Italians breeds

Merinizzata Italiana
Italian breeds of sheep

Origin and diffusion

A newly constituted breed by crossbreeding Italian Merinos, Gentile di Puglia e Sopravissana, with European Merinos (Ile de Frace, Berichonne du Cher, Merinolandschaf, ecc.). These crossings were made in order to get sheep with a better attitude to meat production.
It is reared in regions like Calabria, Campania, Lazio, Marche, Molise, Puglia e Umbria.

Morphological and economic characteristics

- Male: 90 kg
- Female: 70 kg

The coat is white and the skin is rosy. It is a distinctly meat breed (and wool).

Merinizzata Italiana Female of Merinizzata Italiana

Merinizzata Italiana Merinizzata Italiana

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