Meatmaster sheep mainly raised for meat. The breed is native to South Africa. The purpose of Meatmaster sheep is to improve the meat characteristics of Arifcan fat-tailed sheep.
Meatmaster sheep breed information
Meatmaster breed is a medium-sized sheep with a fat-tail and comes in different colors.
Meatmaster breed is a hairy sheep, it does not have wool.
The adult Meatmaster breed ram weighs 90 kg (200 lb) and ewe weighs 65 kg (145 lb).
Meatmaster breed has a good distribution of fat and increased the muscle amount. By retaining the hairy coat, flocking instinct and resistance to tick-borne diseases.
Good mothering instincts, both sexes are either polled or horned and very hardy.
lambing rate of between 127% and 133 %.
The main focus of this breed is meat production.
Things to know
The problem with fat-tailed sheep was slow to mature, lacked muscling and poot fat distribution. But they were good at hardiness and suitable for desert.
Today, Meatmaster bloodlines may be a composite of any number of breeds, such as Van Rooy or South African Meat Merino, but must contain Damara breeding
Once the demand for Meatmaster increased then the breed got registered. In 2007, the Meatmaster breed is registered and in 2008 the breed society was formed.
Brief characteristics of Meatmaster sheep
|Breed Name||Meatmaster sheep|
|Country/Place of Origin||South Africa|
|90 kg (200 lb)|
|Ewe(Female)||65 kg (145 lb)|
|Kidding||single or twins|
|Good for Stall Fed||open grazing|
|Climate Tolerance||local conditions|
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