Breed Description

Corriedale sheep are a dual purpose breed, used for both meat and wool. They were developed as a cross of Merino and Lincoln in Australia and New Zealand in the late 19th century [1].

Wool Characteristics

  • Medium-Fine
  • Soft
  • The average staple length is between 3-5 inches [2]
  • Wool is generally less than 28-33 micron (µm)

Country of Origin: Australia and New Zealand

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