Sheep_evaluation_RL_2009 - Sheep Evaluation Basic Terms...

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Sheep Evaluation
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Basic Terms Wether Ewe Ram Carcass Maturity groups Lamb- 2-14 Months of age Yearling Mutton- 12-24 months of age Mutton – older than 24 months
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Breed Review Terminal Breeds- “Ram Breeds Suffolk Hampshire Dorset
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Breed Review Maternal Breeds - “Ewe Breeds” Delaine Merino Rambouillet
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Breed Review Wool Breeds Columbia Corriedale (Lincoln X Rambouillet) (Lincoln & Liecester x Merino
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Parts of the Market Lamb
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Skeletal Structure
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Wholesale Cuts
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LAMB Wholesale Retail Cuts
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Wholesale on Live Animal Loin starts after 13 th rib Lamb carcasses are ribbed at the 12 rib
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Market Weight Extreme Range: 60-200 lbs Normal Range: 90-150 lbs Average: 125 These weight ranges are applicable to wether, ewe and ram lambs of intermediate to large type sheep
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Dressing Percentage Extreme Range: 40-60% Normal Range: 45-57% Average: 52% (Shorn Lambs) (Chilled Carcass weight divided by Live weight) X100 Chilled carcass weight does not include KPH fat
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Fill If a lamb is in wool when slaughtered, how will that effect dressing percent? Degree of Muscling
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