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woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat

a timid defenseless simpleton who is readily preyed upon

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a docile and vulnerable person who would rather follow than make an independent decision

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Ahmed bin Mohammed Ali said in a press statement today that more than 97,300 sacrificial meat sheep and 86 sacrificial meat camels and cows were distributed to pilgrims and poor people during the blessed Eid Al-Adha, pointing out that it is scheduled to distribute sacrificial meat to 22 countries by land and sea in this year's Hajj season.
Other topics include using the fat tail and body scores to estimate lamb weights in fat-tailed meat sheep, the simplification of milk recording in dairy cattle for low input system, and comparing costs of conventional and electronic identification of sheep and goats in Spain.
Mr Chamberlain will be hosting a mission of six Romanians who have particular interests in meat sheep production and are on a four-day fact finding tour built around North Sheep.
Plans were made to create a breeding farm for the maintenance of southern meat sheep.
2003) reported high estimates of direct heritability for birth weight ranged from 0.33 to 0.54 for Arabi Puglia lamb Mehrban Multibreed meat sheep Sangsari sheep Muzaffernagri and Crossbred sheep in Iran Italy India Brazil and Ethiopia under various environmental conditions.
Suffolk sheep are common in my area, and I've had dozens of farmers tell me, "They're meat sheep, not any good for wool." In fact, many Suffolk farmers in the United States view the wool as an added expense, because they have to pay to have their sheep sheared every year, and they end up selling the wool to brokers at a loss.
Meat sheep can be of the wool variety or hair variety.
In conclusion, the mutations -956 (T [right arrow] C), -41 (C [right arrow] A) and 6223 (G [right arrow] A) involved in Haplo2 and 8 may be associated with the double-muscling trait by influencing myostatin function and be suitable markers in selecting meat sheep. (Key Words : Double Muscle, SSCP, Phenotype, Haplotype)