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 Name||Coopworth sheep|
|Country/Place of Origin||Australia|
|80 kg (180 lb)|
|Ewe(Female)||65 kg (140 lb)|
|Good for Stall Fed||open grazing|
|Climate Tolerance||local conditions|
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