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Coopworth Sheep

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Breeder

Gender: Both

Appearance

5/5

Temperament

5/5

Tolerance for heat

5/5

Tolerance for cold

5/5

Meat production

5/5

Milk production

N/A

Fleece quality

5/5

Commercial value

5/5

Coopworth Sheep On Grass

By

Pennsylvania, United States

Posted Jan 13, 2012

At Owens Farm in Sunbury PA, we raise Coopworths on 112 acres of grass. No grain except in late pregnancy. We are very pleased with them. They are good mothers. The fleeces are lovely, and come in white or natural. They are a medium size, making them easy to shear and handle. The rams have a good disposition. Coopworths have a tight flocking instinct, making them easy to work with dogs or a bucket of grain. They are very gentle. We have children's camp on our farm, and a child can take a lamb which has never been handled and be leading it over the obstacle course in 3 days. We select for stocky body size and lambs that can reach 100 lbs liveweight on grass. The Coopworths also have hard black feet which are resistant to foot problems.

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