The Texas Limousin Association (TLA) is the
state organization for the Limousin breed.
It was founded in 1971, with 90 charter
members, as a non-profit organization
operating by its membership for the members.
Today, the association ranks as one of
the largest state beef cattle breed
organizations in the nation. Texas Limousin
near 16,000 head of Limousin in the North
American Limousin Foundation Herd Books in
the fiscal year 2001. The Texas
registrations accounted for about 20 percent
of the total Limousin cattle registered in
the United States. The primary purpose
of the TLA is the promotion, improvement and
marketing of Limousin cattle to the benefit
of all its members. Through the year, the
members, officers and directors have
achieved this goal through many diverse
From its offices, TLA directs breed promotion,
improvement activities, shows, sales, research and
support of Junior activities. In addition, the
association continues as the promotion vehicle for the
Texas Limousin cattle in this state, other states and
Mexico. It achieves this goal by developing and
distributing informational literature about the breed,
its members and goals.
TLA is also the parent organization for the Texas Junior
Limousin Association. The TJLA annually holds a field
day and heifer show at a member's ranch. The event draws
hundreds of current and prospective members and
The association also publishes the TEXAS LIMOUSIN NEWS.
Its pages keep members informed of association
activities, sale reports and current events in the U.S.
and the International beef industry. The publication's
advertising also allows members to promote their cattle
while contributing to the financial strength of the
association. All advertising revenue is used to extend
the promotion activities of the Limousin breed.