Limousin Limos come in many different designs. Oh, wait we mean the cow!!! • The history of the breed is as old as the continent of Europe. • Cave drawings have been found near France that are over 20,000 years old. • They had a similar shape to the Limousin. • These gold-red cattle are native to southern France. • They were introduced to America in the late 1930’s • The first Limousin bulls did not come till late 1970’s A Bull Limousin This breed of cow calves all year round which makes it a good breeding cattle. In some countries Limousin cattle are bred with oxen. There is really no reason for doing this… HAHA! Anyway…..back to the cows! Limousin cattle spent the majority of their time outdoors in the harsh climate of the region. Limousin gained a well-earned reputation as work animals in addition to their beef qualities. • The animals original climate and terrain was a hash rocky climate with harsh terrain. • Limousin cattle, as a result of their environment, evolved into a breed of unusual sturdiness, health and adaptability. • The are red in color. Some times goldenred. • The Limousin’s that were bred with oxen, the new breed was much taller and had much more muscle on their hindquarters. They were a bad choice to make, they cost to much to feed. • Limousin breeders admitted their mistake and then concentrated upon improving the breed through natural selection. http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/ cattle/limousin/ Thank you for viewing my slide show…. Toot-a-loo!!!!