The Limousin cattle breed is the leading beef breed in Britain and possibly the most expanding cattle breed in Europe. The Limousin breed first came into Britain in 1971 when the dairy herd was producing sixty percent of the nations beef. It was introduced for its potential as a crossing sire over dairy cows with the added potential in the suckler beef herd.
With major benefits seen in a beef producing breed with easy calving, fantastic KO% and its adaptability to suit any market place producing dairy cross calves, suckled calves, stores and finishing animals.
They are a hardy outdoor breed of cattle and produces fine-grained beef that is early maturing making a profitable beef enterprise. It’s ability to produce significant profit margin dictates its commercial viability.
Low birth weights
High immune system
Efficient feed conversion
Highly esteemed beef quality
Also Favoured as a dairy sire
Carcasses have up to 80% meat yields
Good marbling of their beef
High quality meat with little waste
Limousins are popular for crossbreeding with Aberdeen Angus, Hereford and Shorthorn due to their contribution to hybrid vigour, and improvements to yield and feed conversion efficiency of these British cattle breeds, which produce higher levels of fat and marbled meat.