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by Shepherd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Meatlinc Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 16085

Meatlinc Sheep

The Meatlinc is British breed. It is a Terminal Sire from a breeding program in the early 1960s.

It is among the biggest of British breeds, a ram weighing 140kg.

Distribution is United Kingdom and Europe.
by Shepherd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Lacaune Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 16223

Lacaune Sheep

The Lacaune is a popular French breed selected for milk production.

Lacaune ewes produce milk with more total solids than East Friesians, but with less volume.

Lacaune sheep produce the milk for Roquefort cheese.

Distribution is Europe, North America and South America.
by Shepherd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Katahdin Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 16288

Katahdin Sheep

The Katahdin was the first hair breed to meet USA standards for carcass quality. The Katahdin is a cross between British meat breeds. The Katahdin has high performance in varied environments. It is said to have natural resistance to internal parasites. It is one of the most popular breeds of registe...
by Shepherd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: NRA 401 Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 16285

NRA 401 Sheep

The INRA 401 began in France in 1970.

The INRA 401 is a productive ewe, said to have a 200 per cent prolificacy, all-year fertility and good mothering ability.

Distribution is Europe and the United Kingdom.
by Shepherd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Hu Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 2864

Hu Sheep

Hu sheep originated from Mongolian sheep and are distributed mainly in China. They have early sexual maturity, aseasonal breeding, are prolific and adaptable to hot and humid climates. Rams are capable of mating at 4 months. Ewes cycle all year. Ewes lamb twice a year with litters of up to 8 lambs r...
by Shepherd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Hampshire Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 769

Hampshire Sheep

The Hampshire sheep was developed from Old Hampshire, Southdown, Wiltshire Horn and Berkshire Knot crosses. Hampshires are a large breed with black faces and legs. They have wool on the legs and head. Their fast growth and large carcass make keep them in demand to sire crossbred market lambs. Distri...
by Shepherd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Gotland Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 765

Gotland Sheep

Gotland sheep were first bred on the Baltic island of Gotland, off Sweden. Gotlands are polled and have short tails. They do not require crutching. Lambs are born black and grow fast many, turning grey as they grow. In Sweden the Gotland is kept for pelt and meat production. Distribution is Europe, ...
by Shepherd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: German Mutton Merino
Replies: 0
Views: 760

German Mutton Merino

There are three German Merino breeds. The German Mutton Merino is suited for intense production in arid or wetter areas. It is disease resistant and adapts to most keeping conditions. It has good meat yield and a non-seasonal breeding cycle of three breedings in two years, with good chance of twins,...
by Shepherd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Easy Care Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 743

Easy Care Sheep

This breed combines the growth rate, lamb quality of wool-less Wiltshire Horn with the hardy Welsh Mountain and other breeds. Easy Care produce no wool and are described as extremely hardy, thriving on grass and inexpensive feeds. The lambing rate is said to be 1.8, with excellent meat. Distribution...
by Shepherd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: East Friesian Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 808

East Friesian Sheep

Friesian breeds come from Friesland along the North Sea coast, west of the Weser River in northeast Germany, the north coast of the Netherlands and south to the Schelde River at the Netherlands/Belgium border. The East Friesian is arguably the world's highest producing dairy sheep. They require spec...