Corriedale Sheep
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Corriedale have a long life span, and are hardy and
evenly balanced all over the body. Corriedales are
docile, easy care mothers, with high fertility. They adapt
well to a wide range of climate conditions. They are
large framed and plain bodied, polled (hornless) and
have a broad body. Corriedales produce a thick stapled,
bulky fleece, which is popular with spinners and can be
used for a range of hand spun garments. Their dense
fleece is medium-fine and high yielding, with good
length and softness, somewhat between medium wool
and long wool. Corriedale lambs produce good quality
carcases and have a high pelt value.

The Corriedale produces bulky, high-yielding wool
ranging from 31.5 to 24.5 microns. Fleece from a mature
ewe will weigh 10 to 17 lb with a staple length of 3.5 to
6.0 in. After cleaning, a yield of 50 to 60% of the raw
fleece weight is common. Mature rams will weigh 175
to 275 lb, ewes can weigh from 130 to 180 lb
Visit our Farm Store to see the Corriedale, their wool, along with other items that may be purchased.