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Breeds of Livestock - Norwegian Fur Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Norwegian Fur Sheep

Norwegian Fur

norwfur_1.jpgAlso Known By: Norsk Pels-Sau, Norwegian Pelt

This breed is kept for meat and for the pelt it produces.  They are typically gray or white and both sexes are polled.  The Norwegian Fur originated from Gotland and Old Norwegian breeds.

The adult ewes reach a live weight of 60-70 kg.

Reference:

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

Geir Steinheim, Norway

Photographs:
Liv Astrid Nordheim, Dept. of Animal Science, Agricultural University of Norway. livno@student.nlh.no

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Added January 14, 1998; updated August 7, 2003

 

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