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.
NALF recommends the following suggested sale terms and conditions for the marketing of Limousin and Lim-Flex cattle.
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 $7 per head on each age category along with the LIMS program increasing $5 per head (from $15 to $20). Transfer fees increased $2.00 and $3.00 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 National Western Stock Show. Nominations are due December 1. Nomination forms may be downloaded below or requested from the NALF office.
The annual convention for the North American Limousin Foundation is held during the Limousin activities of the National Western Stock Show. 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 NWSS.
2020 NALF Annual Convention and NWSS Limousin Activities • January 10-15 • Denver, Colo.
Members are encouraged to purchase your tickets for the Membership Banquet and Genetics on Ice Auction, which will beheld Monday, January 13 at 6:00 p.m., at the DoubleTree Hotel. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow breeders, contribute to the junior activities fund, and recognize recipients of the coveted year-end awards.
Tickets are $50.00 and may be purchased by contacting Alison Jones at the NALF office (303- 220-1693 or Alison@NALF.org). Tickets must be purchased by Monday, January 6, 2020.
The National Limousin Sale is breeders’ opportunity to market the best of the best of Limousin and Lim-Flex® genetics. The 2020 National Limousin Sale will be a video sale and will be held January 12, beginning with a social hour at 4:00 p.m., followed by the sale at 5:00 p.m. Contact American Cattle Services, MC Marketing Management, R&R Marketing, or Grassroots Genetics for more information.
The annual Genetics On Ice auction will be held in conjunction with the membership banquet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 13. The Genetics On Ice auction benefits the North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA), the All-American Limousin Futurity (AALF), and the Limi Boosters. For more information, contact Ken Holloway at 580-597-2419 or Katie Campbell at 303-220-1693.
The annual membership meeting of the North American Limousin Foundation will take place at 7:30 a.m. at the National Western Club at the NWSS grounds (second floor of the Hall of Education, above the cattle stalls). 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.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver will serve as the host hotel for the 2020 NWSS and Annual Limousin Convention. Rates in the NALF block are $122/night. To reserve your room, call (303) 321-3333. If you reserve your room online, ensure you have the correct hotel by checking the information provided below.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver, 3203 Quebec St, Denver, CO 80207, (303) 321-3333
Board of Directors’ Election
The candidates for the 2020 NALF board of directors’ election have been set. The NALF nominating committee has slated four candidates.
Meet the 2020 NALF Board of Director Candidates
The North American Limousin Foundation nominating committee has selected the candidates for the 2020 board of directors’ election. The nominating committee had no others express any interest in serving by the August 15 deadline. As a result, the three slated by the nominating committee will run uncontested this year on the ballot. The nominating committee also recommended to re-up Dan Hunt and Joe Moore for a second term. All have accepted.
Jay Wilder, Snook, Texas
Jay Wilder is a 1993 graduate of Texas A&M University, getting his bachelor’s degree in animal science. Jay and his wife, Molly reside on their family farm near Snook, Texas. They have twin boys, Jayce and Spencer who are 23 years old.
The Wilder family farm was started in 1912 and Jay is the 4th generation. Cotton and cattle have been the main stays for the operation. The cattle side started as a stocker operation but has been transitioned to a cow/calf herd. Jay and his dad run about 450 commercial cows and Jay, Molly, Jayce, and Spencer run about 75 registered Limousin cows.
In 2004, Jay graduated from TALL VIII. TALL (Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Program) is an intensive program that spans over two years. While in TALL, he learned that you must be willing to tell your own story. Do not rely on others to do so. Jay took this to heart and began to serve on boards that dealt with farming and ranching issues.
Some of the boards that Jay currently serves on are as follows:
* President Brazos County Farm Bureau
* Chairman Burleson County FSA Committee
* President Texas Grain Sorghum Association
* Director Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District
Jay has also served as the President of the Texas Limousin Association, Director of Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce and as a Texas Farm Bureau Young Farmer/Rancher.
“It is an honor to be nominated by my fellow peers to serve on the NALF board. I will do my best to represent all aspects of the Limousin cattle industry while serving if elected,” states Jay.
Bart Mitchell, Wauzeka, Wisc.
Bart Mitchell owns and operates Spring Creeks Cattle Company with this dad, Robert, and two brothers, Matt and Scott. Spring Creeks Cattle Company was established in the 1990s in Southwest Wisconsin. The farm consists of 800-1000 acres of corn and beans and 500-600 acres of hay.
Bart manages the cow herd of Limousin, Angus and Lim-Flex cattle. He exhibits and sells bulls at North Western Stock Show, Black Hills Stock Show and other shows and sales. Bart started a female production Angus sale in the fall and an annual bull sale in the winter.
Bart’s dad was a 10 year North American Limousin Foundation board member. Bart serves on the Wisconsin State Angus Board, the Limousin Association of Wisconsin and the Heartland Limousin Board.
Bart, his wife Amy, and children, Lily, Brooke, Violet and Reid enjoy showing cattle at the local, regional and national level.
Austin Hager, Karlsruhe, N.D.
Hager Cattle Company (HCC) is a fourth-generation farming and ranching operation. Their crops and cattle, both registered and commercial, pay the bills for the Hager family. Austin, along with his wife Leah, and their four children Bailee, Pitch, Tripp and Remmi all have active roles and work together at the ranch.
HCC runs more than 750 cows with half of the cattle producing registered seedstock and the remainder commercial cattle. They also background feeder cattle at the home ranch and sell approximately 400 feeder cattle on an annual basis.
The North Dakota winters are long and hard, which mean the cattle on this operation have to be built tough to thrive in the environment. HCC has worked diligently to breed more rib shape, capacity and fleshing ability into their Limousin cattle. At the same time, they work hard to increase performance levels, while holding birth weights modest and keeping maternal traits high. Hager Cattle Company heavily utilizes genomic testing and is a strong supporter of single-step EPD utilization with the switch to the IGS BOLT National Cattle Evaluations.
The commitment to bring positive results to the membership of NALF serves as the goal for Hager’s third term as a NALF Board of Director. “The Limousin breed is positioned to take advantage of the rebuilding of the nation’s cow herd. New programs have been initiated that give breeders and commercial users of Limousin tools to build genetics and market product in this competitive business,” says Hager.
Austin is a member of the North American Limousin Foundation, North Dakota Limousin Association, North Dakota Farm Bureau, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
All candidates (nominated or member-at-large) will have their biographies published in the January issue of Limousin365 and will be placed on the official ballot. The election will be held during the NALF annual membership meeting on Monday, January 13, in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show. The meeting begins at 7:30 a.m. and will be held in the National Western Club on the NWSS grounds. If you are not able to attend the annual meeting (during the NWSS), you may request an official ballot from the NALF office prior to December 1, 2019. You must submit a letter to the NALF office requesting an absentee ballot. A form letter is available on the NALF website to place the request. The office will not accept requests after that date. Once members complete and sign their absentee ballots, they should return them to NALF’s official accountant prior to December 31, 2019.