The Limousine beef breed

Differential characteristics of the breed

• Well-developed muscles.

• Only a little predisposition to fat accretion.

• A large meat output from the carcass.

• Easy calving.

• Short pregnancy periods.

• Well-tempered animals.

• Dietary meat.

• Superior and efficient use of feed.

• The breed is excellent for producing of cross-breed calves


Average index of our livestock efficiency

Index Bulls Cows
Birth weight (kg) 55-65 45-55
Mature animal weight (kg) 1100-1500 850-900
Weight gain (gram/day) 1200 1000
Age at the first calving (months) - 32


The Belgian Blue breed is famous for its shapes and is often called a cow with “double” muscles. The Belgian Blue’s DNA contains a gene that suppresses production of myostatin which is a protein responsible for suppression of the muscle growth after reaching a certain point. That is why the Belgian Blue’s muscle growth almost does not cease during its life span.

The Belgian Blue breed “adds” output of meat from the carcass up to 5-7% in comparison to the maternal line, if used for interbreeding with dairy and beef breeds.

The animal has only a little predisposition to fat accretion and can therefore be used in intensive battening plan.

The beef is tender and juicy. The Belgian Blue has an undeniable advantage before all other breeds that consists in its meat output from the carcass – up to 80%.

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