Best Sheep Breeds For Meat


I have been asked what are the best sheep to breed for meat.

I have read that for best meat production, consider fast-growing breeds with good carcasses. Generally, medium to large breeds are good for meat.

My husband felt that downland breeds such as Texel or Suffolk are best sheep breeds for meat.

I asked my sheep farming friend and she said that her husband “favours a Beltex tup to a Suffolk ewe for meat production.”

Via twitter Jane @ dovefarm suggested the Ryelands, ” I would have to say ‘ryelands’ from mine n customers experience.”

I googled best sheep breeds and found that the Hampshire  and the Dorper or White Dorper seem to be good meat breeds.

Which sheep breed do you think is best for meat production?

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