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Why Limousin?

Carcass, Yield, Efficiency 

Limousins are an exceptional breed for feed efficiency, weight gain, high dressing percentage and yield. Limousin is one of the few European breeds that are known for their ease of calving complemented by rapid growth.


Limousin cattle also have a unique muscle allele that gives the breed its heavy muscle with no negative impact on calving ease, maternal traits or tenderness and meat quality. This gene is one of the key factors in why Limousin and their progeny have higher dressing percentages and higher meat yield, making them a very efficient and profitable breed, to all members of the process chain.

Crossbreeding provides gains of 4 to 6% in weight through hybrid vigour and within breed selection can achieve ongoing increases in weight gain. Increasing the rate of weight gain increases feed efficiency.

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