merino sheep

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Synonyms for merino sheep

white sheep originating in Spain and producing a heavy fleece of exceptional quality


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According to the organizers, the aim of the fair is increasing a number of merino sheep, as well as improving the quality of wool.
Similarly, M1 is sheared from Merino sheep and M9 from a merino's lamb while X1 is the wool that is of lowest quality, harvested from the head or under the belly."We sell a kilo of M1 for Sh265 while C1 goes for Sh260.
They raided her village in Kamelei, Marakwet East, making away with at least 300 cows and 3,000 merino sheep.
Hatcher, Atkins and Safari (2010), for Australian Merino sheep verified the largest variation in the direct additive random effect (24%, 0.10 [+ or -] 0.01) of the phenotypic variance (0.42 [+ or -] 0.01) observed for birth weight, followed by maternal genetic variance (14.9%, 0.06 [+ or -] 0.01) and maternal environmental variance (9.7%, 0.04 [+ or -] 0.01), thus presenting a direct heritability higher than the phenotypic variation attributed to the maternal permanent environment (0.24 vs.
After arriving in Geneva in the 1840s, Eli and Jerusha Peck built the Italianate house in 1869 befitting their stature attained by raising renowned Merino sheep. Nearly symmetrical with a hipped roof, central cupola and carved lintels, the structure served as home to four generations of the Peck family.
Later, back at the family house, the boys celebrate the night before the wedding by getting drunk and kidnapping Ramsy, the prize Merino sheep belonging to Mia's intimidating parents.
The frequency observed for Hungarian Merino sheep was 0.74 allele C (n=38), which was similar for breed groups: Awassi, Tsigaja, Brith Milk Sheep (0.6 allele C; n=5), and Lacaune (1.0 allele C; n=5).
In a herd, merino sheep follow a predictable pattern of spreading out and clustering together.
Merino sheep are traditionally bred for their wool and officials explained Chris could die if his fleece was not cut immediately.
Pakistan had been a major victim of bioterrorism; faced different issues like in 2002, about 22,000 merino sheep were imported from Australia for Bahrain, but they refused to unload and these sheep were unloaded in Karachi.
Unlike traditional wool garments, which can be coarse and itchy, fabric made from merino wool is extremely soft because merino sheep hairs are longer and about half as thick, which makes them far more flexible.
Merino sheep have been bred in Tasmania for over 180 years.
Pick up a fierce-looking Manx Loaghtan, snag a heavy-duty Merino sheep, or get a Churra, whose ancestors probably came to North America with Christopher Columbus.
Most of these were derived from Merino sheep and the breed continues to dominate the world sheep industry.