Hair, Meat, and Dairy Types.  Meat Breeds  Ewe Breeds  Dual Purpose Breeds  Wool Breeds  Hair Breeds Five Classifications - 26 – 30 Breeds in US

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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p>Hair, Meat, and Dairy Types Slide 2 Meat Breeds Ewe Breeds Dual Purpose Breeds Wool Breeds Hair Breeds Five Classifications - 26 30 Breeds in US - Only 8- 10 Industry Impact Ms.Simmons2 Slide 3 Developed: Suffolk county England Characteristics: Black head and legs (Free of any wool) Largest breed of sheep Rams up to 350 lbs Ewe up to 250 lbs Noted For: Rapid growth rates, and carcass traits Suffolk Ms.Simmons3 Slide 4 zOrigin: England zBlack face zMeat type zLarge frame/growth z# 1 ram breed Suffolk Ms.Simmons4 Slide 5 Developed: Hampshire county England Characteristics: Black head and legs with wool on them Rams can weigh up to 325 Ewes can weigh up to 225 lbs Noted For: Fast rates of growth and excellent muscling Hampshire Ms.Simmons5 Slide 6 zOrigin: England zBlack face zMeat type zExcellent carcass zMedium wool z# 2 Ram breed Hampshire Ms.Simmons6 Slide 7 Developed: Hampshire county England Characteristics: Mouse colored muzzle and legs with wool on legs Smaller sized Rams can weigh up to 200 Ewes can weigh up to 150 lbs Noted For: Calm docile sheep, gained popularity due to size for young exhibitors Southdowns Ms.Simmons7 Slide 8 zOrigin: England zBase of all meat breeds zMedium wool zEarly maturing zMuscular, light weight carcasses Southdown Ms.Simmons8 Slide 9 Developed: Spain Characteristics: White points, long fleece Rams 220 lbs, Ewes 150 lbs Noted For: Highest Quality fleece, up to 14 lbs Finest Fleece Maternal Strengths Merino Ms.Simmons9 Slide 10 zOrigin: Spain zWhite face zGregarious zFine wool zRams = horned zEwes = polled zWool on shanks zWool blindness Merino Ms.Simmons10 Slide 11 Developed: In France from Merino Characteristics: White with long wool Ram 300 lbs, ewe 250 lbs Noted For: Excellent mothering Hardiness Western Breed Quality wool, Heavy fleece up to 18 lbs Rambouillet Ms.Simmons11 Slide 12 zOrigin: France zWhite face zGregarious zFine wool zRams = horned zEwes = polled zPredominant fine wool breed in U.S. Rambouillet Ms.Simmons12 Slide 13 Developed: First breed developed in the US Univ of Wyoming Western Range Rambioullet X Lincoln (meat) Characteristics: Large Sheep Rams Rams 300 lbs Ewes 225 lbs Noted For: Mothering Characteristics Good Carcasses Columbia Ms.Simmons13 Slide 14 zOrigin: U.S. zCross of Lincoln &amp; Rambouillet zMeat and wool type zLarge frame/growth zGood mothers Columbia Ms.Simmons14 Slide 15 Ms.Simmons15 Slide 16 zOrigin: Angora zMohair Production zSheared twice/year zHorned zSmall Frame zRequire extra management at Kidding Angora Ms.Simmons16 Slide 17 zOrigin: South Africa zMeat Type zHorned zEarly Puberty zExtended Breeding Season zHeavy Muscle Boer Ms.Simmons17 Slide 18 zOrigin: U.S. (1500s) zSmall/ Agile zHardy zSmall Udders zGood foragers Spanish Ms.Simmons18 Slide 19 zOrigin: New Zealand zHorned zTwinning zIncreased growth Kiko Ms.Simmons19 Slide 20 zOrigin: French Alps zDairy type zHardy zColors: yWhite yFawn yGrey yBlack brown Alpine Ms.Simmons20 Slide 21 zOrigin:Oregon zShort Ears zDairy Type Lamancha Ms.Simmons21 Slide 22 zOrigin: England zDual purpose zVery popular cross with meat type goats zLarge frame zExtended breeding season zAdapts to hot environment Nubian Ms.Simmons22 Slide 23 zOrigin: Switzerland zOldest known dairy breed zMedium frame size zDark color with white ears and white stripes down face. zExcellent udder quality zBest suited for cool climates Toggenburg Ms.Simmons23 Slide 24 zOrigin: Switzerland zHeavy milkers zWhite color zSensitive to excessive sunlight and hot climates Saanen Ms.Simmons24 Slide 25 Ms.Simmons25 </p>