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Photo: Moonglow farm


rnrnThe Cormo Sheep wasrndeveloped in Tasmania by I.K. Downie.Mr. Downie crossed Corriedale Rams with 1200 carefully selectedrnsuperfine Saxon Merino Ewes.

The original selectionrncriteria included: high, clean fleecernweight; fiber diameter of 17-23; fast body growth rate and a high rate ofrnfertility.  The result- 1/4 Lincoln, 1/4rnAustralian Merino, and 1/2 superfine Saxon Merino.


rnrnrnrnCormo wool is fastrnbecoming one of the best wool producing breeds in the sheep industry today.


Cormo selling points dornnot end with their wool quality.

rnrnCormo are considered easyrnkeepers; they are somewhat smaller than many breeds and therefore require 40%rnless feed then larger breeds.

rnrnThey are rugged animals,rnable to thrive in the harsh climate of eastern Montana, the humidity of thernEast Coast the wetness of the Northwest, and the heat of the Southwest.

rnrnrnLambing is easy andrnmultiple births are not uncommon. In an assisted lambing situation lambing cropsrncan be as high as 150-180%. 
Mothering instincts, lackrnof wool blindness, and a high muscle to bone ratio is also notable in thernbreed.

rnrnSource: The American CormornSheep Association.



Cormo Sheep Associations


Natural Colored Wool Growers Association Natural Colored Wool Growers Association
www.ncwga.org
Since 1977 the purpose of NCWGA has been to assist members in the development and promotion of naturally-colored sheep and their wool. NCWGA can accomplish this by offering a number of services to members. These services include programs to support breeders of colored sheep, to support sheep shows which allow colored sheep, and to support the judges of those shows. 

The Cormo Sheep Conservation Registry, Inc
www.cormosheep.org
The Cormo Sheep Conservation Registry, Inc. is a non-profit organization with the following purposes:

1) to encourage the conservation of the Cormo Sheep breed in the U.S. and to work with other conservation organizations to obtain a census of the remaining Cormo Sheep in the U.S.

2) to provide educational opportunities and educational materials to promote the conservation of the Cormo Sheep breed.

3) to maintain a registry for Cormo Sheep and issue Certificates of Registry.

4) to provide support for scientific research in sheep genetics
and management.

5) to provide support to 4H and Future Farmers of America
sheep projects.

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