Day four of the National Western Stock Show kicked off with the Limousin and LimFlex Junior and Open Shows on the Hill.
Many cattle breed associations across the nation have established points programs to award animals for their placings at shows throughout the year. The North American Limousin Foundation is one of these associations that has a points program for their exhibitors to participate in.
Randa Taylor, North American Limousin Junior Association ex officio board member, explained more about the Medal of Excellence (MOE) program during today’s show on the Hill.
“The MOE program is part of the open show but is based on points, which can be earned at Level 1 and 2 shows annually. Major shows like the National Western are classified as Level 1 shows,” Taylor said. “This program allows for the identification of leading females and sires in the breed.”
According to the North American Limousin Foundation website, there are 5 level 1 shows and 10-15 level 2 shows each year.
Check out some pictures from today’s Limousin and LimFlex Junior and MOE shows, and visit the North American Limousin Foundation website for more information about the MOE program: