[6], The breed was developed between 1868 and 1910. The Corriedale is internationally farmed, in Australia, New Zealand, the United States of America, Southern Brazil, Uruguay and Patagonia. We are currently looking for high resolution pictures of any of the breeds. They adapt well to a wide range of climate conditions. Please mail your original copies with our email form The Corriedale is the oldest of all the crossbred breeds, a Merino-Lincoln cross developed almost simultaneously in Australia and New Zealand[1] and first brought to the United States in 1914. Lamb/Ewe Percentage / Pourcentage d’agnelage. Their dense fleece is medium-fine and high yielding, with good length and softness, somewhat between medium wool and long wool. The Corriedale produces bulky, high-yielding wool ranging from 31.5 to 24.5 micron fiber diameter. 150 %. Bright, soft. Corriedales are docile, easy care mothers, with high fertility. Its popularity now suggests it is the second most significant breed in the world after Merinos. By then the breed was established in South America, Australia and North America with considerable success, large exports of flock as well as stud sheep … Information on adding new breeds or updating existing information. Corriedales are docile, easy care mothers, with high fertility. Commercial and stud Corriedales represent approximately four percent of the total Australian flock. The Corriedale produces bulky, high-yielding wool ranging from 31.5 to 24.5 micron fiber diameter. Fleece / Qualité de la toison. Fourth Edition. The fleece from mature ewes will weigh from 10 to 17 pounds (4.5-7.7 kg) with a staple length of 3.5 to 6 inches (9-15 cm). Corriedale lambs produce good quality carcasses and have a high pelt value. Our lambs reach their market weight of 130 to 160 pounds in 7 to 8 months exclusively on grass. Mature rams will weigh 175 to 275 lb (79 to 125 kg); ewes can weigh from 130 to 180 lb (59 to 82 kg). We find that Corriedale sheep produce first-rate grass-fed lambs. Fleece from a mature ewe will weigh 10 to 17 lb (4.5 to 7.7 kg) with a staple length of 3.5 to 6.0 in (8.9 to 15.2 cm). The fleece from mature ewes will weigh from 10 to 17 pounds (4.5-7.7 kg) with a staple length of 3.5 to 6 inches (9-15 cm). Rams / Béliers. Breeds of Livestock, Department of Animal Science. Mason, I.L. For example, the first Corriedales were imported to the United States in 1914. The development of the breed occurred in New Zealand during the time from 1880 to 1910. 80 - 125 kg. The name comes from a property in the South Island, where he conducted his work under the encouragement of NZALC superindent, William Soltau Davidson. They are large framed and plain bodied and have broad body. Corriedale breeders established their own association in 1910, and 1924 published their own flock book containing details of 87 flocks. Corriedale have a long life span, and are hardy and evenly balanced all over the body. [4], This breed was developed in Australia and New Zealand by extensive breeding and culling as a cross between Merino and Lincoln sheep. All rights reserved. Please provide a description of this breed as well Mature rams will weigh from 175 to 275 pounds (79-125 kg), ewe weights range from 130 to 180 pounds (59-81 kg). [7], Stock Types, The Land, North Richmond, c.1988, Preparation of Australian Wool Clips, Code of Practice 2010–2012, Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX), 2010, Sheep breed compendium, Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX), 2010, "Agriculture - Falkland Islands Government", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Corriedale&oldid=930526830, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 December 2019, at 02:52. They are well adapted to farm flock situations where abundant feed is available but may also be used in range situations. Both rams and ewes are generally polled. --> The Corriedale was developed in New Zealand and Australia during the late 1800s' from crossing Lincoln or Leicester rams with Merino females. Although its role has traditionally been to produce premium lambs when mated to sires of meat breeds, the Corriedale is now achieving comparative performance rates with purebred lambs. After cleaning, a yield of 50 to 60% of the raw fleece weight is common. Corriedale sheep are medium to large-framed, with rams weighing from 180 to 280 pounds and ewes from 150 to 250 pounds.