Wiltshire Horn: Wool Educational Material for the Clothing Industry

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The Wiltshire Horn originated in southern England where it has been raised for several centuries. Sometimes mistakenly classified as a hair sheep, it is a wool breed that sheds its wool. Both sexes are horned. The breed has good meat conformation and good growth rate.

MATURE BODY WEIGHT
Ewe 130-160 lb


AVERAGE fiber DIAMETER
Micron NA
USDA Wool Grade NA

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