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Breeds of Livestock - Comeback Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Comeback Sheep

Comeback

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This describes a type of sheep which was first developed by crossing a British long-wool cross back to the Merino.

More recently Comebacks have been produced by crossing breeds such as the Corriedale and Polwarth with the Merino. Australia has approximately three million Comebacks which are mainly concentrated in cool wet areas.

Although close to the Merino in type, Comebacks are selected to maximize production of meat as well as wool.

Their wool is bulky with a stable length of more than 110mm and fineness ranging from 21-25 microns.

Reference:

Handbook of Australian Livestock, Australian Meat & Livestock Corporation,1989, 3rd Edition

Images:

Handbook of Australian Livestock, Australian Meat & Livestock Corporation,1989, 3rd Edition

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Last Update April 9, 1996

 

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