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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.

2017 Pen & Carload Show Program

Purchase Banquet Tickets

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.

2018 National Limousin Sale

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.

Click here to view and print the 2018 National Limousin Sale entry form.

Click here to view and print the 2017 National Limousin Sale catalog.

Genetics On Ice

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.

Click here to view and print the 2017 Genetics On Ice catalog.

Annual Meeting
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.

Host Hotel Information

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

Board of Directors’ Election

The candidates for the 2018 NALF board of directors’ election have been set. The NALF nominating committee has slated five candidates. Two additional members have completed the process to be member-at-large candidates. The seven board of directors’ candidates, who will be on the ballot for the five open positions, are:

  • Bruce Lawrence, Texas (first term)
  • Charles Linhart, Iowa (first term)
  • Wade Beckman, Idaho (first term)
  • Randy Corns, Kansas (first term)
  • Curt Wieczorek, South Dakota (second term)
  • Matt Bruner, South Dakota (first term, member-at-large)
  • Ken Wetovick, Nebraska (first term, member-at-large)

 All candidates (nominated or member-at-large) will have their biographies published in the December/January issue of LIMOUSIN TODAY® and will be placed on the official ballot. The election will be held during the NALF annual membership meeting on Monday, January 8, in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show. The meeting begins at 7:30 a.m. and will be held in the National Western Club on the NWSS grounds. 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, 2017. 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.

2018 National Western Stock Show and Limousin Activities
Tentative Schedule of Events

Hill Cattle Arrival/Release:
Begin Arrival: Tuesday, January 2, 8:00 a.m.
In Place: Friday, January 5, 4:00 p.m.
Begin Release: Tuesday, January 9, 3:00 p.m.
All Out: Wednesday, January 10, 5:00 p.m.

Yard Cattle Arrival/Release:
Begin Arrival: Tuesday, January 2, 8:00 a.m.
In Place: Friday, January 5, 4:00 p.m.
Begin Release: Wednesday, January 10, 5:00 p.m.
All Out: Thursday, January 11, 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 6
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

Sunday, January 7
7:00 a.m.         NALF Board of Directors Meeting – Hotel
4:00 p.m.         Social Hour for National Limousin Sale – NWSS National Western Club
5:00 p.m.         National Limousin Sale – NWSS National Western Club

 

Monday, January 8
7:30 a.m.         Annual Meeting – NWSS National Western Club
6:00 p.m.        Membership Banquet and Genetics on Ice Auction – Hotel

Tuesday, January 9
9:00 a.m.         Junior Limousin and Lim-Flex® Shows – NWSS Stadium Arena
1:00 p.m.         National Limousin MOE Show – NWSS Stadium Arena
3:00 p.m.        Begin Hill Release

Wednesday, January 10
9:00 a.m.         Limousin and Lim-Flex Pen and Carload – NWSS Yards LCAA
12.00 p.m.       Hamburger Fry – NWSS Yards LCAA
5:00 p.m.         Begin Yard Release

 

Corner Post Heifer Donated by Stowers Limousin Land & Cattle

A sincere thank you to Stowers Limousin Land and Cattle for stepping up to donate the 2017 Corner Post heifer. Scott, Donna and Laura do everything to their fullest potential and pay extra attention to every detail, therefore it is no doubt they chose to donate something extra special in SSTO Carla 559C.

SSTO Carla 559C is a director daughter of SSTO Watercolors, who Lauren Stowers showed in 2011 and was champion purebred female in Fort Worth. This makes 559C a Pina Colada maternal granddaughter, making her even more intriguing. Sired by AAR Ten X 7008, the curve bending bull that the Angus breed was waiting for when he first came on the market, he had calving ease, growth, and carcass value without having Objective, Precision or New Design in his pedigree without sacrificing a lot of look. Sometimes things actually go as planned when mating cattle; SSTO Carla is a prime example! Her data set puts her in the top 1% of the breed for $MTI and marbling, while ranking in the top 25% or better for CED, CEM, BW, WW and YW epds! Then … you look up from her stats and she hits you with a picture perfect outline and her “mama’s good looks.” Beautiful through her front one-third, thick ended, great angles and that brood cow shape through the middle of her skeleton.

The 2017 Corner Post Package also includes: six months insurance donated by Grassroots Insurance, Transportation donated by Lathrop’s Trucking, and one flush and freezing of resulting embryos, plus boarding at their facility donated by Four Corners Embryo Transfer.

Syndicates are available for $250 by contacting any member of the North American Limousin Junior Association Board of Directors. Or for more information, contact Katie Campbell, NALF director of activities, at 303-220-1693, ext. 43, or Katie@NALF.org.

 


Announcements

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