Management


Rules & By-Laws

The NALF Rules and Regulations committee assists staff in updating materials in the rules, regulations, and by-laws.

NALF By-laws

NALF Rules and Regulations

NALJA By-laws

Glossary of Terms

Letter Codes

NALF requires the international year letter code to be used as the last digit in the animal’s tattoo. Below is a list of all international year codes.

Year Code List

 

Sale Terms & Conditions

NALF recommends the following suggested sale terms and conditions for the marketing of Limousin and Lim-Flex cattle.

Suggested Sale Terms and Conditions

 

Current Fees

The NALF Board of Directors spent the bulk of its April 2016 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 September 1, 2016, registration fees increased to $42, $52, and $62 per head, respectively, for the age categories. Along with the LIMS program increasing to $32. Transfer fees increased to $20 and $30 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.

 

Find a member or a breeder using the Ranch Search tool on the NALF-DigitalBeef Platform.

Search by Herd Prefix, Member ID, or Member Name. Or you may also bring up a list of all the breeders within a state using the Search Location pull-down menu.

If you are a NALF member and you do not show up in the Ranch Search, follow these quick steps.

  1. Log in to your member site on the NALF-DigitalBeef platform
  2. Using the left-hand navigation menu, click on View under My Account
  3. Click on the Prefs tab located in the middle of the screen.
  4. Check the box next to “Allow non-members to see this profile”

Allowing commercial producers to see your ranch profile is now a free service NALF is providing to members with the switch to the NALF-DigitalBeef platform. Take advantage of this service and help potential customers find you by setting your preferences.

Co-op Advertising

The NALF Cooperative Advertising Program helps state associations promote Limousin genetics to commercial producers using cohesive messaging and maximizing promotion dollars.

NALF staff is in the process of reviewing this program to ensure it is a valuable tool for state associations. Updates and information will be posted as it becomes available.

 

Awards

NALF has three award programs to recognize individuals or companies who promote the Limousin breed: Commercial Producer of the Year, Commercial Marketing Booster of the Year, and Limousin Promoter of the Year.

These awards are presented at the Cattlemen’s Congress and Annual Limousin Convention. Nominations are due December 5. Nomination forms may be downloaded below or requested from the NALF office.

Past Commercial Award Winners

 

Annual Convention

The annual convention for the North American Limousin Foundation is held during the Limousin activities of the 2023 Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City, Okla. 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 Cattlemen’s Congress.

2023 NALF Annual Convention and Cattlemen’s Congress Limousin Activities • December 29 – January 4 • Oklahoma City, Okla.

2023 National Limousin Sale (in conjunction with the Ken Holloway Genetics on Ice Benefit Auction)

The National Limousin Sale is breeders’ opportunity to market the best of the best of Limousin and Lim-Flex® genetics. The 2023 National Limousin Sale will be a video sale and will be held in conjunction with the Membership Banquet and Genetics on Ice Benefit Auction on January 2, the sale will begin at at 6:00 p.m. Contact American Cattle Services, MC Marketing Management, R&R Marketing, or Grassroots Genetics for more information.

2023 National Limousin Sale Catalog will be posted soon!

Ken Holloway Genetics On Ice Benefit Auction

The annual Ken Holloway Genetics On Ice auction will be held in conjunction with the Membership Banquet and National Limousin Sale at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 2. The Genetics On Ice auction benefits the North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) and the Limi Boosters. For more information, contact Kiley McKinna at 402-350-3447 or Mallory Blunier at 309-361-3007.

2023 Genetics on Ice Benefit Auction Catalog will be posted soon!

Annual Meeting
The annual membership meeting of the North American Limousin Foundation will take place the 2023 Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, January 2 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Will Rogers World Airport. 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.

Click here to view and print the 2022 State of the Breed report.

Host Hotel Information

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Will Rogers World Airport will serve as the host hotel for the 2023 Cattlemen’s Congress and Annual Limousin Convention. To reserve your room, call 405-682-6000. If you reserve your room online, ensure you have the correct hotel by checking the information provided below.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Will Rogers World Airport
1815 S Meridian Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73108

Click here to reserve your room(s).

Board of Directors’ Election

The candidates for the 2023 NALF board of directors’ election have been set. The NALF nominating committee has slated one candidate.

Meet the 2023 NALF Board of Director Candidates

The North American Limousin Foundation nominating committee has selected the candidate for the 2022 board of directors’ election. The nominating committee had no others express any interest in serving by the July 15 deadline. As a result, the one slated by the nominating committee will run uncontested this year on the ballot. The nominating committee also recommended to re-up Ronn Cunningham, Jerry Wulf, Troy Gulotta, and Kevin Ochsner for a second term. All have accepted.

George Hubbard, Oklahoma
Mark Haden, Missouri

The following is a brief biography submitted by the candidates.

George Hubbard, Miami, Oklahoma

George Hubbard is from Miami, Oklahoma. He currently manages Stonehill Land and Cattle, a 500 head cow-calf and 1,000 head stocker operation in Miami. They use Lim-Flex and Angus bulls on their Angus based cows and raise their own replacement females. They background their weaned calves then market them through different avenues. He and his family also own a small herd of Limousin cattle and a background stocker operation.

George graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1992 and was a member of the 1991 National Champion Livestock Judging Team. George served as the director of junior activities for the North American Limousin Foundation for seven years. He was then hired by Magness Land and Cattle of Colorado where he ran their fall calving cowherd in Miami for 18 years.

He is a past president of the Oklahoma Limousin Breeders Association (OLBA) and currently serves on the OLBA Board of Directors. He and his family are past recipients of the OLBA Family of the Year and Stonehill Land and Cattle was a past recipient of the OLBA Commercial Producer of the Year.

George and his wife, Suzanne, have three children, Grant, Shelby, and Carter. All three have competitively shown cattle and been active with the North American Limousin Junior Association.

Mark Haden, Rogersville, Missouri 

Mark and his sons operate Buck Ridge Cattle Company together as a family partnership in Southern Missouri on over 2,000 acres of fescue dominant pasture and hay ground. The Buck Ridge headquarters are in Wright County. Mark and his wife, Marta, I have three grown children – Whitney (Nathan), Nick, and Logan (Jenna). The Haden family has continued to grow over the years with now six grandchildren – Matthew, Bailey, Harper, Lincoln, Levi, and Lukas.

The Buck Ridge Cattle Company operation started with very humble beginnings and has been in a constant state of growth over the last 20 years. Initially, Mark bought nine cows to give his sons some chores and responsibilities. Those nine commercial cows have turned into a life’s passion to produce high quality cattle that go on to serve their customers well.

They currently breed over 300 females annually using artificial insemination or embryo transplants. Sires are individually selected for each female to give them the best calf crop possible every year. The Haden’s breeding philosophies have continued to evolve over the years, but they have always stayed disciplined in their approach and expectation that each cow must earn the right to stay in the Buck Ridge Cattle Company herd by breeding back on time, raising a quality calf, and being problem free.

Mark’s passion for the Limousin and Lim-Flex breed has never diminished. “God has blessed my family and I with the land, cattle, and passion that make up Buck Ridge and we are very excited about future possibilities,” states Mark.

Limousin Today - Profit Tomorrow.