Click to read the complete Canadian Limousin Association Member Handbook that you receive when you become a member of the Canadian Limousin Association. Please know that the CLA staff are always happy to answer your questions and provide assistance to you one on one over the phone or via e-mail. We understand that some of this information can be overwhelming, especially for new breeders, and we are always here to help you in understanding and excelling as a breeder of Limousin cattle.
Additional to the complete member handbook, this page is designed to give you quick help on:
The CLA requires annual membership and annual administration fees. To become a member, simply fill out the form at the top of this page.
In order to get timely services from the CLA, your account must be in good standing. You may forward payment as you request services (cheque, cash or credit card) or you may leave your credit card information on file to keep your account current.
The Whole Herd Enrollment program reports on each producing female. The WHE program has the most value if your “Whole Herd” is enrolled. Reporting on each and every female’s production is key to having genetic evaluation (EPDs) and management reporting be as accurate and meaningful as possible. Because it is a cowherd based program it allows reporting on things such as complete herd productivity and is the basis for development of various maternal EPDs such as mature height/weight, stayability and heifer pregnancy. Some developments currently being worked on include benchmarking reports, calving distributions, and overall herd productivity measures such as pounds weaned per cow exposed. Additionally, information is being used to develop reporting features that can assist in farm management activities.
Enrolment in the WHE has an annual fee of $25/head (payable in two installments). However, this fee includes all registration work for the cow, as well as the following:
Whole Herd Enrollment (WHE) is due on January 15th annually. For members that do registry work by paper you are mailed your WHE package in the fall. Online Digital Beef users please log into your account and complete your WHE under the Herd Management, Inventory tab. It can be easy to forget from year to year how to do our enrollment. We are happy to help walk you through this please call or email the office.
If you have not completed your enrollments/disposals by January 15th all assessment age females will be billed for the calendar year. Females can not be removed from your WHE after January 15th.
If you do not wish to enroll your entire herd, you may register animals of your choice by using this registration form. However it is important to know:
Note: It is of value to report all your calves to the CLA, even if the ones you have no intention of registering. This information has many useful applications.
We encourage you to provide all performance information as follows:
|At Birth||Birth Weight||This information is used for the calculation of the birth weight EPD|
|Calving Ease||U = Unassisted / Unobserved; E = Easy Pull; H = Hard Pull, M = Malpresentation; S = Surgical|
|Dam's Udder Score||While this information is not included in genetic evaluation at the present time, the data bank is of great value for the future. See performance code sheet for scoring.|
|At Weaning||Weaning Weight||This information is used for the calculation of the weaning weight EPD|
|(100 - 310
days of age)
|Calf's Temperament||See performance code sheet for scoring. This information is the backbone of our unique Limousin docility EPD|
|Dam's Body Score||See performance code sheet for scoring.|
|At Yearling||Yearling Weight||This information is used for the calculation of the yearling weight EPD|
|(270 - 500
days of age) Minimum 60 days post weaning
|Scrotal Circumference||This information is important to secure accurate SC EPD.|
|Carcass Ultrasound||Must be done by a certified technician and analyzed by an approved lab in order to be included in EPD calculation|
Click here for a quick reference sheet about performance information to collect (please note the collection age windows on this document are outdated, the correct age windows for collection are listed above).
The added value of owning certified purebred stock is only achieved with the certified documents. When selling or purchasing a Registered Limousin, transferring the papers is vital in preserving the integrity of the Limousin Herdbook, as well as the value of the Limousin performance breed in the beef cattle industry. Please see page 5 for requirements of transferring animals.
To read the CLA Bylaws please click on the following link: CANADIAN LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION BYLAWS