NALF requires the international year letter code to be used as the last digit in the animal’s tattoo. Below is a list of all international year codes.
NALF recommends the following suggested sale terms and conditions for the marketing of Limousin and Lim-Flex cattle.
The NALF Board of Directors spent the bulk of its April 2016 meeting analyzing expense, revenue, fees, dues, services and structure for NALF. This review was not only comprehensive internally, but compared our operation and fee structure to other breed associations of similar size. We need to be on a level playing field to compete and promote Limousin to commercial and seedstock producers.
Effective September 1, 2016, registration fees increased $7 per head on each age category along with the LIMS program increasing $5 per head (from $15 to $20). Transfer fees increased $2.00 and $3.00 per head, respectively, on the under and over 60 days of age price categories.
While no one enjoys or wants to increase costs, the board knows it is imperative to offer the full range and quality of service and marketing to Limousin membership. Our pricing structure is at the average of other comparable breeds with this pricing increase.
Current NALF Fees – Use this Self-Billing Worksheet to calculate fees for registrations, transfers, and other services.
Find a member or a breeder using the Ranch Search tool on the NALF-DigitalBeef Platform.
Search by Herd Prefix, Member ID, or Member Name. Or you may also bring up a list of all the breeders within a state using the Search Location pull-down menu.
If you are a NALF member and you do not show up in the Ranch Search, follow these quick steps.
Allowing commercial producers to see your ranch profile is now a free service NALF is providing to members with the switch to the NALF-DigitalBeef platform. Take advantage of this service and help potential customers find you by setting your preferences.
The NALF Cooperative Advertising Program helps state associations promote Limousin genetics to commercial producers using cohesive messaging and maximizing promotion dollars.
NALF staff is in the process of reviewing this program to ensure it is a valuable tool for state associations. Updates and information will be posted as it becomes available.
NALF has three award programs to recognize individuals or companies who promote the Limousin breed: Commercial Producer of the Year, Commercial Marketing Booster of the Year, and Limousin Promoter of the Year.
These awards are presented at the National Western Stock Show. Nominations are due December 1. Nomination forms may be downloaded below or requested from the NALF office.
The annual convention for the North American Limousin Foundation is held during the Limousin activities of the National Western Stock Show. Activities for the annual convention include a board of directors meeting, the annual membership meeting, National Limousin Sale, and the membership banquet and Genetics on Ice Auction, in addition to show and social activities at NWSS.
2018 NALF Annual Convention and NWSS Limousin Activities • January 6-10 • Denver, Colo.
Members are encouraged to purchase your tickets for the Membership Banquet and Genetics on Ice Auction, which will be held Monday, January 8 at 6:00 p.m., at the DoubleTree hotel. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow breeders, contribute to the junior activities fund, and recognize recipients of the coveted year-end awards.
To purchase tickets, contact Alison Jones at the NALF office (303-220-1693 or Alison@NALF.org). Tickets must be purchased by noon on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.
The National Limousin Sale is breeders’ opportunity to market the best of the best of Limousin and Lim-Flex® genetics. The 2017 National Limousin Sale will be a video sale and will be held January 7, beginning with a social hour at 4:00 p.m., followed by the sale at 5:00. Contact American Cattle Services, MC Marketing Management, R&R Marketing, or Grassroots Genetics for more information.
The annual Genetics On Ice auction will be held in conjunction with the membership banquet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 8. The Genetics On Ice auction benefits the North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA), the All-American Limousin Futurity (AALF), and the Limi Boosters. For more information, contact Ken Holloway at 580-597-2419 or Katie Campbell at 303-220-1693.
The annual membership meeting of the North American Limousin Foundation will take place at 7:30 a.m. at the National Western Club at the NWSS grounds (second floor of the Hall of Education, above the cattle stalls). The agenda includes 1) Welcome, introductions, and Foundation overview; 2) Nominating committee report and election; 3) Reports from the treasurer and secretary; 4) Recognition of NALF committees and retiring directors; 5) New business.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver will serve as the host hotel for the 2018 NWSS and Annual Limousin Convention. Rates in the NALF block are $116/night. To reserve your room, call (303) 321-3333. If you reserve your room online, ensure you have the correct hotel by checking the information provided below.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver, 3203 Quebec St, Denver, CO 80207, (303) 321-3333
November issue ad deadline: October 2
Genetic evaluation data deadline: October 15
NALF BOD At-Large candidate nominations due: October 15
DNA turn around: 4 weeks