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Breeds of Livestock - Touabire Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Touabire Sheep


touabire.jpgAlso Known As: Ladoum, Tuabir, White Arab, White Maure

The Touabire are one of the breeds of hair sheep found on the African continent. The are found primarily in southern Mauritania, northern Senegal and northern Mali. Used for both dairy and meat production, the Touabire are of the Sahel type. The breed is usually white with lop ears but pied individuals are also seen. The males are horned and the females polled.

The Touabire, with the Peul-Peul, of the Waralé.


Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.


R. E. McDowell, Professor Emeritus of International Animal Science, Cornell University, and provided by Paul O. Brackelsberg, Professor of Animal Science, Iowa State University

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