i have limousin pb and x bred, cow calf, and feedlot. we have maintained a limi herd for 30 yrs in iowa and have seen drastic improvement in maternal ability, dispostion, and fertility. Limousin purists would say it happened at the expense of muscle, but I believe the REA has been maintained, it is just a smoother muscle pattern than the full french limi's. With that in mind, there is as much difference with breeds as there is between breeds, do some shopping before you jump in with both feet. our crossbred herd has dabbled with almost everything over the years. We have tried Angus, Charloais, Simm, Salers, Shorthorn, Chi-Maine, I am convince there is no perfect breed only breeders who work toward perfection.