Rules & By-Laws

The NALF Rules and Regulations committee assists staff in updating materials in the rules, regulations, and by-laws.

NALF By-laws

NALF Rules and Regulations

NALJA By-laws

Glossary of Terms

Letter Codes

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.

Year Code List


Sale Terms & Conditions

NALF recommends the following suggested sale terms and conditions for the marketing of Limousin and Lim-Flex cattle.

Suggested Sale Terms and Conditions


Current Fees

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.

  1. Log in to your member site on the NALF-DigitalBeef platform
  2. Using the left-hand navigation menu, click on View under My Account
  3. Click on the Prefs tab located in the middle of the screen.
  4. Check the box next to “Allow non-members to see this profile”

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.

Co-op Advertising

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.


Annual Convention

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.

2017 NALF Annual Convention and NWSS Limousin Activities • January 8-12 • Denver, Colo.


Host Hotel Information

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver will serve as the host hotel for the 2017 NWSS and Annual Limousin Convention. Rates in the NALF block are $111/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


Board of Directors’ Election

The NALF nominating committee has slated the candidates for the 2017 board of directors’ election. The election will be held during the NALF annual membership meeting on Monday, January 9 in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show. These individuals have been slated by the nominating committee:

  • Gary Gates, Montana (second term)
  • Dan Hunt, Nebraska (first term)
  • Joey Freund, Colorado (second term)
  • Gary Fuchs, Texas (second term)
  • Gene Raymond, Kansas (first term)

All candidates (nominated or member-at-large) will have their biographies published in the December issue of LIMOUSIN TODAYTM and will be placed on the official ballot.

If you are not able to attend the annual meeting (during the NWSS), you may request an official ballot from the NALF office prior to December 1, 2016. You must submit a letter to the NALF office requesting an absentee ballot. A form letter is available on the NALF website to place the request. The office will not accept requests after that date. Once members complete and sign their absentee ballots, they should return them to NALF’s official accountant prior to December 31.

2017 National Western Stock Show and Limousin Activities
Tentative Schedule of Events

Hill Cattle Arrival/Release:
Begin Arrival: Tuesday January 3, 8:00 a.m.
In Place: Friday January 6, 4:00 p.m.
Begin Release: Wednesday January 11, 3:00 p.m.
All Out: Wednesday January 11, 9:00 p.m.

Yard Cattle Arrival/Release:
Begin Arrival: Tuesday January 3, 8:00 a.m.
In Place: Friday January 6, 4:00 p.m.
Begin Release: Thursday January 12, 5:00 p.m.
All Out: Friday January 13, 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 7
9:00 a.m.         Hill Cattle Check-In – NWSS Hill
2:00 p.m.         Yard Cattle Check-In – NWSS Yards
7:00 p.m.         Show Committee Meeting – DoubleTree

Sunday, January 8
7:00 a.m.         NALF Board of Directors Meeting – DoubleTree
5:00 p.m.         Yard Exhibitor Meeting – NWSS Yards


November ad deadline: October 3

NWSS Hotel Information Posted

DNA turn around: 3 weeks