The German Mutton Merino sheep in South Africa and its wool production

Heinichen, W.

Tierzuchter 20: 82-83


Accession: 014713760

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First imported into South Africa in 1932, the Mutton Merino now numbers 25, 000 in 320 flocks entered in the South African flock book. Mutton Merinos have adapted well to South African conditions and produce good quality carcasses; lambs reach a slaughter weight of 15-18 kg. at 3-4 mths. of age. Fertility is very good and lambing percentage averages 130-140.