The Limousine beef breed

Differential characteristics of the breed

• Calving ease of 98%.

• High fertility with frequent twins being born.

• Bull-calves need 165 days for increasing the weight up to 210 kg.

• Long life span.

• High degree of hardiness and unpretentiousness.

• Superior feed efficiency.

• Excellent quality of the carcasses and meat.


Average index of our livestock efficiency

Index Bulls Cows
Birth weight (kg) 36-42 34-38
Mature animal weight (kg) 1000-1400 750-850
Weight gain (gram/day) 1200-1500 1000-1200
Age at the first calving (months) - 32-33


Milk producing ability of the cows is from 1 200 up to 1 800 kg with 5% fat content.

Slaughter yield of the limousine bull-calves is 63-64%. The content of meat in the carcass is 82-83%. The bone to meat ratio is 1:6,5 (kg). The carcasses are compact in size with tender meat of excellent tasting qualities. The meat’s fat content is 7-10% and protein 19-20%. As far as the market price of the product and the comfort of keeping the herd are concerned, the Limousine breed is most expedient choice for a livestock farmer. The beef is tender and juicy, coming in various levels of marbling (content of intramuscular fat).

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