Canadian Arcott sheep characteristics

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Canadian Arcott is raised to exhibit strong meat characteristics. The breed is developed in the Animal research center in Ottawa (Arcott), Canada. According to Wikipedia, the crossbreeding of  Suffolk (37%), Ile de France (28%), Leicester (14%), North Country Cheviot (7%) and Romney (6%); the remaining 8% was contributed from Shropshire, Lincoln, Southdown Dorset, East FriesianFinnsheep and Corriedale.

Canadian Arcott breed information

The breed is medium-sized, which is short.

Canadian Arcott mature ram weighs around 80 to 100 kg (180 lbs) and ewe around  75 to 95 kg (165 lbs).

The new-born lamb weighs around 4 kg, it will reach market weight at 120 days of age with 37 kg.

The ewes are easy Lambers and require low to medium maintenance.

They produce an excellent carcass with good meat to bone ratio.

Ewes reach sexual maturity around 230 days and they lamb in an interval of 8 months. the lambing period is between February and October.

The lamb/ewe percentage is around 180%.

The staple length of wool is 8 to 10 cm and around 25 to 33 micron.

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The excellent characteristic is the lambs grow at rapid rates ad produce excellent carcass meat.

Canadian Arcott Rams are used to coss breed other ewes to improve their meat characteristics.

The ewes are still very maternal and great milkers, but they do not produce the quads and quints that the Rideau Arcott is known for.

Brief characteristics of  Canadian Arcott sheep

Breed NameCanadian Arcott
Other Name
Country/Place of OriginCanada
Breed Purpose Meat
Breed Sizemedium
Weight
Ram(Male)
80 to 100 kg (180 lbs)
Ewe(Female) 75 to 95 kg (165 lbs)
Kiddingsingle or twins
Good for Stall Fedopen grazing /confinement
Climate Tolerancelocal conditions

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