Morada Nova sheep raised primarily for meat. The breed is originated from the state of Ceará, in Nordeste, the north-eastern region of Brazil. One of Brazilian woolless sheep.
sheep breed information
Morada Nova is a small-sized breed that is raised primarily for meat that is red in color and sometimes white.
The adult Morada Nova ram weighs 40 kg (88 lb) and ewe weighs 30 kg (66 lb).
The height of Morada Nova ram is 65 cm at withers and ewe is 61 cm at withers.
The slaughtering age of Morada Nova sheep is when they reach 18 to 24 months of age with a weight of 25 to 35 kg.
The litter size is 1.3 to 1.7 and Occasional twins.
Hardy breed well adapted to the conditions of the sertão and also forage in the caatinga srub.
Morada Nova hides are used in the leather industry.
Things to know
No shearing takes place for Morada Nova breed.
No milking happens, as the milk will be just enough for their young lambs.
The Morada Nova does have a breed association in Brazil.
Brief characteristics of Morada Nova sheep
|Breed Name||Morada Nova Sheep|
|Country/Place of Origin||Brazil|
|Breed Purposeamerica||meat and hide|
|40 kg (88 lb)|
|Ewe(Female)||30 kg (66 lb)|
|Kidding||single or twins|
|Good for Stall Fed||open grazing|
|Climate Tolerance||local conditions|
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