High meat and wool production;
Milk production – 25 liters / head;
It is set to increase in the south plain, moldova and dobrogea;
Was formed at the institute of research and development for sheep and goats palas -constanta;
Is a mixed breed meat and wool;
Harmonious body conformation, massive, open to retraining;
Breeding indices: 128-135% prolificacy; 90-96% fecundity;
Average weight: 64 kg / 102 kg and sheep / ram;
Females can be used in breeding at age 10-12 months;
Slaughter yield is 54% and 52% of adult sheep fattening lambs;
Lambs arrive in 4-5 months to 40-50 kg; housings are of good quality;
Average production of wool: 6-7 kg / sheep; 12-14 kg / ram;
Average milk production per period of 128 days is 130 l, 20% milk merchandise;
The sheep of the Merinos de Palas breed was developed in Romania at the Palas Sheep and Goat Research and Development Institute. The breed was approved in 1960.
Origin and history
The Merinos de Palas sheep breed was created and developed by Romanian researchers who wanted to produce a productive sheep. The breed was approved in 1960 as a mixed sheep breed, both grown for wool and meat production.
Fast, sheep of this breed have been appreciated worldwide for their distinctive features.
The sheep of the Merinos de Palas is one of the most advanced breeds in our country, raised for the production of meat and wool. She is a medium-sized sheep with a solid, harmonious, body-like body shape with a long body covered with thick white-cream fur.
At maturity, Merino de Palas breeds reach a weight of 57-60 pounds and the rams at 99-105 kilograms.
Merino de Palas sheep breed is considered the best sheep breed in Romania, appreciated internationally for its qualities. In fact, Merino de Palas rams are used to relieve other sheep breeds.
The production of wool on rams of the Merinos de Palas is 12-14 kilograms and sheep of 6-8 kilograms.