South African Meat Merino Sheep
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South African Meat Merino (SAMM) sheep were imported intornSouth Africa by the Department of Agriculture from 1936 to 1974 from Germanyrnwhere the Deutsche Fliesch Merino is a common meat sheep of Germany, Austria,rnand Poland. In South Africa, the name was translated as Duits Vleis Merino andrnthen into English as German Mutton Merino. In 1974, the South African BreedrnSociety changed the name to the South African Mutton Merino.

When imported into Australia in 1996, Western AustralianrnSAMM breeders registered the name Prime SAMM, as the Australian usage of thernword "'Mutton" relates to a description of extremely old and inediblernsheep meat. The translation used in Australia is ‘South African Meat Merino.’rnThe SAMM is bred specifically to produce a slaughter lamb at an early age (35rnkg/77 lbs. at 100 days of age), while still being able to produce good volumesrn(4 kg/8.8 lbs) of medium to strong wool.


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