The Limousin breed was introduced to New Zealand with the import of bulls and females from France in 1971.
There are currently 43 members of Limousin NZ in the North and South Islands who are producing high quality Limousin bulls for use in the New Zealand beef industry. Limousin NZ is now affiliated with Limousin Australia (ALBS) who administer the Herdbook and Breedplan. Website www.limousin.com.au
Each year a grass-fed bull trial is run in each in both the North and South Islands where bulls from a number of Limousin breeders are run together for about nine months allowing their performance under grass-fed conditions to be compared.
The bulls in the trials are offered for sale in May/June each year.
For more information about the North Island Bull Trial contact Daryl Bott ph. (09) 232 1468
For more information on the South Island Bull Trial contact Warrick James ph. (03) 318 2352 or Gary Kennett (03) 329 6380.