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.
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.