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Dorset Sheep

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Worked with animal (didn’t own)

Gender: Both

Appearance

5/5

Temperament

5/5

Tolerance for heat

4/5

Tolerance for cold

5/5

Meat production

4/5

Milk production

4/5

Fleece quality

5/5

Commercial value

5/5

Dorset Sheep

By

United States

Posted Jun 08, 2014

Dorset Sheep have been an easy choice for our ranch. They have a calm demeanor and are good trainers for children learning how to work with them for shows.

They are relatively low maintenance as sheep go. Their diets consist of oats with molasses, hay, and water.

They are handsome animals with exceptional wool. Their wool is highly desirable. The Dorsets have white faces and medium build bodies that are a good length. They normally have around 4 or 5 lambs per year.

We have never had any problems with aggression or major illnesses with our Dorsets. They are a friendly animal and do pretty well in most climates except for extremely hot/dry climates.

Although I've never eaten lamb, I know via customers that the meat is very lean and quite tasty.

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