All breeds of sheep are to some extent meat breeds. However, some breeds are kept primarily for wool and some for milk production, and in some the first consideration is ability to survive and reproduce in a harsh environment. This paper will be concerned with those breeds in which meat production is the primary purpose. Such breeds may be placed in one of two groups, with potentially some overlap:

G. E Bradford

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 1, Madrid, Spain, 725–738, 1974
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