2016 International Year Code is D


The North American Limousin Foundation office will be closed select days over the upcoming holiday season. Please take note that the office will be closed Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 for Christmas. As well, the office will be closed Monday, January 2 for New Year’s. The office will be open for regular hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. MST December 27-30, and then again on Tuesday, January 3.

On Monday, January 9, 2017 staff will not be in the NALF office as they will all be at the National Western Stock Show for the NALF annual membership meeting and Limousin activities that day.


The February issue of LIMOUSIN TODAY is one of the three tabloid publications that is sent to 40,000 cow-calf producers and buyers of Limousin and Lim-Flex genetics. This is the Bull Buyer's Edition focused on the spring bull sale season.

The advertising deadline for the February issue is December 28. Space reservations and ad copy should be submitted by the 28th. Camera ready ads are due January 9.

Contact any of these LIMOUSIN TODAY representatives today to discuss your options and place your ad:

Andy Rest:  406-670-5678
Frank Padilla:  308-350-3323
Jennifer Scharpe:  303-220-1693, ext. 54

Advertisers in Texas, states east of the Mississippi, and eastern Canada should contact Frank Padilla.

Mailed in registrations and transfers:
2 week turnaround


The North American Limousin Foundation welcomes Corey Wilkins, Cullman, Ala., as the regional manager for the territory of the eastern United States and Canada. Wilkins will play a significant role in assisting NALF members and commercial producers in identifying herd goals, learning new programs and services, and growing their businesses.

As a regional manager, Wilkins will represent the Limousin breed at various cattle events, sales, shows and other activities throughout the region. Breeders are encouraged to use him as a resource on NALF programs and services or for help locating Limousin and Lim-Flex® seedstock. He can also advise producers on marketing opportunities available through NALF, including advertising in LIMOUSIN TODAY™ and NALF digital platforms.

Read complete press release.

DNA Turnaround: 3 weeks


 With the holiday season the next two weeks, delays in DNA processing are possible as the lab, mail providers, and NALF office all close down for various days. This is also a busy time for both NALF and the lab. Please be patient as both the NALF staff and lab work to process your results in a timely manner.

When submitting DNA samples on hair and blood cards, make sure those cards contain a barcode. NALF will not accept DNA submitted on cards that do not contain a bar code. It has come to our attention that AGI is no longer including barcodes on their hair and blood cards. NALF will not accept these as a barcode is REQUIRED. All samples submitted on hair or blood cards must contain a barcode. Members may request barcoded supplies through the DNA screen on their Member Site or by contacting the NALF office.


Final MOE point totals will be posted on the 
MOE show standings page at NALF.org after the NWSS Membership Banquet. For any questions, contact Katie Campbell, director of activities, at 303-220-1693.


Purchase Banquet Tickets
Members are encouraged to purchase your tickets for the Membership Banquet and Genetics on Ice Auction, which will be held Monday, January 9 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. To purchase tickets, contact Alison Jones at the NALF office (303-220-1693 or Alison@NALF.org). Tickets must be purchased by noon on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Genetics on Ice
The annual Genetics On Ice auction will be held in conjunction with the membership banquet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 9 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver. 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.

2017 National Limousin Sale
The National Limousin Sale is breeders’ opportunity to market the best of the best of Limousin and Lim-Flex® genetics. The 2017 National Limousin Sale will be a video sale and will be held January 10, beginning with a social hour at 4:00 p.m., followed by the sale at 5:00. Contact American Cattle Services, MC Marketing Management, or R&R Marketing for more information.

Annual Meeting
The annual membership meeting of the North American Limousin Foundation will take place on January 9, 2017 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.

Host Hotel Information
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver will serve as the host hotel for the 2017 NWSS and Annual Limousin Convention. Rates in the NALF block are $111/night. To reserve your room, call (303) 321-3333. If you reserve your room online, ensure you have the correct hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver, 3203 Quebec St, Denver, CO 80207, (303) 321-3333

2017 National Western Stock Show and Limousin Activities
Schedule of Events

Hill Cattle Arrival/Release:
Begin Arrival: Tuesday January 3, 8:00 a.m.
In Place: Friday January 6, 4:00 p.m.
Begin Release: Wednesday January 11, 3:00 p.m.
All Out: Wednesday January 11, 9:00 p.m.

Yard Cattle Arrival/Release:
Begin Arrival: Tuesday January 3, 8:00 a.m.
In Place: Friday January 6, 4:00 p.m.
Begin Release: Thursday January 12, 5:00 p.m.
All Out: Friday January 13, 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 7
9:00 a.m.    Hill Cattle Check-In
2:00 p.m.    Yard Cattle Check-In
7:00 p.m.    Show Committee Meeting - DoubleTree

Sunday, January 8
7:00 a.m.    NALF Board of Directors Meeting - DoubleTree
5:00 p.m.    Yard Exhibitor Meeting - NWSS Yards

Monday, January 9
7:30 a.m.    Annual Meeting - NWSS National Western Club
6:00 p.m.    Membership Banquet and Genetics on Ice Auction - DoubleTree

Tuesday, January 10
9:00 a.m.    Junior Limousin and Lim-Flex® Shows - NWSS Stadium Arena
4:00 p.m.    Social Hour for National Limousin Sale - NWSS Beef Palace Auction Arena
5:00 p.m.    National Limousin Sale - NWSS Beef Palance Auction Arena

Wednesday, January 11
8:00 a.m.    MOE Limousin Show - NWSS Stadium Arena
3:00 p.m.    Begin Hill Release
9:00 p.m.    All Hill Cattle out of Barn

Thursday, January 12
9:00 a.m.    Limousin & Lim-Flex Pen and Carload - NWSS Yards LCAA
12:00 p.m.  Hamburger Fry - NWSS Yards LCAA, sponsored by Magness Land & Cattle and Wulf Cattle
5:00 p.m.    Begin Yard Release

December 21, 2016

December 23 - NALF Office Closed

December 24 - Christmas Eve

December 25 - Christmas Day

December 26 - NALF Office Closed

December 28 - LIMOUSIN TODAY Ads Due: February (Tabloid) Bull Buyer’s Edition

December 28 - LIMOUSIN TODAY Editorial Due: February

December 31 - New Year’s Eve

January 1 - New Year’s Day

January 2 - New Year’s Day Observed/NALF Office Closed

January 8 - Magness Land & Cattle Mile High Elite Sale, Denver, CO

January 9 - NALF Annual Membership Meeting at NWSS, Denver, CO/No Staff in NALF Office

January 9 - LIMOUSIN TODAY Camera Ready Ads Due: February

January 10 - NWSS Junior Limousin Show, Denver, CO

January 10 - National Limousin Sale, Denver, CO

January 11 - NWSS National Limousin MOE Show, Denver, CO

January 12 - Tubmill Creek Steel Foundations Bull Sale, MC Marketing

January 12 - NWSS Limousin & Lim-Flex Pen and Carload Show, Denver, CO



View all sale reports at NALF.org. Email sale report information and photos to Limousin Media.


View all show results at NALF.org. Email show report information and photos to Limousin Media.

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