Beulah Speckled Face is primarily raised to cross other breeds to produce market lambs for meat and also make good mothers, produce plenty of milk. The Beulah Speckled Face Sheep has been bred on the hills surrounding Builth Wells, for over one hundred years.
Originated in the Unite kingdom mostly seen in Eppynt, Llanafan Fawr, Abergwesyn, and Llanwrtyd Wells and [arts of Wales.
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Beulah Speckled Face breed information
A medium built breed which has a face free of wool and spots of white on a black body.
The mature rams weigh around 86kg (190 lb) and ewes weigh around 52kg(115 lb).
The fleece weighs around 1.4 kg to 2.5 kg.
The staple length is 7.5 to 12.5 cm and the diameter is 25 microns.
The wool is used in garments and fabrics industries.
Both ewes and rams are polled(no horns).
Things to know
The purebred sheep’s meat is not of export quality as market demands lean meat and fast-growing sheep. So they are crossed with Suffolk, Texel or Bluefaced Leicester to produce market demanding lambs.
They are considered easy-to-handle, not a high maintenance breed.
The Beulah Speckled-Faced Sheep Society was founded in 1958, Wales.
Brief characteristics of Beulah Speckled Face
|Breed Name||Beulah Speckled Face|
|Country/Place of Origin||United Kingdom|
|86kg (190 lb)|
|Good for Stall Fed||open grazing|
|Climate Tolerance||local conditions|