LOUISVILLE, KY. - Limousin breeders competed for top honors at the Level I National Medal of Excellence (MOE) Limousin and Lim-Flex show at the 2011 North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, Ky. Jack Ward of Kansas City, Mo., had the honors to evaluate the Limousin and Lim-Flex cattle in the MOE show.

Wies Limousin, Wellsville, Mo., Heart Felt Limousin, Gettysburg, Pa., and Edwards Land & Cattle of Beaulaville, Nc. exhibited the grand champion Limousin female, WLR Tainted Love 746X. She is an April 5, 2010 daughter of WULFS Urban Cowboy 2149U. She was followed by the reserve grand champion Limousin female, TASF X-Tasy 488X, a May 20, 2010 daughter of EXLR New Generation 071M, exhibited by Adam Griffith of Boonsboro, Md.

The grand champion Lim-Flex female was awarded to MAGS Xanthocomic, was exhibited by Magness Land & Cattle and Bratton Limousin. She is a March 26, 2010 heifer sired by DHVO Deuce 132R. The reserve grand champion Lim-Flex® female was awarded to Magness Land & Cattle, of Platteville, Colo. with MAGS Yevette. She is a January 20, 2011 daughter of LH Rodemaster 338R.

Ashlynn Light of Rogersville, Tenn. exhibited the grand champion Lim-Flex cow-calf pair. JLWM Licorice Spice 909W, an April 4, 2009 daughter of JLWM Mt. Peak 6209S showed with a March 15, 2011 heifer calf sired by JLWM Shooter 901W at side. Reserve grand champion Lim-Flex cow-calf pair was shown by Andrew Milam, Olmstead, Ky. MAGS Whitney, a March 21, 2009 daughter of DHVO Trey 133R showed with a January 22, 2011 daughter of MAGS Unmerciful at side.

The grand champion Limousin bull, KYLD Vegas 910W, was exhibited by Kyle Delaplaine, Gettysburg, Pa and Quail Ridge Limousin, Calhoun, Ky. He is a March 6, 2009 son of KRVN Naskar 013N. The reserve grand champion Limousin bull, MJ Xtravaganza 1X, a Jan. 5, 2010 son of EF Main Stay 541M, was exhibited by Mark Blake of Earl Park, Ind.

Magness Land & Cattle and Edwards Land & Cattle exhibited the grand champion Lim-Flex bull, MAGS Xyloid. He is a March 7, 2010 son of DHVO Deuce 132R. He was followed by the reserve grand champion Lim-Flex bull, EF Xcessive Force, a March 18, 2010, son of DA Traveler 004 703, exhibited by Etherton Farms Dawson, Ill. and Thomas and Son Farms, Boonsboro, Md.

Johnny Johnson of Craig, Neb., evaluated the junior female show, selecting TASF X-Tasy 448X, a May 20, 2010, daughter of EXLR New Generation 071M, as the grand champion female exhibited by Adam Griffith of Boonsboro, Md. Reserve grand champion female was awarded to Legacy's Xla, a Nov. 2, 2010, daughter of DF Rapture, exhibited by Dominic Ruppert, of Witt, Ill.