The North American Limousin Foundation is in the business of customer service and genetic evaluation while providing tools to enhance members’ profitability and maintaining integrity of the herdbook.
Through programs and services, it is NALF’s goal to have members’ products be the Continental common denominator in progressive commercial beef producers’ crossbreeding programs for mainstream markets.
Limousin. Valued by members, favored by commercial cow/calf producers, demanded industry wide, and preferred by consumers. Driven by information, technology and sound science.
NALF is governed by a 15 member board of directors. Five directors are elected at each annual meeting of the members for a 3-year term. The annual meeting is held during the Limousin activities of the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado.
Meet the NALF Staff
DNA Processing & Accounting Assistant
Director of Public Relations & Media
Director of Activities
Director of DNA Processing & Accounting Operations
Registry & Member Services Specialist
Applying for Membership – Any reputable breeder or owner of cattle may become a member of the North American Limousin Foundation by applying for membership. This membership form and the correct fee should be sent to: NALF,205 S Main Street, Suite D-280, Aurora, CO 80016.
Membership Classifications – There are seven classifications of NALF membership.
1) Annual Memberships ($100 per year) – Annual members of the North American Limousin Foundation are those who have submitted a membership application and annual fee. Annual members shall be deemed active for the year in which the Annual membership fee applies, starting with the established date of initial Annual membership. Each year Annual memberships can be renewed on the anniversary of the initial membership date. Active annual members are entitled to vote in the meetings of the Foundation, receive all work and services at member rates, and access to the secured member site on the web. Annual members are assigned a member number and herd prefix.
2) Lifetime Memberships – (discontinued June 1, 2004) Lifetime members of the North American Limousin Foundation have paid a membership fee and are entitled to vote at the meetings of the Foundation. As of June 1, 2004, Lifetime members may pay an annual service fee that entitles them to active member rates for all work performed by the Foundation and access to the secured member site on the Web. Lifetime members are assigned a member number and herd prefix.
3) Associate Memberships ($50) – Associates may register and transfer cattle through the Foundation but do not have voting or the other rights of an Annual member. Associates receive a herd prefix and member number and are billed at double the active member rates for all registrations performed by NALF. Access to the website is limited. In order for a breeder to become an associate member, a membership application and fee must be submitted to the NALF office.
4) Junior Memberships ($50 one time fee, $25 per year activity fee) – Junior memberships are available to persons under 21 years of age and are issued only in the individual Junior member’s name. No ranch names or partnerships are allowed. Junior members are non-voting members of NALF, but they do have voting rights in the North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA). The initial cost of a junior membership is $50. This fee activates the Junior membership for the current year and the following calendar year. After this time, Junior members may pay a $25/year activity fee to qualify for active member rates and to show at NALF and NALJA sponsored events. When Junior members reach the age of 21, they must become Annual members to receive active member rates.
5) Founder Memberships – Founder memberships are the first 99 memberships of the North American Limousin Foundation. Founder members are entitled to vote in the business affairs of the Foundation. As of June 1, 2004, Founder members may pay an annual service fee that entitles them to receive active member rates for all work performed by the Foundation.
6) Partner Memberships – Partner memberships may be obtained by two or more active Lifetime, Founder or Annual members of NALF. A member of a partnership may record and transfer cattle under the herd prefix assigned to the Partner membership or under his or her own Lifetime, Founder or Annual membership herd prefix. The Partner membership was designed for groups of members who own donor cows. Lease cows also can be transferred to a Partner membership if the partners involved wish to record calves. The Partner membership fee is $50 for each Lifetime, Annual or Founder membership involved. At least one of the partners must pay the annual service fee for the Partner membership to receive active member rates.
7) Affiliate (X Member) – Affiliates are owners of registered Limousin cattle who are not Lifetime, Annual, Junior, Founder or Associate members. Affiliates do not have a herd prefix and cannot register offspring with NALF. They can transfer cattle and are assigned a NALF number. Most Affiliates are commercial cattle producers who have had registered Limousin bulls transferred to them.
The NALF Board of Directors spent the bulk of its August 2019 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 October 1, 2019, registration fees increased $20 per head under 120 day of age, $25 per head from 121 to 270 days of age and $30 per head for 271 days of age and up, along with the LIMS program increasing $12 per head (from $20 to $32). Transfer fees increased $5.00 and $10.00 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.
The North American Limousin Foundation President makes appointments to several committees each year. These committees exist to ensure certain aspects of the association run properly. They give a voice to the membership by bringing their needs and concerns to the board. The following is a description of the ten committees and a list of their members.
This committee networks with the NALF membership to identify the most qualified candidates for directors to serve on the NALF board and provide leadership for the organization. The committee’s recommendations for directors shall be published in the November issue of the Limousin Today. Nominations from outside the nominating committee must be made to the NALF office no later than Oct. 1.
Chairman: Bret Begert; Members as described in By-Laws.
Commercial Marketing Committee
Increases demand and commercial market share through advertising, promotion and execution of programs directed to demonstrate and enhance the commercial value of Limousin genetics. They also provide input as to educational efforts directed toward commercial producers and content directed toward NALF members on subjects related to serving the needs of commercial producers. This is the primary committee liaison with alliance entities. They are also responsible for budgets pertaining to advertising, commercial marketing and promotion, and commercial programs.
Chairman: Joey Freund; Staff: Mark Anderson and Nathan Smith, Board members: Wade Beckman, Dan Hunt, Joe Moore, Jerry Wulf; Members: Mike Smith, Trent Coleman, Mat Lewis, Fred Wacker, Brent Fillmore.
Oversees development and execution of NALF’s annual operating budget consistent with long-term board approved financial objectives. Monitor income and expenses on a monthly basis and coordinate with other committees as to executing their plan of work in accordance to approved budget guidelines. Recommend mid-year adjustments to the budget as might be deemed necessary to achieve targeted year-end financial performance objectives. Provide oversight for execution of the board approved investment policy and track performance of investments. Review year-end financial performance including report from auditor.
Chairman: Mark Barker; Staff: Mark Anderson; Board members: Gary Fuchs, Joey Freund, Dan Hunt, Curt Wieczorek.
LIMOUSIN TODAY/Communications Committee
Explore the commonalities between both parties to decrease duplication of effort, while complementing each other’s actions. As necessary, guide operation and interest in the Limousin Today.
Chairman: Bruce Lawrence; Staff: Mark Anderson and Mallory Blunier; Board members: Mark Barker, Dan Hunt, Randy Corns, Ronn Cunningham; Members: Chad Settje, Bob Mitchell, Chisum Peterson.
Increase membership, registrations, transfers, and involvement of members in activities of the NALF and their respective state Limousin associations. This committee provides input as to educational efforts directed toward NALF members for more effective production and marketing of Limousin genetics. They are also responsible for budgets pertaining to member marketing activities and for projecting revenue for member registration and transfer activity.
Chairman: Mark Barker; Staff: Mark Anderson, Alison Jones, Stephanie Kramer-Beddo, Katie Campbell and Tammy Anderson; Board members: Bret Begert, Joe Moore, Bruce Lawrence, Kevin Ochsner; Members: Ty Heavin, Jay Wilder, John Pence, Austin Hager, Dexter Edwards.
Serve as the committee liaison between the NALF board of directors and the board of directors for the North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA). Monitor fundraising, expenditures and financial management of NALJA as well as executions of NALJA sponsored activities. Review NALJA action relative to rules and regulations, selection of judges, sites for NALJA events and recognition of NALJA members.
Chairman: Randy Corns; Staff: Mark Anderson and Katie Campbell; Board members: Kevin Ochsner, Troy Gulotta, Bret Begert; Members: Greg Blaydes, Sean & Brooke Edwards, Amber Parkinson, Brenda Anderson, Skyler Davis, Ty and Susie Heavin, Randa Taylor.
Breed Improvement Committee (Formerly Performance Committee)
Guides the development of NALF’s performance related functions including EPDs, ultrasound data collection, NALF sponsored research, DNA and animal typing-services for parentage and other traits, genetic defects, and genomic-enhanced EPDs.
Chairman: Dan Hunt, Staff: Mark Anderson, Tammy Anderson and Alison Jones; Consultant: Bob Weaber, Tonya Amen, Tessa Verbeek; Board members: Mark Barker, Curt Wieczorek, Joey Freund; Members: Trent Coleman, Casey Fanta, Mark Haden, Mat Lewis, Gary Gates, Austin Hager, Rob Brawner.
Rules & Regulations Committee
Assist staff in updating materials in the member’s manual, including rules, regulations and by-laws. Guides operation and further development of NALF’s data processing functions to facilitate industry-leading service to members, while enhancing office efficiency in the delivery of such services.
Chairman: Curt Wieczorek; Staff: Mark Anderson; Board members: Bret Begert, Joe Moore, Joey Freund, Charles Linhart; Members: Warren Symens, Mark Smith, Jack Glendenning, Greg Blaydes.
Increase participation, merchandising value, and satisfaction members receive through exhibiting cattle in NALF’S MOE events. Responsibilities of this committee include: development and execution of the MOE budget including work with official sponsors, selection of judges for Level I, maintain an approved judges list, review and recommend to the board any changes in MOE policies, rules and requirements, select MOE awards, and generally resolve MOE issues as needed.
Chairman: Randy Corns; Staff: Mark Anderson and Katie Campbell; Board members: Bruce Lawrence, Charles Linhart, Troy Gulotta, Ronn Cunningham; Members: Thad Fosdick, Clay Schilling, Chris Thomas, Ty Heavin, Heather Henderson, John Pence, Shelby Skinner, Dexter Edwards.
Looks at and develops new programs. They also evaluate the market and beef industry for opportunities for Limousin cattle and continued work on a branded beef program.
Chairman: Charles Linhart; Staff: Mark Anderson; Board members: Jerry Wulf, Wade Beckman; Members: Austin Hager, Cash Schilling, Bob Mitchell, Mat Lewis, Terry O’Neill, Chad Settje, Kiley McKinna.
Manages any new and current positions, along with the executive director, at NALF and helps make hiring decisions.
Chairman: Gary Fuchs; Board members: Brett Begert, Joey Freund, Curt Wieczorek, Dan Hunt.
NALF produces an annual report at the conclusion of the fiscal year, which runs from September 1 to August 31. The annual reports are distributed at the NALF annual membership meeting held during the annual convention in January at the National Western Stock Show.
Copies of the annual report are available sending your request to Limousin@NALF.org.
The International Limousin Council is the global organization for Limousin Associations around the world. The main purpose and objectives of the ILC are to network with the world’s elite Limousin breeders while coordinating international research efforts; encouraging uniform recording and registration policies; and to highlight and honor efforts that have been made for the benefit of the Limousin breed on an international and domestic level.
Every two years, the International Limousin Congress (ILC) is hosted by a different country. This event first took place in 1973 in France and has been going strong ever since. The ILC event has traveled to numerous countries including: France, USA, Argentina, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, Ireland, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Mexico, Italy, and Canada.
The International Limousin Congress prides itself on being an event that not only serves as an opportunity to exchange industry and research knowledge, but also a memorable experience that will leave you captivated with a new culture and heading home with lasting friendships.
July 19-27, 2018, the North American Limousin Foundation held the International Limousin Congress in the United States, Colorado.
The 23rd International Limousin Congress (ILC) came to an end at the Antlers Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colo. on July 27, 2018. The guests had the day on their own to do some more exploring. Some stayed close to the hotel and had more of a lazy day, while others got out and explored the mountains.
The closing ceremony took place at the Antlers Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colo. The North American Limousin Foundation expresses their sincerest thank you to our sponsors, Alltech and Neogen GeenSeek, whom without, this would have not been possible. Thank you to our host ranches, Magness Land & Cattle, Oschner Limousin, Fillmore Ranch, and Running Creek Ranch, for allowing the ILC attendees to come and tour your places. Thank you to the ladies of Unbridled who have been working on making things run smoothly and who did a fantastic job of organizing and planning. Most of all, thank you to all the attendees who took time out of their busy schedules to come and see what the Limousin breed is doing here in America. It was a fabulous ten days! We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones in France in 2020 for the 24th International Limousin Congress.
State and regional associations are the life-blood of NALF. Below is a listing of state officers for each association. To update this information, email Mallory Blunier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4-State Limousin Association
President: Kevin Counsil, Madisonville, TX
Vice President: Jeff Kirby, Mt. Vernon, TX
Secretary/Treasurer: Joyce Kirby, Mt. Vernon, TX
Director: Joe Hoot, Canton, TX
Director: Leon Stewart, Mansfield, TX
Arkansas Limousin Organization
President: Jessie Swint, Austin, AR
Vice President: Steve Mosher, London, AR
Secretary/Treasurer: Kim Swint, Austin, AR
California Limousin Association
President: Bob Actis, Tollhouse, CA
Vice President: David Haugen, Los Molinos, CA
Colorado Limousin Breeders Association
President: Joey Freund, Elizabeth, CO
Florida Limousin Association
President: Jason Hutchins, Hawthorne, FL
Vice President: Chad Worley, Hawthorne, FL
Secretary/Treasurer: Wade Rogers, Ft. White, FL
Fullblood Limousin Alliance
President: Ryan Reed, Richmond, KS
Vice President: Robert Stone, Cashion, OK
Secretary: Kim Kosmicke, Cabool, MO
Treasurer: Joe Latendresse, Oologah, OK
Georgia Limousin Association
President: Sid Arnold, Nicholson, GA
Vice President: Todd Shultz, Danielsville, GA
Secretary/Treasurer: Lillian Youngblood, Ashburn, GA
Heartland Limousin Association
President: Randy Corns, Altoona, KS
Vice President: Bart Mitchell, Boscobel, WI
Secretary: Jason Boyer, Weldon, IA
Treasurer: T.J. Callahan, Centerview, MO
Executive/Secretary: Dean Summerbell , East Bethel, MN
Illinois Limousin Breeders Association
President: Joan Meyer, Witt, IL
Vice President: Tim Eike, Glenarm, IL
Treasurer: Andy Schmalshof, Avon, IL
Indiana Limousin Association
President: Andy Stirn, West Harrison, IN
Vice President: Jerry Eckrote, Macy, IN
Secretary: Ed Alenduff, West Lafayette, IN
Treasurer: Kent Waitt, Sheridan, IN
Breed Manager: Larry Cox, Coatesville, IN
Iowa State Limousin Association
President: Brian Halt, Carlisle, IA
Vice President: Dave Book, Eldridge, IA
Secretary /Treasurer: Grant Anderson, Garner, IA
Kansas Limousin Breeders Association
President: Kyle Dye, Poaola, KS
Vice President: Bruce Schrag, Mound Ridge, KS
Secretary/Treasurer: Pat Meek, Parker, KS
Advertising/Marketing: Jerry Meek, Parker, KS
Kentucky Limousin Breeders Association
President: Chris Milam, Olmstead, KY
Vice President: William Hurt, Lexington, KY
Secretary: Kaye Kaufman, Harrodsburg, KY
Treasurer: Jennifer Shady
Past President: Greg Blaydes, Midway, KY
Louisiana Limousin Association
President: Harvey Adams, Lake Charles, LA
Secretary: Gerald Broussard, Abbeville, LA
Maryland Limousin Association
Representative: Chris & Kelsey Thomas, Boonsboro, MD
Michigan Limousin Breeders
President: John Stern, Midland, MI
Vice President: Mary Seidelman, Ionia, MI
Secretary: Lori Anger, Breckenridge, MI
Treasurer: Don Anger, Breckenridge, MI
Minnesota Limousin Association
President: Don Biscoe, Cottage Grove, MN
Vice President: Merle Anderson, Butterfield, MN
Secretary: Matt Duff, Hampton, MN
Treasurer:Dennis Sleiter, Morris, MN
Mississippi Limousin Breeders Association
President: Greg Ladner, Picayune, MS
Vice President: Wayne Hodges, Leakesville, MS
Secretary: Greta Thornton, Van Cleave, MS
Missouri Limousin Breeders Association
President: Ty Heavin, Springfield, MO
Vice President: T.J. Callahan, Centerview, MO
Secretary: Paul Junkans, Henley, MO
Treasurer: Nathan Hunt, Frohha, MO
Ex-Officio: Jack Glendenning, Lebanon, MO
Heart of Missouri Limousin Breeders Association
President: Mark Haden, Rogersville, MO
Vice President: Mark Middleton, Bourbon, MO
Secretary: Casey Allen, Lebanon, MO
Montana Limousin Association
President: Terry O’Neill, Billings, MT
Secretary/Treasurer: Anita Coleman, Charlo, MT
Nebraska Limousin Association
President: Gerald Gustafson, West Point, NE
Vice President: Jay Boyer, Liberty, NE
Secretary/Treasurer: Gwen Behrends, Lincoln, NE
Member-At-Large: Rob Brawner, Wood Lake, NE
New York Limousin Association
President: Drew Wiseley, Perry, NY
Vice President: Karen Rechberger, Wyoming, NY
Secretary/Treasurer: Kristine Gessner, Wayland, NY
Ohio Valley Limousin Association
President: Aaron Kaufman
Vice President: Joe Pryor, Cutler, OH
Secretary/Treasurer: Freda Van Horn, Malta, OH
Ohio Limousin Association
President: Steve Patton, Hillsboro, OH
Secretary/Treasurer: Freda Van Horn, Malta, OH
Oklahoma Limousin Breeders Association
President: Ronn Cunningham, Rose, OK
Vice President: George Hubbard, Miami, OK
Secretary: Cari Sherry, Yukon, OK
Treasurer: Bob Weaver, Kiowa, OK
Heart of Oklahoma Limousin Association
President: Rhonda Withers, Coweta, OK
Vice President: Chad McRenolds, Sallisaw, OK
Treasurer: Tiffany Revis, Sallisaw, OK
Oregon Limousin Breeders Association
President: Sue Warmington, Fort Rock, OR
Vice President: Mike Smith, Elgin, OR
Secretary: Glenda Stilwell, Klamath Falls, OR
Treasurer: Candy Whitcomb, Klamath Falls, OR
Pennsylvania Limousin Breeders Association
President: Ed Clark, Enon Valley, PA
Vice President: Annette Delaplaine, Gettysburg, PA
Secretary: Erin Kelly, Wampum, PA
South Dakota Limousin Association
President: Matt Bruner, Ramona, SD
Secretary: Tim Barnard, Belly Fourche, SD
Treasurer: Mike Ludens, Hurley, SD
Texas Limousin Association
President: Matt Chachere, Dayton, TX
Vice President: Amber Parkinson, Anton, TX
Secretary: Jason Gaston, Bridgeport, TX
Treasurer: Vicki Brehm, San Antonio, TX
Ex-Officio: Glenn Schur, Plainview, TX
Executive Secretary: Brittni Allerkamp, Lubbock, TX
Utah Limousin Cattle Association
President: Bob Millerberg, Draper, UT
Virginia Limousin Breeders Association
President: Joe Moore, Raphine, VA
Secretary/Treasurer: Cathy Blalock, Fairfield, VA
Washington State Limousin Association
President: Brad Beus, Pasco, WA
Vice President: Bill VanZanten, Ferndale, WA
Secretary: Stacia Speck, Chehalis, WA
Treasurer: Joann Van Zanten, Ferndale, WA
West Virginia Limousin Breeders Association
President: Victor Friend, Strange Creek, WV
Vice President: Jason Tignor, Elkview, WV
Secretary: Jennifer Friend, Exchange, WV
Treasurer: Jim Moore, Fairview, WV
Western Limousin Association
President: Dave Berry, Port Orchard, WA
Vice President: Christy Hauck, Wheatland, CA
Secretary: Char Avila, Cottonwood, CA
Treasurer: Lana Berlink, Blaine, WA
Limousin Association of Wisconsin
President: Dennis Karlsbroten, Decorah, IA
Vice President: Bart Mitchell, Boscobel, WI
Secretary/Treasurer: Ken Schlimgen, LaCrosse, WI
Ontario Limousin Association
President: Gary Smart, Meaford, ON
Vice President: Murray Shaw, Mooretown, ON
Secretary: Melanie Gollinger, Lisle, ON
Treasurer: Brent Black, Goderich, ON