The first pedigree Limousin calf was born on June 22nd, 1972, on Paddy Clancy’s farm in Carrick-On-Suir, while the first meeting of the Irish Limousin breeders was held on February 16th, 1973, at the Silver Springs Hotel in Cork.
The contribution of the breed to the profitability of Ireland’s suckler and beef production sector over the last five decades has been immense.
The Irish Limousin Cattle Society’s primary objective is to maintain the Limousin as the number one beef breed in Ireland, delivering for commercial farmers and pedigree breeders – through a breed improvement programme and many innovative marketing strategies.
The Limousin Cattle Society is a registered society by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) and is approved to maintain a breeding programme for the Irish Limousin breed under regulations (EU) 2016/1012.
The Irish Limousin breed improvement programme is tailored to three main markets: producing replacement females for the suckler farmer; producing terminal bulls; and producing beef from the Irish dairy herd.
The society plays a pivotal role in maintaining the Irish Limousin herd book, while also organising and operating many pedigree shows and sales each year – where breeders can present their animals for sale to a large customer base of both domestic and international customers.