Bonjour from Campagne Maison
Limousin cattle are a breed of beef cattle originally bred in the Limousin and Marche region of France. They are recognisable by their distinctive chestnut-red coloring. The first herd was established in 1886 for improvement of the breed by natural selection. However, the breed may be as old as the history of Europe itself. Cattle found in cave drawings known to be 20,000 years old in the Lascaux Cave near Montignac, France have a striking resemblance to today's Limousin cattle.
Limousins are known for their muscular build, feed efficiency, ease of management and comparable calving ease to other breeds. Limousin cattle produce the leaner cuts of beef that have become a staple of the modern market. Breeders have worked extensively on their disposition issues since their arrival in North America. Most producers find them to be manageable and easy to work with, if not better, than any other beef cattle breeds available today.
Limousins are the breed of choice raised here at Campagne Maison.
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Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit today. We love having company.