Merino sheep


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Merino sheep

(mərē`nō), breed intermediate in body size having fine wool, developed in Spain. These sheep are noted for their hardiness and their herding instincts and have been used as parents of several other breeds, notably the Rambouillet of France. Three strains have been developed. Types A and B are strongly and moderately wrinkled, respectively; the C, or Delaine, type is much smoother, and has better combinations of wool and meat qualities. Merinos are white-faced with the rams horned and the ewes hornless.
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The geographic locations and the numbers of samples recruited for each sheep breed Breed Location Kazak (KAZ) North of Xinjiang province Aletai (ALT) Aletai Bashibai (BSB) Taicheng Duolang (DUL) Along Yeerqiang River Qira black (QIB) Qira Bayinbuluke (BYB) Bayinbuluke prairie Hetian (HET) South of Xinjiang province Chinese Merino sheep (CMC) North of Xinjiang province Breed Breeding farm No.
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To test the hypothesis that sheep follicle types differ in susceptibility to cortisol-induced shutdown, 2 groups of Finewool (LL = Low fibre diameter, low coefficient of variation of fibre diameter and LH = Low fibre diameter, high coefficient of variation of fibre diameter) and 2 groups of Strongwool (HL = High fibre diameter, low coefficient of variation of fibre diameter and HH = High fibre diameter, high coefficient of variation of fibre diameter) Merino sheep were selected.
Merino sheep are shorn each spring, typically yielding 12-15 pounds of wool per animal; enough to produce five to seven base layer pieces or about 30 socks.
The process of adaptation of Australian merino sheep to the conditions of the Stavropol Region.
Woolly warmth Merino wool comes off the back of one of the world's toughest animals, the merino sheep, which thrives in New Zealand's high country.
The prevalence of CE in Chinese Merino sheep causes considerable economic problems due to the loss of production.
Special guests also included three North Ashrose Merino sheep and a bottle-fed lamb from South Australia who will be grazing on the balcony overlooking Sydney's famous harbour.
The carcasses of 21,000 Australian merino sheep were piled so high they were falling from the trucks as they trundled along unsealed roads to the makeshift burial ground on the outskirts of Karachi," it said.
A day before the killing, Australian High Commissioner in Islamabad Peter Heyward even issued a statement that welcomed a settlement in which the Australian merino sheep would be processed after independent lab tests confirmed the animals are fit for human consumption.
Screenwriter Dean Craig, who previously penned Death At A Funeral, takes inspiration from The Hangover, condemning his four beleaguered heroes to suffer manifold indignities, including one man trying his hand - ahem - as a veterinarian to remove cocaine-filled condoms from the lower tract of a merino sheep.
Screenwriter Dean Craig, takes inspiration from The Hangover, condemning his four beleaguered heroes to suffer manifold indignities, including one man trying his hand as a veterinarian to remove cocaine-filled condoms from the lower tract of a merino sheep.