MOE Show Rules

Understanding the promotional benefits of livestock shows, NALF established and coordinates the breed’s Medal of Excellence (MOE) program which annually recognizes point leading animals, sires, dams, exhibitors, and seedstock producers for their success in the show ring annually.

The MOE program awards points for placings in MOE recognized and sanctioned shows including: 5 Level 1 shows (National Western Stock Show, Fort Worth Stock Show, All-American Limousin Futurity, American Royal Livestock Show, and North American International Livestock Exposition) as well as 10-15 Level 2 shows. 

2016 Level 1 MOE Rules

2016 Level 2 MOE Rules

MOE Petition Form (To become a MOE show)

MOE Show Standings

The deadline to submit MOE show results for the 2016 show year is December 1. Send results to Katie Campbell, NALF director of activities,

2016 Final MOE Show Points

Shows included in MOE Show Points are:

Level 1 Shows

  • National Western Stock Show
  • Forth Worth Stock Show
  • Southeast Summer Classic
  • All-American Limousin Futurity
  • American Royal

Level 2 Shows

  • Pennsylvania Farm Show
  • Florida State Fair
  • Dixie National
  • San Antonio Livestock Exposition
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
  • Western Limousin Exposition
  • California State Fair
  • Ohio State Fair
  • Ozark Empir
  • Indiana State Fair
  • Illinois State Fair
  • Clackamas County Fair
  • State Fair of West Virginia
  • Missouri State Fair
  • Appalachian Fair
  • North Dakota State Fair
  • Kentucky State Fair
  • Nebraska State Fair
  • New York State Fair
  • Oregon State Fair
  • Minnesota State Fair
  • Tennessee State Fair
  • Keystone International
  • Tulsa State Fair
  • North Carolina State Fair
  • Tennessee Stock Show
  • Jacksonville Fair


2015 Final MOE Show Points


Show Information

Below is the show information for the Level 1 MOE Limousin shows.

Junior show information can be found on the Junior Shows page

Fort Worth Stock Show

Entry deadline: November 15

Arrival: 8:00 a.m. Jan. 25 to 1:00 p.m. Jan. 26
Limousin Open Show:  Noon on January, 28, 2017; Judge: Dr. Blake Bloomberg, Stillwater, OK
Release: 3:00 p.m. Jan. 29

Visit the FWSSR page for complete information

American Royal

Arrival:  Wednesday, October 26
Check-In:  Wednesday, October 26
Limousin Junior Show:  Thursday October 27 at noon; Judge: Jerome Settles, Scribner, NE
Limousin Open Show:  Immediately following the junior show; Judge: Kyle Colyer, Bruneau, ID
Visit the American Royal webpage for complete information.



Entry deadline: October 8, 2016

Limousin Junior Show:  Saturday, November 12
Limousin Open Show:  Wednesday, November 16 at 4:00 p.m.; Judge: Cody Sankey, Economy, IN
Visit the NAILE webpage for complete information.

Watch the NAILE Live Stream online.


National Western Stock Show

Entry deadline: November 20, 2016

Junior Limousin Show:  Tuesday, January 10 at 9:00 a.m.; Judge: Jon DeClerck, Lubbock, TX
National Limousin Show:  Wednesday, January 11 at 8:00 a.m.; Judge: Dan Shike, Urbana, IL
Limousin Pen and Carload Show:  Thursday, January 12 at 8:00 a.m.; Judges: Donnie Robertson, Yukon, OK; Donnie McLennan, Byers, CO; and Blake Bloomberg, Stillwater, OK
Visit the NWSS page for complete information.

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

Visit the Annual Convention page for more information.

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

2017 Pen & Carload Show Program

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

Monday, January 9
7:30 a.m.         Annual Meeting – NWSS National Western Club
6:00 p.m.         Membership Banquet and Genetics on Ice Auction – DoubleTree

Tuesday, January 10
9:00 a.m.         Junior Limousin and Lim-Flex® Shows – NWSS Stadium Arena
4:00 p.m.         Social Hour for National Limousin Sale – NWSW Beef Palace Auction Arena
5:00 p.m.         National Limousin Sale – NWSS Beef Palace Auction Arena

Wednesday, January 11
8:00 a.m.         MOE Limousin Show – NWSS Stadium Arena
3:00 p.m.         Begin Hill Release
9:00 p.m.         All Hill Cattle out of Barn

Thursday, January 12
9:00 a.m.         Limousin and Lim-Flex Pen and Carload – NWSS Yards LCAA
12:00 p.m.       Hamburger Fry – NWSS Yards LCAA, sponsored by Magness Land & Cattle and Wulf Cattle
5:00 p.m.         Begin Yard Release


Show Results

As part of NALF’s objective to provide members and the industry with up-to-date information, all show results submitted to LIMOUSIN TODAY are published in our print and digital formats. These results may be used for additional publication purposes.

Members and state associations are asked to submit show results and photos to LIMOUSIN TODAY for publication. Send the information to Jennifer Scharpe, NALF director of public relations and media, at

Show Vests

The show committee voted to upgrade the show vests this year. The new vests will be a black soft shell with the Limousin logo on the chest. Vests will be ordered and shipped by American Royal.
Vests will not be required at the American Royal and NAILE, however they will be required at National Western Stock Show.

Order Show Vests using this form.