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Breeds of Livestock - Gromark Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Gromark Sheep

Gromark

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    Development of the Gromark began in 1965 in northern NSW, Australia.

    The Gromark is fixed at approximately 50 percent Corriedale and 50 percent Border Leicester. It is a dual-purpose sheep which evolved from objective selection for high growth rate and fertility with final selection being based on visual criteria - wool quality, frame and carcass attributes.

    The Australian Gromark Breed Society was formed in 1979 and has established rules expressing a strong commitment to recording of performance.

    The Gromark is a large-framed breed (ewes average 80kg/175lb) producing large lean lambs and good fleeces with wool fiber diameter being about 80 microns.

    Reference:

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

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