation of The Antlers.

All prices are per ticket/person.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, July 19

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Attendee arrivals
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Opening ceremony & dinner

Friday, July 20

7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Transportation to National Western Stock Show
8:30 a.m. –  8:30 a.m. Breakfast – Intro to U.S. Beef Industry
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. All American Futurity Show
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Option 1: Transportation to hotel followed by Denver walking tour              Option 2: Stay at the All American Futurity Show
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Transportation to offsite dinner
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Offsite dinner
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Transportation to hotel

Saturday, July 21

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Transportation to Estes park
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Estes Park activities
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Picnic lunch
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Transportation to Magness
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Magness Ranch tour
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Transportation to hotel
6:30 p.m. Dinner on your own

Sunday, July 22

6:30 a.m. Breakfast on your own
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Transportation to Greeley
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Activities in Greeley
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Activities in Greeley continued
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Offsite dinner
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Transportation to hotel

Monday, July 23

Before 5:00 a.m. Attendees check out of Grand Hyatt Denver
5:00 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. Transportation to Cheyenne Frontier Days
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Cheyenne Frontier Days pancake breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cheyenne Frontier Days: Lunch on your own (money provided)
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Transportation to Budweiser plant
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Budweiser tour
5:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Transportation to The Antlers hotel in Colorado Springs

Tuesday, July 24

6:30 a.m. Breakfast on your own
9:00 a.m. –  12:00 p.m. Option 1: Morning on your own                                  Option 2: Technical session at hotel
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Option 1 or option 2 continued
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Transportation to Spruce Mountain Ranch
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Activities at Spruce Mountain Ranch
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Offsite dinner
8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Transportation to hotel

Wednesday, July 25

6:00 a.m. Breakfast on your own
7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Transportation to Fillmore Ranch
9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Fillmore Ranch tour
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Transportation to Olympic Training Center
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Olympic Training Center tour
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Transportation to hotel
4:30 p.m. Dinner on your own

Thursday, July 26

6:30 a.m. Breakfast on your own
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Transportation to activities
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Garden of the Gods & Air Force Academy tours
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Transportation to Running Creek Ranch
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Activities at Running Creek Ranch
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Offsite dinner
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Transportation to hotel

Friday, July 27

6:30 a.m. Breakfast on your own
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Optional activities
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lunch on your own (exception – fly fishing)
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Activities continued
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Closing ceremony & dinner

Saturday, July 28

7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Attendee transfers & departures

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ILC Video with Spanish translation

ILC Video with French translation


September (glossy) issue ad copy due: August 1

National Junior Limousin Show & Congress: July 14-20

International Limousin Congress: July 19-27

Mailed in registrations and transfers turn around: 2 weeks

DNA turn around: 4 weeks