DENVER- (January 2, 2012) - The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) has compiled the statistics for its recently completed fiscal year and released its list of top 20 active breeders. Together, they registered more than 7,000 Limousin and Lim-Flex® calves.
"These top 20 Limousin breeders represent a strong contingent of performance minded breeders throughout the country," said Mark Anderson, executive director for NALF. "I commend the loyalty and commitment of these and all of our members for their dedication to make Limousin the perfect cross for British based cowherds. Combined, they are the lifeblood and reason for our increased breed success."
Research conducted by NALF and Colorado State University (CSU) indicates trustworthy pedigrees, performance data and genetic predictions add about $400 to the value of Limousin and Lim-Flex bulls sold at auction.
The list of top 20 active Limousin breeders follows.
1st Wulf Limousin Farms, Morris, Minn.
2nd Running Creek Ranch, Elizabeth, Colo.
3rd Liberty Ranch, Plainville, Kan.
4th Magness Land and Cattle, Platteville, Colo.
5th May Farms, Lamar, Colo.
6th Coleman Limousin Ranch, Charlo, Mont.
7th Pinegar Limousin, Springfield, Mo.
8th Lonely Valley Limousin, Creston, Neb.
9th Express Limousin Ranch, Yukon, Okla.
10th Symens Bros Limousin, Amherst, S.D.
11th Spring Creeks Cattle Company, Wauzeka, Wis.
12th Bar JZ Ranches, Holabird, S.D.
13th Tubmill Creek Farms, New Florence, Penn.
14th Beus Cattle Company, Pasco, Wash.
15th Paul Sisemore P Bar S Ranch, Sand Springs, Okla.
16th Riverdale Ranch, West, Miss.
17th Minerich Land and Cattle, Richmond, Ky.
18th Carl Leatherwood, Cimarron, Kan.
19th GV Limousin, Garnett, Kan.
20th Schott Limousin Ranch, McLaughlin, S.D.
If you would like to locate a local Limousin breeder, the NALF Web site (www.nalf.org) offers a searchable list of participating members. A printed directory of Limousin World magazine advertisers - the "Blue Book" - is available by calling the NALF office at (303) 220-1693.