It is with great sadness the North American Limousin Foundation reports the loss of cornerstone Limousin breeder Gene Raymond of Garnett, Kansas.
Raymond and his wife began GV Limousin in 1978 and have grown the operation to over 400 registered females. It was through his operation that Raymond was able to pioneer and share innovation to the Limousin breed by quickly adapting to new technologies and opportunities in the livestock industry. Raymond then took this new-found knowledge and applied those tools within his own operation to raise high-quality seedstock supplying commercial cattlemen superior genetics across the United States.
In addition to raising Limousin cattle, Raymond was actively involved in the breed foundation, serving as a past president from 1986 to 1987. Raymond held a position on the NALF Board of Directors and was the chairman of the Breed Improvement Committee. After obtaining his animal science degree from Kansas State University, Raymond served two terms as president of the Kansas City Beef Council and a member of the Kansas Livestock Association Executive Committee.
“[Raymond] will be greatly missed by friends and cattlemen throughout the country,” said Mark Anderson, NALF Executive Director. “We have suffered the loss of a great man and friend to all he crossed paths with. The entire NALF family is greatly saddened by the loss of a highly respected cattlemen, and we ask that you keep his family in your prayers.”
The Medal of Excellence Limousin Show, taking place today, as well as the pen and carload show taking place on Wednesday is dedicated to the memory of Gene Raymond and GV Limousin.