Morada Nova sheep characteristics

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 NameMorada Nova Sheep
Other Name 
Country/Place of OriginBrazil
Breed Purposeamericameat and hide
Breed Sizesmall
40 kg (88 lb)
Ewe(Female)30 kg (66 lb)
Kiddingsingle or twins
Good for Stall Fedopen grazing 
Climate Tolerancelocal conditions

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