Awassi Sheep

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Awassi Sheep

Post by Shepherd » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:50 pm

The Awassi evolved as a nomadic breed and has become the highest milk producing breed in the Middle East.

It is a fat-tailed type. A ewe can produce over 300L of milk per 210-day lactation, up to 750L or more.

The lactation of an average non-milk sheep is about 60kh.

The breed is considered naturally hardy with good grazing ability.

Males are horned and females are polled. It has a fleece that produces carpet wool, with some hair.

It is distributed worldwide.

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