Breed Santa Ines

Brazilian breed of sheep - Santa Ines, characterization, description, photos

Brazilian breed of sheep – Santa Ines, characterization, description, photos

A relatively new type of sheep, set up in the districts of Brazil, as a meat-selfish. In the middle of the 20th century, farmers crossed the Italian sheep with a sheep which had previously lived in this place, so set up the Santa Ynez.

Short-legged, little sheep with a relatively short and thick hair dark shades of red and brown, there are also monochromatic light or dappled color. The ears are hanging, long, thin tail, moderately long, oval-shaped head with a hump on his face. The breed is not is large, rams into adulthood are becoming 80 cm and weigh under 160 kg, sheep are becoming at the withers 75 cm at the withers with a body weight of 70-90 kg.

Sheep souse 1-2 times a year, birth is easy. Newborn lambs weigh from 3 to 6 kg, they immediately begin to actively grow and develop. Milk sheep Santa Ines is very nutritious, lamb feeding on their mother’s milk can be added to 0.4 kg of body weight per day. Lactation in sheep can last up to 8 months.

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