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Breeds of Livestock - Manchega Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Manchega Sheep


    The Manchega is a medium-wool breed kept for both milk and meat production. They are found in the region of La Mancha, New Castille in Spain.

    The breed is of the Entrefino type and is usually white but black fleeced individuals are found. Both sexes are polled and there are two varieties, one selected primarily for milk production and the other for meat.

    The Manchega is the origin of the Segureña and Talaverana breeds.


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


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