The Limousine breed originated in France, having been in Portugal since the middle of the last century. Due to its high rusticity and docility, the Limousine easily adapted to the national conditions, from North to South, and is currently the raise with better results in pure line and in the crossing with the autochthonous races.
Being easily adaptable to different soil and climatic conditions, its distribution throughout the world has rapidly developed and is currently being created and selected in more than 90 countries in different continents. The breed is characterized by a set of fundamental qualities among which the ease of births, rapidity of growth, rusticity and docility stand out.
The large muscle mass of the Limousine and the high yield of carcass that the breed offers provides a wide range of end products, from exceptional calves to weaning to fattening results without rivals. One of its peculiarities is to produce quality products at all ages and able to adapt to the evolution of the various production systems.
Size: Large size breed
Back Quarter: Extremely muscular
Neck and head: Short
Coat: Dark red-gold with white hairs around the eyes, muzzle and limbs
Height : Female: 137 cm | Male: 145 cm
Weight: Female: 650-850 Kg | Male: 1000-1300 Kg
% of noble pieces: High
Carne: Tender with fine texture
Saturated fat and cholesterol content: Low