How is the Limousin breed positioned in South Africa?
The breed is renowned for its easy calving, hybrid vigour in producing growthy, well muscled, well adapted calves that thrive on low palatable sourveld grasses and the cold winters of the highveld – just what the commercial breeder wants.
Limousins have excellent feed conversions and average daily gains and “naturally” grow meat – just what the feedlot wants.
They have the most efficient profitable carcase with high slaughter percentages, meat yields and meat bone ratios, with little excess fat wastage – just what the retailers want.
The meat is tender, tasty and healthy. (No hormones need be fed as it naturally grows beef muscle) – just what the consumer wants.
The Limousin breed is well positioned to cater for the South African beef market needs.