Limousin Brings Feed Efficiency and More to the Crossbreeding Table

Listen to Ron Hays talk with Mark Anderson about the Limousin breed.

At the fourth Cattlemen’s Congress, Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, caught up with the Executive Director of the North American Limousin Foundation, Mark Anderson, about the state of the Limousin breed.

This will be the third year in a row that NALF membership has met in Oklahoma City during Cattlemen’s Congress for an annual meeting.

“This is one of our better shows for turnout,” Anderson said. “We have a lot of members through the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and other places, but this is close to home for a good portion of our membership, so it is very well attended. It has been a blessing.”

Regarding the state of the Limousin breed, Anderson said it is the best it has been in the last five years. Anderson added that the genetic progress breeders have made over the past few years has been tremendous.

“We bring a lot of feed efficiency advantages in the cross and heterosis you get for these commercial feed yards; they make excellent cattle through a feed yard,” Anderson said.

Among other successes the breed has seen over the last four or five years, Anderson said the Limousin marbling EPD has seen great improvements.

“We have never had the kind of tools to make genetics progress as fast as we have been able to in the last five years,” Anderson said.

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