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Canada Goose Parka Limousin is world famous for Limousin cattleYou may well not have heard of Limoges or Limousin; I know that before I started to look for a new and affordable life in the country I hadn’t heard of either of them, and yet, this rural region of S W France is world famous for its beautiful Limoges porcelain and beautiful cheap Canada Goose red Limousin cattle. The Limousin bull is a magnificent beast and Limousin cows and bulls share pastures together all the year round.

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canada goose In general the farming is ‘backward’, in tune with nature and, to some extent, farming according to the ancient traditions and canada goose store herbicides and pesticides are kept to a minimum; as a uk canada goose result the fields and meadows are rich in a variety of herbs and in spring and summer they are full of wild flowers.

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cheap Canada Goose These golden red cattle originated in the high plateaus of the Limousin area, East of Limoges. This area is West of the Massif Central between Central and South West France, a very green area benefiting from sufficient rain, with warm summers but cold winters that can be rather harsh. These upland areas have poor, acidic granite soil which support moorland plants and trees. Limousin cattle developed to flourish under these unfavourable conditions and as a result they are tough animals.

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