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 2024 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.

2024 NALF Annual Convention and Cattlemen’s Congress Limousin Activities • December 28 – January 3 • Oklahoma City, Okla.

2024 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 2024 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 1, 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.

2024 National Limousin Sale Catalog

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 1. 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.

2024 Genetics on Ice Benefit Auction Catalog

Annual Meeting
The annual membership meeting of the North American Limousin Foundation will take place at the 2024 Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, January 1 at the the Cattlemen’s Bar at Cattlemen’s Congress. 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 2023 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 2024 NALF board of directors’ election have been set. The NALF nominating committee has slated three candidates; Dr. Matt Spangler, NE, Trent Coleman, MT, and Brian Duplaga, OH. 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 Rob Brawner, NE., and Joey Freund, CO. for a second term. All have accepted.

Dr. Matt Spangler, Nebraska
Trent Coleman, Montana
Brian Duplaga, Ohio

Meet the 2024 NALF Board of Director Candidates

The following is a brief biography submitted by the candidates.

Matt Spangler, Nebraska

Matt Spangler grew up on a diversified crop and livestock farm in Kansas. He received degrees from Kansas State University (BS; 2001), Iowa State University (MS; 2003), and the University of Georgia (PhD; 2006) and is currently a Professor of Animal Genetics and Extension Beef Genetics Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research work focuses on quantitative genetics and genomics in livestock. As part of this effort, he works closely with livestock industries, in particular beef and swine, to implement improved genetic selection tools and methods.

Trent Coleman, Montana

Trent Coleman is from Charlo, Montana. He owns and operates Coleman Limousin Ranch. Coleman Limousin Ranch is one of the founding members of the North American Limousin Foundation. Trent’s parents, Larry & Anita Coleman, started breeding Limousin cattle in 1970. In April 2023, Coleman’s held their 45th Annual Bull Sale. In the fall, they also hold a biannual female sale featuring donor cows, bred heifers and embryos. Coleman Limousin Ranch currently runs 350 cows with an extensive AI and embryo program.
 
Trent has traveled through the country for many years, delivering sale bulls and doing herd visits. Getting to know his customers and what they need is an important part of their program. Trent has enjoyed the challenge of continuing to make Limousin and Lim-Flex cattle better.
 
Trent has served three terms on the Flathead Irrigation District board. He also served on the Montana State University planning board for the construction of the Animal Bioscience Center.
 
Trent and his wife, Melissa, have three children: Darcy, Avery & Darren. All three kids enjoy showing cattle, ranch work and sports.

Brian Duplaga, Ohio

Brian Duplaga is from Grafton, Ohio. He currently owns and operates Duplaga Limousin Farms, a first-generation farm. He runs a 150-head purebred Limousin cow-calf, freezer beef operation, and row crop farming. Over the last 22 years, the operation has continued to grow to be successful for the next generation. Brian and his wife, Kathy, have two grown children, Jessica (Bryan) and Amanda (Zach) and one grandchild, Jamie. Both of their daughters have shown Limousin cattle from elementary to now as adults.
 
Duplaga Limousin Farms started out by purchasing a cow-calf pair to be shown as county fair projects for his daughters. A couple of head of cattle has become a full-time operation and a lifetime passion to produce high-quality cattle.
 
He currently breeds over 100 females, mainly using his herd bulls with the use of some artificial insemination and embryo transplants. Genetics are critical to his operation to ensure quality breeding stock and superior marbling for their freezer beef customers. He takes pride in selling excellent breeding stock to farms that want to continue building their Limousin herd or to families just getting started in the cattle industry as Brian once did.
 
Brian looks forward to continuing to grow his operation and future opportunities within the cattle industry.

 

Limousin Today - Profit Tomorrow.