Shedding Sheep Breeds

All breeds of sheep have advantages and disadvantages. Most breeders like their own breed of sheep. They tell you about advantages rather than disadvantages, so getting a balanced picture can be difficult.

Dorpers, Damaras, Wiltipolls, Wiltshire Horns and Van Rooys are the established breeds in Australia. We give you the names for other cleanskin breeds, so you can find them on the Internet. The Site Map's next section is about breeding composites, and the ideal shedding meat sheep to meet your own needs. Make your own decisions!

The following pages have some starter comments from small farmers with experience of several cleanskin breeds.