Devon Longwool raised primarily for mutton and long-wool. The breed is native to Devon in the UK. The breed is developed by crossing Leicester Longwool with Southam Nott and Bampton Nott.
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Devon Longwool breed information
Devon Longwool is a large breed with a bulkier body and white color.
Both sexes are polled.
As the name suggests the sheep have long wool fleece.
Fully grown mature ram weighs 110 kg(242 lb) and ewe weighs 80 kg(175 lb).
The average fleece produced per sheep per year is 7 to 10 kg.
The fleece has a staple length of 20 to 25 cm.
The wool is used in rugs and carpet
The meat is of high quality. Lambs are finished at the age of 4 months.
When crossed with good terminal sire, the ewes produce good fast-growing lambs.
The breed is hardy and adapts to all climatic conditions.
LAmbing percentage is 150.
Eves make excellent mothers and even lambs have good growth rates.
Brief characteristics of Devon Longwool
|Breed Name||Devon Longwool|
|Country/Place of Origin||England|
|110 kg(242 lb)|
|Ewe(Female)||80 kg(175 lb)|
|Good for Stall Fed||open grazing|
|Climate Tolerance||local conditions|