A Look Back at Limousin

The 1970’s….

1971 Queen Gloria Jennings
  • 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, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina) form Limousin Association
    • ┬áMissouri forms State Limousin Association
    • John Moore, Pennsylvania, elected NALF President
    • Gloria Jennings served as the 1971 Limousin Queen
    • First National Limousin Sale held at National Western Stock Show
  • 1972
    • Darrel Menning, Corsica, South Dakota became NALF’s 1000th member
    • Wyona Warren selected as 1972 Limousin Queen
    • South Dakota forms Junior State Association
    • Burwell Bates, Oklahoma elected NALF President
Kathy O’Brien 1974 Queen
  • 1973
    • Arkansas forms State Limousin Association
    • Texas forms Junior State Association
    • International Limousin Council formed
    • Ronnie Murray, Oklahoma elected NALF President
    • Cindy Calavan, Oklahoma crowned 1973 Limousin Queen
  • 1974
    • .Inaugural “World Limousin Futurity” held
    • Kansas forms State Limousin Association
    • Southern California forms Junior State Association
    • Kentucky forms State Limousin Association
    • Kathy O’Brien, Missouri crowned 1974 Limousin Queen
    • Ladies Auxiliary formed- name changed to Limouselles in 1975
  • 1975
    • Tennessee forms State Limousin Association
    • Northwest Limousin Association formed covering Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
    • Georgia forms State Limousin Association
    • Wyoming forms Junior State Association
    • Intermountain Limousin Association reforms as Colorado Limousin Association
    • Liz Crewson crowned Limousin Queen
    • Illinois forms State Limousin Association
    • Floyd McGown named NALF President
  • 1976
    • South Dakota has largest number of Limousin cattle totaling 24,043 head
    • Oklahoma has most NALF members at 1,229 members
    • Carlton Noyes, Nebraska elected NALF President
    • Mary Svobooda named NALF Queen
    • First National Junior Heifer Show held
  • 1977
    • Theresa Scott crowned Limousin Queen
    • 100 bulls were exhibited by 23 Pen & Carload exhibitors form 4 different states at NWSS
  • 1978
    • George forms Junior State Association
    • First Limouselle Scholarship awarded to DeAnna Jones, Oklahoma
    • Lori Pihl crowned Limousin Queen
    • William Dameron selected as NALF President
    • 5,727 total head was sold in Limousin Sales throughout 1978
  • 1979
    • First Limousin Breeders Symposium held in Stillwater, Oklahoma
    • First American Royal National Limousin Show was held with 130 head exhibited from 9 states
Budrick Farms of Mannsville, Oklahoma walked off with grand champion bull honors with their fullblood son of Espoir de Carnaval, Innovator. This concluded a very successful show season for the well-balanced bull in which he was undefeated.

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