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Wiltshire Horn Sheep
Wiltshire Horn Sheep
Wiltshire Horn Sheep
Wiltshire Horn Sheep
Wiltshire Horn Sheep
Wiltshire Horn Sheep
Wiltshire Horn Sheep
Wiltshire Horn Sheep
Wiltshire Horn Sheep
Wiltshire Horn Sheep
Wiltshire Horn Sheep
Wiltshire Horn Sheep
Wiltshire Horn Sheep
Wiltshire Horn Sheep
Wiltshire Horn Sheep
Wiltshire Horn Sheep
Wiltshire Horn Sheep
Wiltshire Horn Sheep
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Wiltshire Horn Sheep

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Wiltshire Horn Sheep, the Origional Meat Sheep

Wiltshire Horn Sheep, the Origional Meat Sheep

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  • 2. <ul><li>A presentation from the Australian Wiltshire Horn Sheep Breeders Association. </li></ul>www.wiltshirehorn.asn.au
  • 3. <ul><li>Wiltshire Horn Sheep are one of the horned breeds of short-wooled British sheep used for meat. </li></ul>
  • 4. <ul><li>They have an ancient heritage and are one of the few original wool shedding sheep breeds. </li></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>Ewes as well as rams are horned </li></ul>
  • 6. <ul><li>Wiltshire Horn Sheep are well-muscled and lean. </li></ul><ul><li>The meat is top quality and in demand by discerning chefs </li></ul>
  • 7. <ul><li>Ewes are highly fertile, with the majority of births being twins. </li></ul>
  • 8. <ul><li>Triplets and quads are not unusual and are usually raised naturally by their mother. </li></ul>
  • 9. <ul><li>Wiltshire Horns naturally shed their wool in Spring, starting gradually… </li></ul>
  • 10. <ul><li>Then over the next few days more is lost </li></ul>
  • 11. <ul><li>For most of Spring and Summer they have no wool until it grows back in Autumn </li></ul>
  • 12. <ul><li>Commercial rams are always available and produce excellent crossbred lambs, whatever the breed of ewe </li></ul>
  • 13. <ul><li>Lack of wool means no shearing, crutching, dipping, or controversial mulesing. </li></ul>
  • 14. <ul><li>Wiltshire Horn Sheep are hardy and have the ability to do well in relatively poor conditions and a range of climates. </li></ul>
  • 15. <ul><li>Hardiness & lack of wool in summer is combined with a good temperament & excellent mothering… </li></ul>
  • 16. <ul><li>… to make an ideal sheep for small farmers & organic / permaculture / self-sufficient operations. </li></ul>
  • 17. <ul><li>… and ideal for Australia’s difficult future. </li></ul>
  • 18. <ul><li>Buy your Wiltshire Horn Sheep from registered breeders to ensure their heritage. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit www.wiltshirehorn.asn.au for more information and Australian breeders. </li></ul>

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