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Suffolk is the world´s most popular breed which is producing slaughter lambs. It provides a high level of growth, development and good value for slaughter. High performance and quality of production is a guarantee of productivity and profitability of farming.

Characteristic :

English halfsmooth-wool black-headed greasy breed with a short wave. Bred in the 19th century from the original breed of the Norfolk breed rams with south down rams. Breed was recognized in 1810, stud book established in 1887.

It is more physical framework with a deep chest on a medium-long, well mussled limbs. Head, feet, black hoof, white or slightly yellowish wool, semi-closed fleece with a unique black appearance wool-hair, B-C range (25-33 mm). Head black and slightly, especially rams, legs black and covered with a black topcoast. Both sexes hornless.

Maternal characteristic and milkiness of ewes is good. Sheep and rams are characterized by longevity, strong constitution and a good health. Breed is also suitable for harsher weather conditions of foothill areas. For its commercial properties are well suited to use crossing almost with all the breeds. With it´s development and growth are ranged between medium-rippening breeds. Ewe lambs put are able to become pregnant in good rearing in 10-12 months old and weighing 50-55 kg.

Live weight of ewes is 75-85 kg, rams 100-130 kg. Height at withers 70 cm, cross 68 cm, body length 100 cm, chest 130 cm.

Sheeps are suitable for electric fencer way of grazing and other ways of grazing, including the year-round grazing system. The breed is widespread worldwide, there are diferent types with different framework and body coloration (english, American, French, New Zealand, Australian white suffolk.) Rams with English type has the shoulder height 70-80cm, 110 cm American, they are longer and they weight up to 180 kg, ewes around 140 kg. In Czech Republic is normally used for usefull crossing for 30 years.

Performance :

Fertility of ewe lambed 170-180%, live weight of lambs at 100 days of age is 35-38kg, daily gain in rearing and fattening of 330 to 380 grams, the annual sheep shearing ewes 3,5-4,5 kg, rams 4,5-5,5 kg wool length 7-9 cm, 50-55% yield of wool.


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