NALJA Honorary Member


Each year state the NALJA Junior Board selects an individual or family that encompasses the NALJA Association’s purpose to develop knowledgeable, motivated beef industry leaders, while promoting the Limousin breed through fellowship, leadership, and education.

2023 NALJA Honorary Member

Schmalshof Family, ATAK Limousin, Avon, Illinois

Past NALJA Honorary Members

Dick O’Brien Junior Herdsman Award


Each year state junior advisors nominate National Junior Limousin Show & Congress exhibitors for the O’Brien Award to recognize a superior job of caring for animals, interacting with others, meeting the public and demonstrating maturity. First presented in 1996, the award honors the memory of Limousin enthusiast Dick O’Brien. This award is based upon the leadership that has been exhibited through their Limousin and other various activities.

Dick O’Brien Junior Herdsman Nomination Letter

2023 Junior Herdsman Award Winner

Tyler Speck, Chehalis, Washington

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