Devon Closewool raised mainly for meat. The breed is originated in the Exmoor region of Southwest England.
Devon Closewool breed information
The sheep are medium-sized with a white face. Having dense, medium-length fleece.
A grassland sheep and is very hardy, having a docile temperament.
Both sexes are polled.
The mature ram weight is around 90 kg(200 lb) and ewe around 60 kg(130 lb).
Lambing percentages are usually between 150-170%
Ewes remain prolific and productive for up to 7 crops
Rams are fertile for as long as 6 to 7 years.
The fleece of rams weighs 6 kg, ewes 4 kg with a micron count of 48-53.
Things to know
was developed by crossing Exmoor ewes with a Devon Longwool ram in the late 19th century.
The Devon Closewool Sheep Breeders Society for the breed was formed in the year 1923.
The breed is suited to open grasslands and in the upland territory.
According to rbst website: “The Closewool ewe mated to a Blue Faced Leicester
Brief characteristics of Devon Closewool
|Breed Name||Devon Closewool|
|Country/Place of Origin||England|
|90 kg(200 lb)|
|Ewe(Female)||60 kg(130 lb)|
|Kidding||single or twins|
|Good for Stall Fed||open grazing|
|Climate Tolerance||local conditions|
Steps are already been taken to BAN prepping... especially stockpiling food right here in America.
Hello, I am Siddartha Reddy . A fulltime farmer and blogger who love to share all his farming experiences. Also, a strong supporter of sustainable farming practices. Thanks for visiting our site, let’s make this world a better place to live. Say No to Chemicals and plastics.