Breed Description

Merino is a breed of sheep that is prized for its wool. They originated in Spain as far back as the 12th century, and were said to be instrumental in the economic development of 15th and 16 century Spain [1].

Wool Characteristics

  • Fine
  • Soft
  • The average staple length is between 2.6-3.9 inches [2]
  • Wool is generally less than 24 micron (µm)
Country of Origin: Spain

Breed Specific Information


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