Merino Sheep 45-60kg for sale

Merino Sheep 45-60kg for sale

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Merino Sheep 45-60kg for sale

Merino is a large-framed breed with a fleece of pure white wool, free of kemp and coloured fibres. Rams and ewes are polled. The breed produces good-quality wool with an average fibre

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Merino Sheep 45-60kg for sale

Merino is a large-framed breed with a fleece of pure white wool, free of kemp and coloured fibres. Rams and ewes are polled. The breed produces good-quality wool with an average fibre diameter of 21 to 23 microns. Ewes produce an average of 3,4kg of wool, while rams produce 4,5kg.

Production
This breed puts on fat at a later age and can be slaughtered at a heavier live weight. Fat is distributed evenly over the carcass. Lamb carcasses of 27kg are still classed as A2 or A3. White wool is medium to strong, and over-crimped.

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