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Breeds of Livestock - Lati Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Lati Sheep

Lati

lati.jpgAlso Known As: Salt Range

The Lati is a fat tailed mutton and wool breed found in the Salt Range hills and the surrounding areas including districts of Rawalpini, Attock and Jhelum and parts of Mianwali and Sargodha districts in Punjab Province, Pakistan.

They are a medium size with a white body coat with a tan or tan spotted head. The wool yield is 1.5 kg (medium; fiber diameter 34.9m). Their ears are small and the tail is a medium sized hanging fat tail. They have a low fiber density.

Reference:
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.

Muhammad Tahir, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Breeding & Genetics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Photographs:
R. E. McDowell, Professor Emeritus of International Animal Science, Cornell University, and provided by Paul O. Brackelsberg, Professor of Animal Science, Iowa State University

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Updated April 23, 1997

 

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