Cormo Sheep facts

Cormo sheep raised mainly for wool. The breed is from Australia. A cross with Corriedale and Merion resulted in Cormoin’s early 1960’s.

Cormo sheep breed information

Long-staple, white high-yield wool (average fleece weight 5.5 kg – 12 lbs), with a staple length of 2.5 to 4 inches long.

Soft, dense fleece with exceptional consistency. The fiber diameter is around 21 to 23 microns.

Resistance to fleece rot and mycotic dermatitis.

High fertility with over 110 percent of lambs weaned.

Easy management with no stalling or artificial feeding, a quiet group with strong flocking instincts

Easy delivery with high chances of twinning.

Things to know

The breed is developed in Tasmania, Australia.

The name Cormo is from the parent breeds names, Corriedale and Merino.

Corno sheep are suited for the open rangelands and the suburban small farm.

Cormos have also been exported to Argentina, China, the United States, Italy, and Belgium.

Brief characteristics of Cormo sheep

Breed NameCoopworth sheep
Other Name
Country/Place of OriginAustralia
Breed Purposewool
Breed Sizemedium
Weight
Ram(Male)
80 kg (180 lb)
Ewe(Female)65 kg (140 lb)
Kiddingtwins
Good for Stall Fedopen grazing 
Climate Tolerancelocal conditions

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