Celebrating 50 Years of NALJA

2023 marks 50 years of the North American Junior Limousin Association (NALJA). Much has happened since the organization’s infancy in 1973, and we are proud to celebrate the impact its investments have made in both the Limousin breed and the young people involved with it.

Celebrating 50 Years in North America

Congratulations to the Limousin breed for celebrating their 50th year in North America. The year was 1968 when the first Limousin Genetics were imported to Canada, who would have predicted this fresh continental breed would have such a huge impact in the upcoming fifty years of American beef production, influencing millions of pounds of marketed beef.

A Look Back at Limousin

The 1980’s… 1980 First Junior Limousin Show held at National Western Stock Show Lori Leonard crowned Limousin Queen Indiana forms Junior Limousin Association First Limousin Open Show held at NAILE Louisiana forms State Limousin Association 1981 First time the National Limousin Sale was held “On the Hill” at National Western Stock Show First Open Limousin…

A Look Back at Limousin

The 1970’s…. 1970 Bob Purdy serves as NALF President NALF membership increased to 85 Founder Members and 25 Active Members 1971 Oklahoma forms State Limousin Association Texas forms State Limousin Association South Dakota forms State Limousin Association Washington forms State Limousin Association Nebraska forms State Limousin Association Montana forms State Limousin Association Southeastern states (Florida,…

A Look Back at Limousin

The Beginnings… May 6, 1968 A preliminary meeting was held to discuss the feasibility of the Foundation plan- The first 5 Founding Members came from this meeting Founder Member 1: Bob Purdy, Wyoming Founder Member 2: Charlie Moore, Iowa Founder Member 3: Bruce Waddle, Colorado Founder Member 4: Sherm Ewing, Canada Founder Member 5: James Scott, Colorado…