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Polwarth Sheep

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Scientific name: Ovis aries

Country / Place of origin: Australia

History: Polwarth Sheep are a dual purpose (meat and wool) breed which was developed in Victoria Australia in 1880. They were first bred as three-quarter Merino Sheep and one-quarter Lincoln Sheep. They are large, predominantly polled sheep with long, soft, quite fine wool and produce good meat carcases.

Polwarths do well in a mix of hot and cold temperatures, low to high rainfall, and either hill and high country, or lowland environments. Polwarths have been exported into many countries, including South America where they are known as Ideals. The Polwarth Sheepbreeders' Association of Australia was formed in 1918 and the studbook closed in 1948.

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