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Long Wool Breeds: Coopworth

MATURE BODY WEIGHT

Ram 225-275 lb.
Ewe 140-170 lb.

AVERAGE FIBER DIAMETER

Micron 36-30
Spinning Count 50-44

GREASE FLEECE WEIGHT

Ewe 12-18 lb.

STAPLE LENGTH

5-8"

The Coopworth breed originated in New Zealand in the 1960's from Border Leicester x Romney crosses and was first imported into the U.S. in the late 1970's. The breed is medium-sized with a very open white face and little or no wool on the legs. They have been intensively selected for easy lambing, prolificacy and good mothering ability. The wool is relatively coarse and has a long staple length.

Registrations - Previous five year average, 1,621

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