Comisana sheep facts

Comisana sheep primarily raised for milk production. They are found in Sicily, Italy. Originated from the Maltese and Sicilian breeds during the 19th century. 

Comisana sheep breed information

Comisana is a medium built sheep with a reddish-brown face.

The breed is polled and a medium wool.

The mature ram weighs around 80 kg (175 lb) and ewes around 50 kg (110 lb).

The mature rams height is around 80 cm at withers and ewes are around 70 cm

Rams yield around 2.5 kg of wool and ewes around 1.3 kg, wool is used to make mattresses as it is of coarse quality.

The milk capacity is around 150 liters per lactation period with 6.5% fat and 5.2% protein.

Lambs are finished at the weight of 9 to 10 kg

Things to know

The name of the breed comes from the place called the commune of Comiso, a province of Ragusa.

Mainly raised in the provinces of Caltanissetta, Enna, and Palermo

According to wiki: “Total numbers for the breed were estimated at 350,000 in 1983, of which 64,500 were registered in the herdbook in 2013 the number recorded in the herdbook was 28,428.”

Brief characteristics of Comisana sheep

Breed NameComisana
Other NameFaccia Rossa and Lentinese
Country/Place of OriginItaly
Breed Purposemilk
Breed Sizemedium
80 kg (175 lb)
Ewe(Female)50 kg (110 lb)
Good for Stall Fedopen grazing 
Climate Tolerancelocal conditions

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