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UsesLamb, hogget, mutton. Wool: blends for fine wools, cloth and knitwear.
ClassDown breed. Polled.
ColourBlack face and legs. White fleece
ParentageIndigenous sheep of Staffordshire and Shropshire
WoolA creamy white soft wool
Fleece2 - 3 kg
Staple Length6 - 10 cm
Micron Range31 - 33
The Shropshire Sheep Breeders Association & Flock Book Society
The Shropshire sheep breed has been successfully used for grazing within plantations and orchards because it shows little or no interest in stripping bark or foliage from trees. Shropshires may be one of the only native breeds with this trait. This attribute makes them ideally suited to organic farm environments when used to control weed growth and keep pasture short for access in established plantations and orchards.