Cormo Sheep Characteristics
Cormo sheep were developed to meet the needs of a diverse sheep industry.
1. Wool Advantages of Cormo Sheep
Cormo sheep produce an exceptional amount of soft, dense white wool with a 21-23 micron range. Staple length 2 ½ inches - 4 inches long. Their fleece is resistant to fleece rot. Excellent for hand spinning and felting.
2. Meat Advantages of Cormo Sheep
Cormo sheep grow fast and produce excellent flavored lamb products. A mature Ewe weighs 120-160 pounds. A mature Ram weighs 160-200 pounds.
3. Management Advantages of Cormo Sheep
Cormo sheep are an easy going, quiet group with strong flocking instincts. They have a high fertility and deliver twins without assistance. Cormos are hearty and do well on just grass. They are equally suited for the open rangelands and the suburban small farm. Cormo sheep were developed in Tasmania through careful genetic work to cull defects and produce a strong, hearty animal that can take hot, dry summers and cold, snowy winters equally well.