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.
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.