Special Limousin Feeder-Calf Sales Conclude

US - The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) coordinated special Limousin-influenced feeder-calf sales at six auction markets in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota this fall.
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The sales provided more than 60 commercial Limousin producers with opportunities to market more than 6,400 total head of Limousin-influenced feeder calves at premiums.

“Nice sets of muscular, efficient, Limousin-influenced feeder calves showed up at auction markets across the country, and cow-calf producers using Limousin genetics were pleased with the prices,” said Bo Sexson, director of commercial programs for NALF.

It is important to have auction markets across the country that can assist cow-calf producers with selling their calves for top dollar, especially when Mother Nature interferes with their regular marketing plans.

“More calves were sold earlier in the year due to the widespread drought that has swept across parts of the United States,” said Mike Carroll of Farmers and Ranchers Livestock Auction, Vinita, Okla., which hosted a special sale. “Cow-calf producers were forced to sell their calves earlier to save what little bit of grass they could.”

By coordinating with auction markets, NALF helps producers learn what the market values and how to use that information. Working with auction markets is part of the Limousin breed’s commitment to the commercial industry. In addition, NALF provides feeder-calf, bull and female listing services via www.nalf.org on the Web.

For information about scheduling, promoting and conducting a Limousin-influenced sale at your local auction market, contact Sexson in the NALF office, (303) 220-1693.

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