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Breeds of Livestock - Nellore Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Nellore Sheep

Nellore

The Nellore are a hair sheep breed found in the northern Andhra Pradesh of India, primarly surrounding the city of Nellore. They are a meat breed of the south India hair type. They are found in three color varities: white (Palla) white with black spots on face (Jodipi) and red-brown (Dora). The males are horned and the females are naturally hornless.

The mature ewes average 30-35 kg and a height of 30-34 inches. Mature males average 40-45 kg with a height of 36-40 inches. Lamb birthweight is 2.5 - 3 kg.

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Reference:

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

Ahmadulla Khan, khankmcr@yahoo.com, Mohammadi sheep farm, Z-Gangavaram, Setty palem, Makarpalem Mandal, Narsipatnam, District-Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

Photographs:

Ahmadulla Khan, khankmcr@yahoo.com, Mohammadi sheep farm, Z-Gangavaram, Setty palem, Makarpalem Mandal, Narsipatnam, District-Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.


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