The Texas Limousin Association (TLA) will host the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress (NJLSC) at the Tri-State Expo Complex and the Ambassador Hotel in Amarillo, July 11–17. The weeklong, family-oriented event will include membership meetings, social activities, cattle shows, showmanship competitions and a variety of satellite educational events. It all helps North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) members have fun while learning about the beef industry, public speaking, marketing and leadership.
Matt McClintock of Fort McKavett, Texas, will evaluate the owned females. Steve Kennedy of Muleshoe, Texas, will judge the steer, bred-and-owned and Lim-Flex® shows. The NALJA Board of Directors will approve the showmanship judges at its April meeting.
More than 200 exhibitors and their families (800 to 1,000 people total) will bring about 500 head of cattle to the event. The concluding awards banquet will recognize participants’ achievements through NALJA and spotlight the association’s purpose – to develop knowledgeable, motivated beef industry leaders while promoting the Limousin breed through fellowship, leadership and education.
Entry fees for this year’s NJLSC are $30 per animal entered by May 15. Late-entry fees will be $60 per animal entered after May 15. The NJLSC will not accept entries after June 10. Contact the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) at (303) 220-1693 for more information and entry forms.
The All-American Limousin Futurity (AALF) also will take place at the complex July 17. This year’s event will include purebred, Lim-Flex and fullblood shows. Joel Cowley of Houston, Texas, will be the judge. The AALF open show is one of NALF’s four major Medal of Excellence (MOE) shows. To request information about and entry forms for the AALF shows, contact American Cattle Services (ACS) at (580) 597-3006.
The North American Limousin Foundation (www.nalf.org), headquartered in Centennial, Colo., provides programs and services – including genetic evaluation of 5,000 active sires – to more than 4,000 members and their commercial customers. The Limousin breed and its
Lim-Flex® hybrid lead the beef industry in muscle-growth efficiency and ideally complement British breeds.
A complete, tentative schedule for the 2009 NJLSC follows.
2009 National Junior Limousin Show & Congress Tentative schedule
All activities are at the Tri-State Expo Complex unless otherwise noted.
Saturday, July 11
Cattle may arrive
4 p.m. North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) Board of Directors interviews, Ambassador Hotel
Sunday, July 12
Sunday, July 12
7 a.m. NALJA Board meeting, Ambassador Hotel
8:30 a.m. Church service
9 a.m. Cattle check-in
4 p.m. State officers and advisors meeting
6 p.m. Tenderfoot social, location to be determined
Monday, July 13
11 a.m. Limousin Beef Cook-Off
1:30 p.m. Team fitting contest
3 p.m. NALJA Annual Membership Meeting
6 p.m. Opening ceremonies
Tuesday, July 14
8 a.m. Steer, bred-and-owned and Lim-Flex® shows
2 p.m. Sales-talk contest
Wednesday, July 15
8 a.m. Owned-female show, with junior and intermediate showmanship contests to follow
Thursday, July 16
8 a.m. Senior showmanship contest
10:30 a.m. Judging contest
2 p.m. Quiz bowl
Friday, July 17
8 a.m. All-American Limousin Futurity
2 p.m. NALJA presidential election, with NALJA Board meeting to follow
7 p.m. NALJA awards banquet, Civic Center Grand Plaza, with dance to follow, Ambassador Hotel