Beef Cattle

Beef Cattle — Limousin


Horse and Cattle Barn, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum


Limousin is one of the fastest-growing purebred cattle breeds in Canada. It originated in the Limousin region of France, for which it’s named. The breed first came to Canada in 1968. Limousin cattle are usually red-tan in colour, but they may be black if cross-bred with another breed. Popular choices for Limousin cross-breeding include Angus, Hereford, and Shorthorn. Like many beef breeds, Limousin cattle can be horned or polled (hornless).

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