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Fine Wool Breeds: American Cormo

MATURE BODY WEIGHT

Ram 160-200 lb.
Ewe 120-160 lb.

AVERAGE FIBER DIAMETER

Micron 23-17
Spinning Count 56-46

GREASE FLEECE WEIGHT

Ewe 5-8 lb.

YIELD

50-65%

STAPLE LENGTH

2 1/2 - 4"

The originated in Tasmania, Australia from 1/4 Lincoln x 1/4 Australian Merino x 1/2 Superfine SAxon Merino abd was introduced into the U.S. in 1976. They have open faces and are a hardy breed adaptable to harsh climatic conditions. They prudauce a white, long stapleed, high yielding fine-wool fleece with a high degree of fiber uniformity.

Registrations - Previous five year average, 64

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