Llanwenog sheep primarily raised for meat. The breed is originated in Wales, United Kingdom. Llanwenogs are known for their prolificacy and few footrot problems.
Llanwenog sheep breed information
The Llanwenog sheep are medium-sized with medium length wool and have blackface.
The head and ears are black and both the sexes are polled.
The mature Llanwenog ram weighs 90 kg (195 lb) and ewe weigh 55 kg (120 lb).
The ewes produce twins and lambs are fast-growing.
The Llanwenog ewes are known for their good mothering traits and easy lambing.
The lambing percentage is around 200.
The lambs are market-ready when they reach a weight of 20 kg in a span of 2 months.
The fleece weight of Llanwenog is around 2 to 2.5 kg with a staple length of 6 to 10 cm and a quality of 50 to 56s.
The main uses of wool have been for hand knitting, tweeds, and hosiery.
The Llanwenog sheep have very docile temperament can be easily handled and contained.
The sheep can live up to 10 to 12 years.
Things to know
The Llanwenog sheep were developed from the Shropshire, Llanllwni, Welsh Mountain, and Clun Forest breeds in the 19th century.
When Llanwenog sheep are crossed with a terminal sire a good meat lamb is produced.
The Llanwenog sheep breed association was formed in 1957.
Brief characteristics of Llanwenog sheep
|Breed Name||Llanwenog sheep|
|Other Name||Blackface, Shropshire Crosses|
|Country/Place of Origin||Wales, United Kingdom|
|90 kg (195 lb)|
|Ewe(Female)||55 kg (120 lb)|
|Kidding||single or twins|
|Good for Stall Fed||open grazing|
|Climate Tolerance||all conditions|
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