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Breeds of Livestock - Massese Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Massese Sheep

Massese

massese-1.jpgAlso Known By: Fornese

The Massese is a carpet wool breed kept for both milk and meat production. Belonging to the Apennine group it is similar to the Garfagnina but smaller and grey or brown with a dark head. Both sexes are horned and show a distinctive roman-nose. The herdbook was established in 1971.

Reference:

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

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Photographs:
Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia, provided by: Dott. Paolo Bani, Istituto di Zootecnica, Università 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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Added Tuesday, December 21, 1999; updated February 22, 2002

 

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