The Berrichon is a large white-faced, medium boned, well-fleshed sheep originating from the Cher region of France. Its primary role has been that of a terminal sire ( used in a commercial breeding program) , producing quick growing easy fleshed lambs capable of being finished at a range of weights to suit varying market specifications and demands.
The Charollais sheep is of medium size, with a sturdy and well-proportioned body, strong bone, covered with well-developed muscles. The head, belly and limbs are not covered with wool. In the rest of the body, the wool is white, pigmented with small black spots. The chest is wide, the great forehead and the orbits distant, and the long, fine ears, mobile, of the same color as the wool on the body. The wool that covers the body is short, dense and fine.
The Ile de France is one of the best breeds for meat conformation. Because of its conformation and speed of growth, it is widely used in industrial crossing with hardy breeds to supply the sheep meat industry. Meanwhile, its breed selection programme continues to improve its maternal qualities. In prolificacy and dairy value, the Ile de France is among the leaders of the meat breeds. The Ile de France ewe feeds its lambs naturally without any problems.
The Lacaune is the most numerous sheep breed in France. It has been selected in France for increased milk production under a sophisticated selection program incorporating artificial insemination, milk recording, and progeny testing of sires for longer than any other dairy sheep breed in the world.
The Merinos de Palas sheep breed was created and developed by Romanian researchers who wanted to produce a productive sheep. The breed was approved in 1960 as a mixed sheep breed, both grown for wool and meat production. Fast, sheep of this breed have been appreciated worldwide for their distinctive features. Physics description The sheep of the Merinos de Palas is one of the most advanced breeds in our country, raised for the production of meat and wool. She is a medium-sized sheep with a solid, harmonious, body-like body shape with a long body covered with thick white-cream fur. At maturity, Merino de Palas breeds reach a weight of 57-60 pounds and the rams at 99-105 kilograms. Productivity Merino de Palas sheep breed is considered the best sheep breed in Romania, appreciated internationally for its qualities. In fact, Merino de Palas rams are used to relieve other sheep breeds. The production of wool on rams of the Merinos de Palas is 12-14 kilograms and sheep of 6-8 kilograms.
The Romanov is an extremely prolific breed, with high breeding qualities (sexual precocity, extended sexual season, developed maternal instinct and good dairy value) and has a coarse wool. The Berrichon du Cher, a beef breed par excellence, also has qualities of precocity, rusticity and walking ability.
Romanov ewes tend to lamb by the litter. Most other sheep give birth to singles and twins, while the Romanov average about 2-5 lambs per lambing. When the lambs are born they are pure black but when they get older they turn gray. Romanov wool (a mixture of gray wool and black guard hair) is used for rugs, mats, and wall hangings. The breed is currently raised mainly for meat production, but it is also pretty good for wool production. Wool of the Romanov sheep is very strong and resourceful. Their wool is double coated with mean diameter of wool fibers of 20.9 micrometers and 71.9 micrometers of outer-coat hair. Average greasy fleece weight is around 4.5 kg.
The Suffolk breed is distinguished by the head and legs covered by a black fur. The rest of the body is covered with a white, coat, short, and dense fur. Additionally, the Suffolk Sheep has no horns. Oaia Sufflok is very energetic and alert, very prolific. It is not intended for wool production. It is marketed especially for meat, which is appreciated worldwide for its nutritional qualities. Sufoolk rams are used for breeding sheep of other breeds to obtain meat hybrids. These hybrids are destined for meat production and go directly to the butcher shops around the world. Main characteristics of Suffolk sheep Suffolk sheep’s meat is of high quality and has a superior taste, recognized by consumers around the world. Due to its resilience and elasticity, Suffolk sheep fur is used to make blankets and blankets, ideal for the cold season. Sufoolk rams are very prolific, so sometimes sheep can also give birth to 2-3 lambs, sometimes even 4. Suffolk breeds are born 150 days after mating and reach weaning around the age of about 100 days. Sheep from the Suffolk race adapts easily to any conditions and resists very well even at extreme temperatures.