Doug & Heidi Orton welcome you to Double O Limousin!
Double O Limousin is located in Smithville, Missouri, just a few miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. We raise both red and black Limousin cattle that are functional and easy to handle. We keep only the top end of our calves to market as breeding stock, which means only the best bull and heifer prospects.
There is much that the Limousin breed has to offer. What we admire most is the MUSCLE. No other breed of cattle can make muscle like the Limousin. There simply is no comparison. Secondly, we appreciate the advantages in feed efficiency and yield. Numerous studies have recognized Limousin as an industry leader when it comes to yielding the most saleable red meat. With feed costs at any level, this is an important attribute that can’t be ignored. Thirdly, but also very important is the good disposition, especially in this herd. Time spent with any animal goes a long way in this area as does good human behavior.
Doug is originally from Memphis, Missouri, where he was raised on his family farm. He has a background in raising commercial cattle. When he made the switch to a more Limousin based herd he was most impressed with the muscling in the calves saying, “there clearly is a difference!”
Heidi has been in the Limousin cattle business since 1987 and is a lifetime member of the North American Limousin Foundation. She is a past President of the Missouri Limousin Breeders Association and has served multiple terms on the board of directors. She has enjoyed success in producing and selling breeding stock as well as showing cattle.
Half of the cow base consists of former show heifers that have become outstanding reliable females. There are also several cows that are close descendants of Elite Focus Dams. Much of the herd is influenced by some notable AI sires that have graced this earth. What is remarkable is that even after their time in the limelight of earlier show days and optimum semen sales, they still rank in the upper 10 EPD percentile among other active Limousin sires for milking ability, stayability, and marbling score; the upper 3 percentile for calving ease maternal and yield grade; and the upper 1 percentile for ribeye area. With today’s emphasis on carcass merit and the fact that cattle are being traced more now than ever before, carcass EPD’s are particularly, yet not exclusively, important when making breeding decisions. (Please contact us for more information on these AI sires or if you are interested in purchasing from our semen inventory at a discounted price.)
Show Heifer Prospects
We currently have two black purebred Limousin heifers available for sale.
Both are broke to tie and have been handled.
Would make a great starter project for a junior.
For more information, please contact us.
Bulls For Sale
We currently have the following bulls for sale. Please contact us for additional information.
For more information or to schedule a visit to see the bull, please contact us.
Whether you are looking for a breeding bull, replacement female, or that next show prospect, we welcome your call or visit. If you are looking for a nice group of feeder calves and want to capitalize on the genetic ability and feed efficiency of the Limousin breed, we especially invite you to take a look at our calves.