Cattle Industry Annual Convention & Trade Show
The Cattle Industry Annual Convention is the oldest and largest convention for the cattle business. The 2014 convention will be the 116th annual convention. The convention and trade show create a unique, fun environment for cattle industry members to come together to network, create policies for the industry and have some fun. If you’re in the cattle business, you need to be in Nashville, Tennessee, February 4-7. NALF will have a large booth at the tradeshow and there are advertising spots available in the NALF booth. If you are interested, contact Joe Epperly in the NALF office for more details.
We Need Your Zoetis Receipts
For us to meet our goal and for our incentive program to be successful, it needs to be a group effort from the membership, NALF staff and Zoetis Animal Health. If we all work together this will be a great benefit for not only NALF, but the entire membership. If you have not sent us your receipts, do this now.
For more information about the Zoetis Animal Health incentive program, contact Kaye Weaber in the NALF office.
For a full list of Zoetis Animal Health products visit the NALF website (www.nalf.org).
Fax, e-mail or mail in copies of your Zoetis Animal Health receipts to:
Attn: Kaye Weaber
Mail: 6 Inverness Court East, Suite 260
Englewood, CO 80112-5595
Let NALF Help Promote Your Upcoming Sale or Event
Did you know NALF can assist in promoting upcoming sales and events? NALF offers electronic marketing opportunities via the NALF website, e-Blasts or banner advertisements. Contact Kaye Weaber or Joe Epperly in the NALF office to discuss these opportunities.
Make Plans to Attend the Annual Meeting
The 2014 Annual Meeting of the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) will take place at the Renaissance Denver Hotel, 3801 Quebec St., Denver, Colorado, Monday, January 13, 2014, at 7:30 a.m. MST. The agenda will include the following:
Welcome introductions and Foundation overview
Nominating Committee report and
Reports from the treasurer and secretary
Recognition of NALF committees and
NALF To Elect New Board Members at Annual Meeting
The nominating committee has selected Gary Gates, Montana.; Joey Freund, Colorado; Gary Fuchs, Texas; Warren Symens, South Dakota (2nd term); and Bob Mitchell, Wisconsin (2nd term) as candidates for the NALF Board of Directors. The board also seeks approval for Chris Milam, Kentucky, to finish out the final year of a vacant three year term. Candidates biographies can be found in the December issue of Limousin World.
Don’t Miss the Membership Banquet
The 2014 NALF Annual Membership Banquet will be Monday, January 13, at 6 p.m., and will recognize the 2013 Medal of Excellence (MOE) and commercial award winners. Call the NALF office by January 6 to reserve your tickets for $40 each.
Also at the banquet, you will have the opportunity to support the North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) and the All-American Limousin Futurity (AALF) at the “Genetics On Ice” benefit auction. For more information, contact Ken Holloway, 580/597-2419 or Kaye Weaber at the NALF office.
Minerich Donates Corner Post Pick
Minerich Land & Cattle Co. of Richmond, Kentucky, is donating the centerpiece of the 8th Annual Corner Post Genetic Package which sells at the National Western Stock Show during the National Limousin Sale January 14 at 6 p.m.
This donation is a unique opportunity to purchase the pick of the 2013 natural-born heifer calves with the selection occurring in the spring of 2014. She comes with six months of free insurance donated by Grassroots Insurance and American Livestock Insurance. Agri-Exposure of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, has donated the first 500 miles of trucking.
All proceeds from the package will benefit the Corner Post Fund, which facilitates activities and scholarships for Limousin junior participants. The 2014 Corner Post is particularly important as the North American Limousin Junior Association will be having its first ever summer leadership conference in 2014.
For information about contributing to the Corner Post Fund, contact Bret Begert at 806/375-2308 or Kaye Weaber in the NALF office.
Web Banner Ads Available
Several buyers have purchased the rights to the main banner spots on Nalf.org, however from time-to-time spots are available on a monthly basis. If you are interested in promoting your program or product on the NALF website, contact Kaye Weaber or Joe Epperly at the NALF office.
Joins Us For Bulls and Burgers
Join us in the National Western Yards for Bulls and Burgers Monday, January 13, following the Annual Membership Meeting. This will be a great opportunity for attendees to view the high- quality Limousin and Lim-Flex bulls on display in the Yards and visit with fellow breeders. Meyers Natural Beef burgers will be served at noon.
Spotlight Your Herd
NALF has launched a revamped version of the commercial publication, Bottom Line. The quarterly publication is distributed in December, March, June and September. The distribution list has grown to include more than 25,000 Limousin customers, commercial producers and potential customers. This publication is a joint effort between Limousin World and NALF.
Promote your enterprise in Bottom Line by placing a Breeder Spotlight advertisement in the publication. For $500 per year (four issues), you can reach out to commercial cattle producers nationwide. Contact Kaye Weaber in the NALF office to reserve your space.
Inventory Forms Are Free
Cow-inventory birth-report forms are available free of charge from the NALF office. The preprinted sheets include information about all active cows in a member’s herd inventory. To request your forms call the NALF office.
The NALF Staff is Here For You
If you have an upcoming state or regional event and would like a NALF representative present, please contact the NALF office. The spring sale season is coming up, so make sure your event is on the NALF schedule.
2014 National Western Stock Show
Schedule of Events
Saturday, January 11
9 a.m. Hill Cattle Check-In
Sunday, January 12
7 a.m. NALF Board Meeting
12:30 p.m. Yard Cattle Check-In
5 p.m. Yard Exhibitor Meeting
6 p.m. NALF Membership Social
Monday, January 13
7:30 a.m. Annual Meeting
8 a.m. Limi-Boosters Breakfast
Noon Bulls & Burgers in the Yards
6 p.m. Membership Banquet &
Genetics on Ice Auction
Tuesday, January 14
8 a.m. Junior Limousin and
3 p.m. Limousin Sale Cattle Parade
6 p.m. National Limousin Sale
Wednesday, January 15
8 a.m. MOE Limousin and
3 p.m. Begin Hill Release
9 p.m. All Hill Cattle out of Barn
Thursday, January 16
8 a.m. Limousin and Lim-Flex Pen
Noon Hamburger Fry
5 p.m. Begin Yard Release