The sheep of the Schwarzkopf breed is an animal raised for meat production, highly appreciated and spread in Germany. This breed of sheep reaches us in the country where it is grown for both meat and wool.
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.
Sheep Breed Information
Mature Body Weight Ram: 190-240 pounds; Ewe: 140-185 pounds
Average Fiber Diameter Micron 28-33 ;USDA Wool Grade 46′s-54′s
Grease Fleece Weight 7-10 pounds
Staple Length 3-4 inches
The sheep of the Texel breed is developed for meat production and is native to the Netherlands. The Texel breed was also exported to the United States of America, New Zealand and Uruguay. But it is very popular in Europe, where it is also one of the most expensive sheep breeds.