2016 International Year Code is D


The Level 1 Medal of Excellence Limousin show at the North American International Livestock Exposition is today, November 16. The approximate start time is 4:00 p.m. EST. Cody Sankey, Economy, Ind., will sort the Limousin cattle. 

Coverage of NAILE is streamed live so livestock fans can watch the show from their computers, phones, tablets, or other devices. Visit the Livestreaming page at LivestockExpo.org to watch the show from Freedom Hall.



If you have not yet ordered your new Limousin soft shell show vest, this is your last call The new vests are a black soft shell with the Limousin logo on the chest. You may order using this form.

Show vests must be ordered by December 1 to guarantee delivery by NWSS. These vests must be worn by exhibitors in the showring during the NWSS MOE Limousin show.


The January issue of LIMOUSIN TODAY will be on hand at the National Western Stock Show. Take advantage of this opportunity to reach potential new customers just in time for spring sale season. There will also be a special section for ads promoting National Limousin Sale consignments.

The advertising deadline for the January issue is December 1.

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.

Also, please note the deadline for advertising space reservations and copy for the February (tabloid) Bull Buyer's Edition is December 28.



The junior Limousin show at the North American International Livestock Exposition was held Saturday, November 12 in Louisville, Ky. Judge Jeff Bedwell, Isabella, Okla., sorted the junior Limousin entries.

In NAILE tradition, all breed champions in the junior show compete for the title of supreme champion junior heifer. This year, the grand champion Limousin female, exhibited by Madison Ratliff, Westphalia, Kan, was named junior show supreme champion breeding female. The heifer, Riverstone Charmed, is a January 31, 2015 born, purebred female, sired by TMCK Durham Wheat 6030X.

The reserve champion Limousin female was ETGC Candy Apple, shown by Abigail Tipton, Greenback, Tenn. She's a November 22, 2015 born, 84 percent female, sired by TASF Aristotle 752A.

The grand champion bred and owned Limousin female was HNRW Meredith, an April 12, 2015 daughter of CLLL Norris 311W, shown by Hannah Williamson, Warsaw, Ohio.

The complete press release is available here. Pictured below is Riverstone Charmed, supreme champion junior heifer.


Do you need registration certificates for an upcoming show, a show validation, or any other purpose? NALF staff is happy to send the registration certificates to you. Please submit your request to the NALF office at least two weeks prior to the event in order to make sure they reach you on time. Requests may be made to Stephanie at steph@NALF.org.

Exhibitors do not need registration certificates for the NWSS junior and open shows.

DNA Turnaround: 3 weeks


Deadline to submit show results is December 1. Current point totals are available on the
MOE show standings page at NALF.org. For any questions, contact Katie Campbell, director of activities, at 303-220-1693.


 With the holiday seasons fast approaching, breeders are reminded to submit DNA testing requests as soon as possible. The holidays can cause delays in DNA processing as the lab, mail providers, and NALF office all close down for various days throughout November and December. This is also a busy time for both NALF and the lab. Submit your DNA tests today and avoid these delays.


Annual Convention
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 the shows and social activities at NWSS.

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

Nominations Sought for NALF Awards
Each year NALF honors a Commercial Producer of the Year, a Commercial Marketing Booster of the Year, and a Limousin Promoter of the Year. These awards are presented at the National Western Stock Show. NALF is currently seeking nominations for this year’s awards. Nominations are due December 7. Nomination forms may be found under the Member Center of the Management tab at NALF.org or may be requested from the NALF office at 303-220-1693 or Limousin@NALF.org.

2017 National Limousin Sale
The 2017 National Limousin Sale will be a video sale. Sale cattle do not have to be present in Denver, however all lots should be photographed and videoed. Nominations and pictures are due by November 15 for cataloging. Videos must be completed by December 20.

Please contact a member of the national sale management team for more information or download the Entry Form here.

The National Limousin Sale will be held January 10, beginning with a social hour at 4:00 p.m., followed by the sale at 5:00.

Election Process Continues
The North American Limousin Foundation nominating committee has selected the candidates for the 2017 board of directors’ election. The election will be held at the annual meeting on January 9, 2017 in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show. Here are the candidates named by the nominating committee:

  • Gary Gates, Montana (second term)
  • Dan Hunt, Nebraska (first term)
  • Joey Freund, Colorado (second term)
  • Gary Fuchs, Texas (second term)
  • Gene Raymond, Kansas (first term)

2017 National Western Stock Show and Limousin Activities
Tentative 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

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

Monday, January 9
7:30 a.m.    Annual Meeting
6:00 p.m.    Membership Banquet and Genetics on Ice Auction

Tuesday, January 10
9:00 a.m.    Junior Limousin and Lim-Flex® Shows
4:00 p.m.    Social Hour for National Limousin Sale
5:00 p.m.    National Limousin Sale

Wednesday, January 11
8:00 a.m.    MOE Limousin Show
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
12:00 p.m.  Hamburger Fry
5:00 p.m.    Begin Yard Release

November 16, 2016

November 16 - NAILE Limousin MOE Show, Louisville, KY

November 17 - Diamond Hill Cattle Company Online Female Sale, MC Marketing

November 21 - Gatles Limousin Bred Female Online Sale, RRMarketplace.com

November 22 - Wulf Cattle Online Female Sale, DVAuction.com

November 26 - Bosch Farms Private Treaty Sale, Indianola, IA

November 28 - Stowers Limousin Online Heifer Sale, RRMarketplace.com

December 1 - Fosdick Cattle’s “The Winner’s Circle” Online Sale, MC Marketing

December 1 - LIMOUSIN TODAY Ads Due: January (Glossy) Genomics & Performance

December 1 - LIMS Spring Calving Enrollment Open

December 2 - Riverstone Cattle Company “Forged in Fire” All Breeds Heifer Calf Sale, Olds, Alberta

December 3 - Oklahoma Select Bull Sale, Atoka, OK


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

Oct. 30 - P Bar S "Proof of Progress Sale

Nov. 3 - Red Revival II Online Sale

Nov. 5 - JP's Lee Hill Farms, T&J Cattle Company & MC Livestock Bull & Female Sale

Nov. 5 - Double A Land & Cattle Swing Time Sale

Nov. 7 - Schott Limousin Ranch Final Roundup Female Sale

Nov. 12 - Brown Land & Cattle Diamond Gems Production Sale

Nov. 13 - Linhart Limousin Fall Harvest Production Sale


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

Nov. 12 - NAILE Junior Limousin Show
North American Limousin Foundation, 6 Inverness Court East, Suite 260, Englewood, CO 80112
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