2016 International Year Code is D
LAST CALL FOR HERD REFERENCE ISSUE!
This is the last call for ads for the 2016 Limousin World Herd Reference Issue and Blue Book. Please contact Limousin World staff immediately to make sure your program is represented in this all-important issue. Remember the only way to have your name printed in the only national printed directory of Limousin breeders (Blue Book) is to advertise in the June-July Herd Reference Issue.    
Contact Frank, Andy, Jennifer or Kindra today!
SHOW ENTRY, NALJA AND POWER APPLICATION DEADLINES
The late deadline for show entries is today, June 1st.

NALJA board applications have been extended to June 10th.

POWER Conference applications are due June 15th.

If you have any questions, contact
Katie Campbell, director of activites, at 303-220-1693, ext. 43.
ANIMAL REGISTRATION FOR SHOWS

Animals must be registered in order to show. We do not issue pending registration numbers or certificates. Please keep in mind that DNA takes 2-3 weeks to complete and the lab does not offer any rush service. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED

President Begert has slated the nominating committee for new board candidates in 2017. Ex-Officio, Chad Settje, will chair the committee. The remainder of the committee members consist of Mat Lewis, Warren Symens, Bob Mitchell, Gordon Schuppe, Ronn Cunningham and Roger Vorthmann. Interested parties have until August 15th to contact a member of the nominating committee to express their interest in running for an open position on the NALF board of directors.

DNA REMINDER FOR AI SIRES, DONOR DAMS, GENETIC DEFECTS

As a reminder, please see below for rules changes enacted January 2015 regarding AI sires, donor dams and genetic defects.

AI sires and donor dams born during or after 2015 will be required to have a high density (50K or greater) SNP profile. Sires must be parent verified and dams must be sire verified.
 
Since NALF-DigitalBeef is capable of tracking and display of genetic conditions, the rules regarding testing requirements for genetic conditions have been adjusted to a monitoring policy. Testing will be required on AI sires, donor dams and natural service sires if they have the potential to be a carrier of a genetic condition monitored by NALF. Testing of progeny of those animals will only be required if no sample or test result is available on the parent. All animals' carrier status or potential will be available online. Progeny of carriers or potential carriers will be registered and their status displayed on the animal search page. Foundation cows (cows of unknown genetics) or their progeny will continue to be required to be tested for six genetic conditions before progeny can be registered (with the exception of steer progeny).
 
The shift to a monitoring policy will allow membership to breed around these conditions as they see fit while maintaining full transparency of genetic potential and test results for genetic conditions. This policy leaves the testing decision on animals for the individual member while most effectively using membership and association dollars to test the highly influential animals in the populations.

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The next issue of Limousin World to mail is the 2016 Herd Reference Issue and Blue Book. Make sure you receive this most important issue by renewing your Limousin World subscription today!

To renew,
download the subscription form and send the completed form with payment to: Limousin World, 6 Inverness Court East, Suite 260, Englewood, CO 80112-5595. Or use our online order form to easily renew your subscription.

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June 1, 2016
Sales & Events

June 2 - Sugar Bush Cattle Online Embryo Sale, ECattleMarket.com

June 4-5 - Texas Limousin Association Field Day & Heifer Show, Bryan, TX

June 10-11 - Heartland Regional Junior Limousin Show, Springfield, MO

June 10-12 - Eastern Regional Junior Limousin Show, Murfreesboro, TN

June 11 - National Fullblood Limousin Show, Springfield, MO

June 11 - Owen Cattle Co. and Riverside Valley Farm Southeastern Summer Classic Extravaganza Sale, Murfreesboro, TN

June 14 - International Genetic Solutions Cattlemen's Seminar, Manhattan, KS

June 14-17 - Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium & Convention, Manhattan, KS

June 15 - TMCK Durham Wheat Semen Opportunity Sale, ECattleMarket.com

June 16-18 - Western Regional Junior Limousin Show and Western Livestock Exposition, Klamath Falls, OR

July 8-14 - National Junior Limousin Show & Congress and All-American Limousin Futurity, Lexington, KY

July 12 - All American Futurity Sale of Sales, Lexington, KY
North American Limousin Foundation, 6 Inverness Court East, Suite 260, Englewood, CO 80112
303-220-1693
www.NALF.org
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