The race has been bred in an independent register-book system since 1850. It evolved in Central France around the town of Limoges. It was bred as a dual use race until 1900 then it was selectively bred in the direction of beef cattle.
Nowadays it is already a well-known race worldwide with a big body, good resistance and long lifespan. It is not uncommon for the cows to deliver 10-12 calves during their life cycle.
Its color is brownish red. It has a paler tinge around the eyes and the muzzle.
Its head is short, its front is wide and its horns are pointing upwards. A version with no horns exists, too. The trunk is deep and wide and richly musculated on every body part. Its skeleton is explicitly delicate.
The full-grown cows weigh 600-700 Kg while the bulls weigh 1000-1200 Kg. A middle-early maturing race and the heifers can be inseminated at 18-20 months of their age. It gives birth easily and the maternal instinct of the cows is strong.
The corrected calf weight to 205 days is in the range of 210 Kg. The daily weight gaining of the beef bulls is 1100-1200 grams. Its outstanding value is the excellent slaughter quality. The slaughter yield is 63-70%. A race for the paternal line for final product crosses.