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 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.
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.