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Tag: woolliest sheep

  • Friday, October 14th 2016 - 09:37 UTC

    Falkland Island farmers tour Australia for improved sheep genetics

    Per annum FLH produces approximately 500,000 kilograms of greasy wool, from a Polwarth/Merino-type sheep. The fibre diameter averages 24-25 microns.

    Three Falkland Islands farmers and the general manager of Falklands Landholdings Corporation recently travelled to Australia as part of the ongoing search for improvements to lamb survival rates in the Falklands. Touring farms in both Queensland and New South Wales, the group spent three weeks inspecting Australian studs in search of better fat and muscle values in young rams.

  • Monday, September 1st 2014 - 13:57 UTC

    Tasmania farmer catches the world woolliest sheep: Merino with 20 kilo fleece

    “He couldn't see very well because of the wool over his face, so I snuck up behind him and grabbed him,” Peter Hazell said.

    Two Australian farmers from Tasmania have found what they hope to prove is the world's woolliest sheep. Peter Hazell said he had no trouble capturing the animal, which was wandering with its vision obscured by wool in scrubland on his property in Tasmania's Midlands on Sunday.