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Wiltshire Horn Sheep, the Origional Meat Sheep

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  • A presentation from the Australian Wiltshire Horn Sheep Breeders Association.

www.wiltshirehorn.asn.au 3.

  • Wiltshire Horn Sheep are one of the horned breeds of short-wooled British sheep used for meat.

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  • They have an ancient heritage and are one of the few original wool shedding sheep breeds.

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  • Ewes as well as rams are horned

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  • Wiltshire Horn Sheep are well-muscled and lean.
  • The meat is top quality and in demand by discerning chefs

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  • Ewes are highly fertile, with the majority of births being twins.

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  • Triplets and quads are not unusual and are usually raised naturally by their mother.

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  • Wiltshire Horns naturally shed their wool in Spring, starting gradually

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  • Then over the next few days more is lost

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  • For most of Spring and Summer they have no wool until it grows back in Autumn

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  • Commercial rams are always available and produce excellent crossbred lambs, whatever the breed of ewe

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  • Lack of wool means no shearing, crutching, dipping, or controversial mulesing.

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  • Wiltshire Horn Sheep are hardy and have the ability to do well in relatively poor conditions and a range of climates.

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  • Hardiness & lack of wool in summer is combined with a good temperament & excellent mothering

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  • to make an ideal sheep for small farmers & organic / permaculture / self-sufficient operations.

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  • and ideal for Australias difficult future.

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  • Buy your Wiltshire Horn Sheep from registered breeders to ensure their heritage.
  • Visitwww.wiltshirehorn.asn.aufor more information and Australian breeders.