Increasing communication with state advisors is a current goal of NALJA. State association junior advisors are asked to send your contact information to Katie Campbell, NALF director of activities.

2018 NJLSC Individual Satellite Event Rules

Individual Sweepstakes Rules

State Sweepstakes Rules

Dick O’Brien Junior Herdsman Award

State Contests

Cow Camp

2018 Cow Camp Information and Study Guide

This contest judges NALJA member’s understanding of the Limousin breed, general beef industry topics, knowledge of NALF and NALJA. This is a team event.


Junior (13 and under), Senior (14 and over).


A team consists of three or four individuals. Teams are registered by their state advisors at 12:00 pm Sunday, July 15.


  1. Only participation points will be awarded to participating teams
  2. Juniors will have a chance to test their ability in a number of production areas. This may include The History of Limousin in North America – available from the NALF office for $29.50, Beef Resource Handbook, Limousin Today, www.nalf.org; current beef industry events, all participants should also be prepared to tie a rope halter and be prepared to answer production questions.
  3. Stations will be set up with a time limit for each station. Each team will perform certain tasks at a station and be scored accordingly.
  4. The top two teams in each division after the preliminary round will advance to the finals on Thursday, July 19, at 4 p.m.

State Poster Contest

This contest allows state associations to promote the Limousin breed, their state association, and their juniors.


All states will compete in the same division.


Each state must deliver its entry to the check-in table by the end of check-in on Sunday, July 15. States without members attending the show may submit their entries to the NALF office no later than June 1. NALJA will display the boards throughout the NJLS&C.


  1. The tri-fold display must be 36 inches tall, have a 24-inch center and 12-inch flaps on each side.
  2. Each display should promote or highlight the state’s junior association and programs. The display should fit the theme of the current NJLS&C, “Christmas in July” All materials must be attached to the board. The use of computer-generated graphics will be allowed. The states name and contact representative must be printed on the back of the display.
  3. One entry per state.
  4. Displays become the property of NALJA and NALF. By entering, states agree that the display may be used for any publication or promotion.
  5. The state display contest will count toward state sweepstakes points.

Score Sheet

Team Fitting

This contest allows state teams to showcase the fitting skills of NALJA members. Teams are judged based off of their teamwork, effective use of fitting products, the participation of each team member and overall final presentation of the animal.


All states will compete in the same division.


Teams are registered by their state advisors at 12:00 p.m. Sunday, July 15.


  1. All contestants must be members of both NALJA and the state association they are representing
  2. Teams will consist of four members with a least one member from each of the junior, intermediate and senior divisions as described in the Individual Sweepstakes Points. If a state has 21 or more junior members (based on the count of juniors checked in), NALJA will allow two teams. NALJA will allow states with fewer than 21 juniors one team. If a state does not have enough members to make a team, it may form a team with another state’s members if that state does not have a team in the contest already.
  3. NALJA will allow substitutions among teams members as follows:
    a) A junior team member may substitute for an intermediate or senior team member.
    b) An intermediate team member may substitute for a senior team member.
    c) Seniors may not substitute for another age division.
  4. A two or three person panel will judge the team fitting contest.
  5. Each team must provide the following:
    a) Its own animal for fitting. A heifer, bull, steer or cow may be used.
    b) All supplies needed, including a chute, blower, clippers, adhesive, etc.
  6. A contest official will spray each animal with water before the contest begins.
  7. Each team will get 30 minutes to fit its animal. If the number of entries warrants it, there may be two heats so the judges have enough time to evaluate all of the teams thoroughly and fairly. In the case, they will select one overall winner from both heats.
  8. When the time has expired, one team member will parade the animal before the judges.
  9. After the judging, the judges will make comments and announce the winner.

State Herdsmanship

This contest will judge states based on the neatness of their stalling area and cattle area as well as the creativity of the NJLSC them. The purpose of this contest is to promote cooperation, teamwork, pride and enthusiasm among a state’s junior organization.


After check-in, NALJA will assign the states to one of two categories (large or small) based on the number of cattle each state checks in.


The herdsmanship judging begins Monday, July 16, at 8 a.m. and continues through noon Friday, July 20.


  1. States will be judged throughout the aforementioned period.
  2. Judging for state herdsmanship will be based on the following criteria: a) General neatness and tidiness each exhibitor’s area within each state’s area; b) How well the state maintains its alley; c) How well all exhibitors from a state maintain their cattle; d) Creativity of aisle theme and décor.
  3. Any state that has a decoration display beyond standard cattle equipment occupying stall or aisle space will be disqualified.
  4. Any state that violates the official show rules or barn rules will be disqualified.
  5. Points will go to each division winner and will count toward the final point total for the state sweepstakes award.

Score Sheet

Limi Boosters Cook-Off Contest

This event is sponsored by the Limi-Boosters group and gives states an opportunity to educate the crowd about Limousin beef while performing a skit.


There will be one division for juniors and one for adults


Each Cook-Off team must submit its roster and a typed copy of its recipe by May 15 to Mary Booth, (981) 533-5518, PO Box 1172, Miami, OK, 74355.


  1. Teams may have 2 to 4 speaking parts and there is no limit to the number of junior members participating in the contest. There is no limit to the number of teams from any state.
  2. All entries must use beef in the recipes. All entries will be evaluated on showmanship (education/theme) and recipe (appeal/taste/appearance).
  3. Cooks may begin preparation any time they deem necessary on contest day to be ready for judging at the designated time.
  4. In keeping with the “fun” aspect of this contest, contestants are encouraged to choose a theme, dress accordingly and serve the beef in a manner keeping with that theme. Participants should use imagination and creativity in choosing a theme and serving the finished dish in that style. Teams will have a five-minute time limit in which to present and serve the dish.
  5. Points will be awarded for the cook-off in the sweepstakes competition. Only the top placing team from each state will receive points. Cash prizes awarded to at least the top two placing teams. Limi Boosters reserve the right to add additional cash prizes for additional placings.
  6. All entries must include a typed copy of the recipe.

Recipe Criteria (60% of score)

  1. Quality of meat preparation.
  2. Family & consumer appeal (serving suggestions).
  3. Overall taste (tenderness, juiciness).
  4. Appetizing appearance (plate presentation).

Showmanship Criteria (40% of score)

  1. The educational aspect of the demonstration (ability to promote beef, educate consumer).
  2. The team’s product knowledge and ability to present themselves and their dish during the judging (theme).
  3. How suitable contestant’s apparel is to their theme.
  4. Neatness and overall appearance.


State Advisors

Arkansas  Patrick Swint

Colorado – Julie Ochsner

Georgia – Skyler & April Davis

Illinois – Erin Smith

Indiana – Holly Cox

Iowa – Brenda Anderson

Kentucky – Autumn Pecco, Jeff & Kaye Kaufman

Louisiana – Troy Gulotta

Minnesota – Jon & Lori MoserCasey & Kelly Fanta

Missouri – Brooke Edwards

Erin Clason – Erin Clason

Oklahoma – Shana Holloway, Mary Booth, Elizabeth Wright

Oregon – Grace Haskins

South Dakota – Mike Ludens

Tennessee – Brian & Rachel Wyatt

Texas – Donna Stowers, Amber Parkinson

Virginia – Tabby Moore

Washington – Holly Berry



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