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Merino Sheep Types - Breeds of Livestock

Merino is a type of breed which is known for its excellent wool quality. Its origins around founded in Spain near the beginning of the 12th century. Like all sheep, the Merino is descended from the Mouflon, wild sheep. Most of the world sheep population are wool producers. The Merino was imported to Australia where the worlds highest quality of wool is produced. The Merino always had a fine quality wool, but in Australia it was refined through selective breeding. The Merino is a medium sized sheep with white legs and faces.

Merino Sheep Types - Breeds of Livestock

Merino Sheep Types

Booroola Merino

Delaine Merino

Fonthill Merino

German Mutton Merino

Medium-Wool Merino

Merinolandschaf

Poll Merino

South African Merino

South African Mutton Merino

Strong Wool Merino

 


 

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