Cattle Goats Horses Sheep Swine poultry Other Species World Region
You are here: Home / Sheep / massese

Breeds of Livestock, Department of Animal Science

Breeds of Livestock - Massese Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Massese Sheep


massese-1.jpgAlso Known By: Fornese

The Massese is a carpet wool breed kept for both milk and meat production. Belonging to the Apennine group it is similar to the Garfagnina but smaller and grey or brown with a dark head. Both sexes are horned and show a distinctive roman-nose. The herdbook was established in 1971.


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


Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia, provided by: Dott. Paolo Bani, Istituto di Zootecnica, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Via Emilia Parmense, 84, 29100 Piacenza, ITALY

Pier Davide Pozzo, Lane d'Italia, Corso G. Pella, 16, 13900 Biella Italy

logo.gif[Sheep Breeds || Breeds of Livestock || Animal Science Home Page || Comment ]

Added Tuesday, December 21, 1999; updated February 22, 2002


We are currently looking for high resolution pictures of any of the breeds.
Please mail your original copies with our email form

Please provide a description of this breed as well

NOTE: The form can also be used for Comments, Suggestions, and Corrections.

Project initiated April, 1994 - Initial web site opened February 22, 1995

Copyright © 1995-2015 Oklahoma State University Board of Regents. All rights reserved.