Charollais sheep

Meat breed of sheep - Charolais, description, photos, characteristics

Meat breed of sheep – Charolais, description, photos, characteristics

Charollais – breed of sheep, bred in France in the nineteenth century. By crossing the long-haired sheep with Leicester and Sauzdaunami for production of meat and wool. Leather gray or pink color, hair is thick, medium fineness and quality, white with dark spots. Sheep grow up to 80 cm at the withers, and the sheep – 70 cm; adult male body weight becomes about 150 kg, females – 90 kg. Newborn lambs can weigh from 3 to 6 kg, depending on the number of offspring: the more young sheep giving birth, the less they weigh.

Bring offspring sheep once a year and the average result of two lambs. Young females are ready for their first mating early as 7 months of age. Childbirth is easy and fast, without any harm to the sheep and lamb. Charolais sheep prized for its meat quality and good yield (about 60%).

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