How many pounds will a Targhee sheep?
Physical Description. Mature body weight in the rams is 200-300 pounds (90-135 kg) with the ewes weighing slightly less at 125-200 pounds (56-90 kg). Each ewe will average a 10-14 pound (4.5-6.3 kg) fleece that has a micron measurement of 25-21 and a spinning count of 64-58.
Where did the Targhee sheep originate?
The Targhee sheep is a breed of domestic sheep from United States. It was developed in the early twentieth century by the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service. It was named after the Targhee National Forest. The Turghee National Forest surrounds the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in Idaho.
What is Targhee wool?
At a width of 21-25 microns, Targhee is classified as a fine wool. It is a resilient, elastic wool with a softness that can rival Merino. Spinners find Targhee drafts similarly to Merino and love it for its softness. Dyers love Targhee for its ability to take color well and its matte finish.
What breed of sheep is America’s youngest breed 1926?
The Targhee sheep breed
The Targhee sheep breed was created by the U.S Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois, Idaho in 1926 – making the Targhee one of the youngest breeds in the United States. The Targhee breed is a combination of the Columbia, Corriedale and Rambouillet – all white-faced sheep breeds known for their production.
Where are Targhee sheep found?
They are hardy, and are especially suited to the ranges of the West where they were developed. Targhee are especially popular in Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota, where their ¾ fine wool and ¼ long wool breeding is favored by western ranchers.
What are Romeldale sheep used for?
Romeldale CVM Sheep They are a dual purpose breed providing a mild flavored meat and a fine fiber. Romeldale were originally bred for the more commercially accepted white fleece. During the 1970s, color patterned lambs were born. This patterned part of the breed was further developed through thoughtful breeding.
What country has the most sheep?
China has the largest sheep population in the world 187 million sheep as of 2019. This figure equates to around 15% of the global population of 1.176 billion sheep.
Does Targhee wool felt?
Lofty, elastic Targhee yarns are ideal for cozy, soft and resilient fabrics that feel luxurious and wear extremely well. Targhee will also felt extremely well.
Why join the Montana sheep and wool industry?
Your membership provides strength and value to our efforts to promote, protect, and support the Montana Sheep and Wool Industry. Purchase your Sheep Transportation Permit when moving or transporting sheep from a county or the state with your credit or debit card.
When is sheep week in Montana?
Join us in Miles City, MT, for sheep week! The 8th Annual Montana Ewe Sale, and 96th Annual Montana Ram Sale will take place September 15 and 16 at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds. Our MWGA member-consignors have been working hard to get all their data collected, sorting through their rams and ewes, and making plans for sale week all year long.
What is Montana Wool Growers Association?
Montana Wool Growers was established in 1883, making it the states oldest agriculture organization in Montana. Montana Wool Growers Association advocates for, and works on behalf of, Montana’s farm and ranch interests, namely Montana’s sheep industry.