The Irish Limousin has long been recognised as the number one continental beef sire for the dairy herd. Limousin calvesare highly valued throughout the quality beef production chain with exceptional growth, feed conversion, kill out % and carcass yields. As Limousin pedigree breeders, a core focus of our dairy beef breeding programme is to breed and produce Limousin terminal sires specifically for use by Irish dairy farmers.
The ILCS Breeding SubCommittee has established multi-trait selection criteria specifically for the dairy beef programme. Limousin sires which meet these criteria are identified and – in collaboration with pedigree Limousin breeders, AI Companies, the ICBF and Gene Ireland – secured for performance testing at Tully.
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