160 entries parade at All-American Limousin Futurity
The All-American Limousin Futurity was held July 17 in Amarillo, Texas, in conjunction with the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress. The AALF is one of the North American Limousin Foundation's four major Medal of Excellence shows.
Joel Cowley, Houston, Texas, evaluated all of the fullblood, Lim-Flex and purebred entries. He started with four cow-calf pairs then sorted 124 females and 32 bulls.
In the purebred Limousin bull show, CLLL Hahk The Apprentice won the grand-champion banner after winning Division 5. Magness Land and Cattle, Platteville, Colo., and Hayhook Limousin, Lexington, Okla., own the Sept. 23, 2007, son of MNWS Frontier 507R. The reserve grand champion purebred Limousin bull was EXLR Total Dominance 8008, the Division 6 champion. The Feb. 8, 2007, son of Carrousels Pure Power belongs to Riverdale Ranch, West, Miss.
MAGS Unloosen, the winner of Division 2, went on to claim the titles of grand champion Lim-Flex and supreme champion bull. Magness Land and Cattle owns the April 12, 2008, son of GPFF Blaque Rulon out of MAGS Paradise Canyon. MAGS Unparalleled came from Division 1 to stand as reserve grand champion Lim-Flex bull. Magness Land and Cattle owns the Sept. 5, 2008, son of GPFF Blaque Rulon out of MAGS Rockcress.
Grand champion honors in the fullblood Limousin bull show went to CWBL Independence, the Division 3 winner and a Jan. 11, 2008, son of Polled Independence 32E. Cody Beach, Bristow, Okla., owns him. Britt Limousin Ranch, Seminole, Okla., owns the reserve grand champion fullblood Limousin bull. SVL Polled Exclusive 412T, an April 5, 2007, son of EAFF Polled Hummer 530P, first won Division 4.
In the purebred Limousin female show, MAGS Uahuka won grand champion for Magness Land and Cattle. The March 27, 2008, daughter of DHVO Deuce 132R first won Division 3. EF Uptown Girl claimed reserve grand champion purebred Limousin female for Austen Etherton, Dawson, Ill. The Division 4 winner is a Feb. 5, 2008, daughter of EF Main Stay 541M.
In the Lim-Flex female show, JW Summitcrest Erica 4130 won grand champion after topping Division 4. Shane Harrison, Minier, Ill., exhibited the Oct. 14, 2007, daughter of EF Main Stay 541M out of B¬ L¬ R Erica 7086. The reserve grand champion Lim-Flex female was EXLR Rebeca 097U, the Division 3 champion. The March 7, 2008, daughter of Carrousels Pure Power out of EXLR Rebeca 1019P belongs to Ryan Callahan, Edmond, Okla.
CDJL Rio's Lady 824 U, the winner of Division 3, was the grand champion fullblood Limousin female. Silver K Limousin, Foyil, Okla., owns the March 15, 2008, daughter of CCRA Lord Pegasus 957P. The Division 2 champion, AUTO Jacqueline 241U, was reserve grand champion fullblood Limousin female. Lenape Limousin, Telford, Pa., and Pinegar Limousin, Springfield, Mo., own the May 10, 2008, daughter of JWJ Gatsby.
Among the purebred Limousin cow-calf pairs, DL Wonder's Tabitha 300T won the grand-champion banner. Blair Davis, Brownwood, Texas, owns the April 11, 2007, daughter of GPFF Blaque Rulon, which had a March 26 daughter of BR 65R Genesis at her side. The reserve grand champion purebred Limousin pair was Wulfs Treasury 7124T and her April 17 son of KRVN Naskar. The April 11, 2007, daughter of Wulfs Realtor 1503R belongs to Caitlyn Ochsner, Kersey, Colo.
MAGS Tenderhearted and her March 15 son of EF Tune Up 210T claimed the title of grand champion Lim-Flex cow-calf pair. Etherton owns the April 12, 2008, daughter of DHVO Deuce 132R out of Thomas Patricia 1897.
Grand-champion honors in the fullblood Limousin pair show went to Rainy 228L, a Feb. 28, 2001, daughter of RFRR Master Design. Heather Bornheim, Krebs, Okla., owns her.
Express Ranches, Yukon, Okla., claimed the Premier Breeder honors. Magness Land and Cattle was the Premier Exhibitor.
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.