Story: Beef farming

Limousin calf with Friesian foster mother

Limousin calf with Friesian foster mother

This is the second Limousin calf born in New Zealand, in 1972. The Friesian foster mother had been the recipient of a pure Limousin embryo by transplant. She was then imported into New Zealand, where the calf was born. Limousin cattle were bred in the harsh environment of the Massif Central in France and are noted for their hardiness and their excellent growth rates.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1972/3131/35

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Robert Peden, 'Beef farming - Exotic cattle breeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008