Biellese

Also Known By:  Biellese-Bergamasca

This breed is from the Piedmont region of Italy.  It is a carpet wool breed used for meat production.  One of the Lop-eared Alpine group of sheep breeds, the Biellese is polled.
 

Reference:

Mason, I.L. World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds. Third Edition. C.A.B International. 1988

Photographs:

Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia, provided by: Dott. Paolo Bani, Istituto di Zootecnica, UniversitÓ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Via Emilia Parmense, 84, 29100 Piacenza, ITALY

Pier Davide Pozzo, Lane d'Italia, Corso G. Pella, 16, 13900 Biella Italy

 

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