A Look Back at Limousin

The 1980’s…

1980 Queen, Lori Leonard
  • 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 Show held at National Western Stock Show
    • Cheryl Linthicum crowned Limousin Queen
    • Oregon forms State Limousin Association
  • 1982
    • Alabama forms State Limousin Association
    • Don Faidley elected NALF President
    • Dee Jones selected as Limousin Queen
    • Southwest Limousin Association formed covering southern California, New Mexico and Arizona
    • Western Limousin Association renamed to California Limousin Association
  • 1983
    • Steve Yackley wins first NWSS Limousin Herdsman Award
    • Herman Symens elected NALF President
    • Cindy Bollum crowned Limousin Queen
  • 1984
    • Crystal Clark crowned Limousin Queen
    • Jim Davidson elected NALF President
    • First Eastern Regional Limousin Show held in Tennessee
    • First Embryo Auction, later to be named Genetics on Ice, held in Kansas City, Missouri

Gary Fuchs (right), current NALF President, with his grandfather Leo Fuchs in 1984. Leo began breeding Limousins in 1971 and Gary in 1978.
Owners of the 500,000th animal are Erling and Linda Olsen of Dupree, South Dakota
  • 1985
    • The National Limousin Sale at NWSS sets new average record for this particular sale at $11,615 
    • Bob Yackley elected NALF President
    • Renee Rupe crowned Limousin Queen
    • Arne Hanson selected as National Western Herdsman of the Year
    • All-American Limousin Futurity is established by Ken Holloway, Mark Smith, and Bruce Brooks 
      • A total of 170 head; 136 females and 34 bulls; from 16 states competed at the first All-American Limousin Futurity
    • The famed “Triple Crown” award is established. To win this award an animal must win the All-American, American Royal and National Western in that order. Currently the Triple Crown consists of All-American, NAILE, and National Western.
    • NALF reached half million mark in number of animals recorded since the breed herd book was established in the U.S. in 1969
  • 1986
    • Spitz Navajo, owned by Spitz Limousin, is first bull to be named a Triple Crown winner
    • Spitz Special Effort, owned by Spitz Limousin, is first female to be named a Triple Crown winner
    • Tim Linthicum named National Western Herdsman of the Year
    • Shannon Sewell named Limousin Queen
    • Gene Raymond elected NALF President
    • First Western Regional Junior Show held in California
Triple Crown Winners, Spitz Navajo and Spitz Special Effort, pictured with Triple Crown creator Ken Holloway
  • 1987
    • Illinois forms State Junior Association
    • Leonard Wulf elected NALF President
    • Wendell Geeslin named National Western Herdsman of the Year
    • Cinde Schuppe crowned Limousin Queen
1988 Queen Julie Halverson, right
  • 1988
    • Medal of Excellence Show Point System established
    • Julie Halverson crowned Limousin Queen
    • Borge Bak named National Western Herdsman of the Year
  • 1989
    • Bruce Waddle elected NALF President
    • Janae Walker crowned Limousin Queen
    • Clendon Bailey named National Western Herdsman of the Year
    • All-American Limousin Futurity experienced record numbers for their 5th show at 203 head exhibited
      • WLCC Dollar Bill became the first black bull to win Grand Champion Bull at the All-American
Stewman Ranches of Maryneal, TX exhibited the Grand Champion Bull at All-American Limousin Futurity with WLCC Dollar Bill, a 3/18/87 Atlantic son out of Black Hanni

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