Beltex Sheep is raised primarily for mating with ewes to produce lambs for meat. A cross of Belgian and Texel sheep, which is originated from Belgium. The Belgian Texels were exported to the united kingdom in 1980;s which resulted in Beltex we see today.
This Beltex sheep is unique for its very high kill-out percentage and superb carcass quality. Though they look medium, their carcass weight is 65% of live weight.
Beltex Sheep breed information
The breed is white-faced sheep with medium built.
The wool is of medium length.
Beltex Sheep rams weigh around 90 kg (200 lbs) and ewes weigh70 kg (150 lbs).
The height of ram at withers is 60cm (24 in) and ewe is around 50 cm (20 in)
The staple length of fleece is medium and it is dense. The tight fleece makes a good protective birth coat to the lamb.
Things to know
The name Beltex has come from ‘Bel’ place of origin and ‘tex’ the primary ancestor the Texel sheep(Netherlands).
It can also be called a Heavy muscled breed of Belgium.
A lot of muscle with a minimal amount of bone makes this breed most sought after for more carcass.
They likewise have a notoriety for being prized stud creatures for essentially some other assortment of sheep; sheep with Beltex blood will, in general, be solid and develop rapidly.
Brief characteristics of Beltex Sheep
|Breed Name||Beltex sheep|
|Country/Place of Origin||Belgium|
|90 kg (200 lbs)|
|Ewe(Female)||70 kg (150 lbs)|
|Good for Stall Fed||open grazing|
|Climate Tolerance||Native Climates|
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