wiltshire horn sheep
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DESCRIPTIONWiltshire Horn Sheep, the Origional Meat Sheep
- A presentation from the Australian Wiltshire Horn Sheep Breeders Association.
- Wiltshire Horn Sheep are one of the horned breeds of short-wooled British sheep used for meat.
- They have an ancient heritage and are one of the few original wool shedding sheep breeds.
- Ewes as well as rams are horned
- Wiltshire Horn Sheep are well-muscled and lean.
- The meat is top quality and in demand by discerning chefs
- Ewes are highly fertile, with the majority of births being twins.
- Triplets and quads are not unusual and are usually raised naturally by their mother.
- Wiltshire Horns naturally shed their wool in Spring, starting gradually
- Then over the next few days more is lost
- For most of Spring and Summer they have no wool until it grows back in Autumn
- Commercial rams are always available and produce excellent crossbred lambs, whatever the breed of ewe
- Lack of wool means no shearing, crutching, dipping, or controversial mulesing.
- Wiltshire Horn Sheep are hardy and have the ability to do well in relatively poor conditions and a range of climates.
- Hardiness & lack of wool in summer is combined with a good temperament & excellent mothering
- to make an ideal sheep for small farmers & organic / permaculture / self-sufficient operations.
- and ideal for Australias difficult future.
- Buy your Wiltshire Horn Sheep from registered breeders to ensure their heritage.
- Visitwww.wiltshirehorn.asn.aufor more information and Australian breeders.