Italians breeds

Italian breeds of sheep

Origin and diffusion

An autochthonous sheep breed from Visso in the province of Macerata (Marche), in Mount Sibillini. It belongs to Apennine group; it is reared in the high hills and is a rustic breed able to make the most of poor pastures. It is reared in the central Umbrian Apennine, of the Marches, of Latium and in some areas bordering Tuscany.

Morphological and economic characteristics

Size: medium-small
Height at the withers:
- Male: 70 cm
- Female: 60 cm
- Male: 50-55 kg
- Female: 40-45 kg

Uni coloured: white.
Uses: meat, milk and wool.

Vissana Sheep Vissana (photo

Visso (Macerata) - Marche





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