Dairy sheep are traditionally bred in Mediterranean areas on a wide range of production systems. Each region has its own local breed well-adapted to that specific environment and to cope with the seasonal availability of pastures. Breeding environments and production systems may greatly differ, from a breed to another but also within breed, on orography, soil, climate, rainfall distribution, vegetation seasonality and grazing availability. Usual husbandry systems include a suckling period of at least one month, and have a dual purpose, with income from lamb’s meat and ewe’s milk, that is generally processed into high-quality cheese. Very often there is a complete association between a region of production, a breed and the brand name of a cheese, sometimes qualified as a PDO
Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 2002. Session 1, , 1.34, 2002
|Download Full PDF||BibTEX Citation||Endnote Citation||Search the Proceedings|
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.