Shropshire - Sheep

Shropshire Shearling ewe. Courtesy of the Shropshire Sheep Breeders Association

Shropshire Details

Uses
Lamb, hogget, mutton. Wool: blends for fine wools, cloth and knitwear.
Origin
Shropshire
Class
Down breed. Polled.
Colour
Black face and legs. White fleece
Parentage
Indigenous sheep of Staffordshire and Shropshire
Wool
A creamy white soft wool
Fleece
2 - 3 kg
Staple Length
6 - 10 cm
Micron Range
31 - 33
Breed Club

The Shropshire Sheep Breeders Association & Flock Book Society
www.shropshire-sheep.co.uk

Shropshire Description

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.


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