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Breeds of Livestock - South Suffolk Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - South Suffolk Sheep

South Suffolk

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    The South Suffolk is a fixed cross between the Suffolk and the Southdown breeds. It was introduced into Australia in 1958.

    The South Suffolk is hornless. The head, legs and feet are brown to black. The breed's main role is for use as a sire over other straight and cross breeds, for the production of fast-growing prime lambs.

    Its wool is of the fine Downs type, and measures 24 to 26 micron in fiber diameter. Fertility levels are high.

    Reference:

      Handbook of Australian Livestock, Australian Meat & Livestock Corporation,1989, 3rd Edition
    Photographs:
      Handbook of Australian Livestock, Australian Meat & Livestock Corporation,1989, 3rd Edition

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