2016 International Year Code is D
VERY LAST CALL FOR POWER APPLICATIONS

POWER Conference applications are due todayJune 15th.

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

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.

NJLSC ROOMS AVAILABLE

There have been a few last minute cancellations and there are currently a couple rooms available in the headquarters hotel in Lexington, Ky., for the 2016 NJLSC. If you would like to reserve a room under the Limousin block, please call (888) 390-4918 and ask to speak to Bree, Clarion Hotel of Lexington reservation specialist.

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. 

LIMI-BOOSTER BEEF COOK-OFF

NJLSC is just around the corner and we are making preparations for the always competitive and fun Limi-Booster Beef Cook-Off. We have entires from Texas, Illinois, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kentucky. 

If you have a cook-off team and haven't entered yet, please contact Donna Stowers at 940-577-1514.

OBITUARY, DALE F. RUNNION

Dale F. Runnion, editor and publisher of purebred cattle magazines and noted breed promoter, died on June 11, 2016 in Longmont, Colorado at the age of 98. His death was announced by June Runnion, his wife of 48 years and partner in his publishing and business ventures. Read the complete obituary here.

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.

AT THE BACKDROP

The following show results were submitted to Limousin World and will be published in an upcoming issue. For more immediate show coverage, the results have also been posted in the LATEST NEWS section at NALF.org. Use the links below to view the results. If you wish to receive coverage of your show, please submit the show results to Jennifer Scharpe at LimousinMedia@gmail.com.

 

June 15, 2016
Sales & Events

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

August 2 - Magness Land & Cattle Summer Classic Online Female Sale, MC Marketing

August 12 - The Cattle Call Limousin Sale, Bragg Creek, AB
North American Limousin Foundation, 6 Inverness Court East, Suite 260, Englewood, CO 80112
303-220-1693
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