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. 

2017 Level 1 MOE Rules

2017 Level 2 MOE Rules

MOE Petition Form (To become a MOE show)

MOE Show Standings

The deadline to submit MOE show results for the 2017 show year is December 1. Send results to Katie Campbell, NALF director of activities,

2017 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

Level 2 Shows

  • N/A

Level 3 Shows

  • Florida State Fair
  • Western Limousin Exposition
  • Ohio State Fair
  • Ozark Empire
  • Kentucky State Fair

Level 4 Shows

  • Pennsylvania Farm Show
  • San Antonio Livestock Exposition
  • Houston Livestock Show
  • California State Fair
  • Indiana State Fair
  • Appalachian Fair
  • Minnesota State Fair
  • Tennessee State Fair
  • Tennessee State Show


2016 Final MOE Show Points


Show Information

Below is the show information for the summer 2017 shows.

More junior show information can be found on the Junior Shows page

American Royal

Entry deadline: September 12, 2017

Arrival:  Wednesday, October 25 at 8:00 a.m.
Check-In:  Wednesday, October 25 at 10:00 a.m.
Limousin Junior Show:  Thursday, October 26 at noon
Limousin Open Show:  Immediately following the junior show
Visit the American Royal webpage for complete information.


Entry deadline: October 1, 2017

Limousin Junior Show:  Saturday, November 11
Limousin Open Show:  Thursday, November 16 at 8:00 a.m.
Visit the NAILE webpage for complete information.

National Western Stock Show

Entry deadline: November 20, 2017

Junior Limousin Show:  Tuesday, January 9 at 9:00 a.m.
National Limousin Show:  Tuesday, January 9 at 11:00 a.m.
Limousin Pen and Carload Show:  Wednesday, January 10 at 9:00 a.m.
Visit the NWSS page for complete information.

Headquarters Hotel:
DoubleTree by Hilton
3203 Quebec St, Denver, CO 80207
Phone: 303-321-3333

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

More information will be posted on the annual convention page, in the NALF E-Partners e-newsletter, and in upcoming issues of LIMOUSIN TODAY as it becomes available.

Fort Worth Stock Show

Entry deadline: November 15

Arrival: 8:00 a.m. Jan. 24 to 1:00 p.m. Jan. 25
Release: 3:00 p.m. Jan. 28

Visit the FWSSR page for complete information

National Junior Show

2018 National Junior Limousin Show & Congress

“Christmas in July”  •  July 14-20, 2018
Denver, Colorado

Headquarters Hotel:
Renaissance Denver Stapleton
3801 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80207
Phone: 303-399-7500
Price: $134

Show location:
National Western Complex
4655 Humboldt Street
Denver, CO 80216

Visit the American Cattle Services page for the entry form for the All-American Limousin Futurity.


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.