Country of Origin: New Zealand

Corriedale

Posted: April 11, 2021

Breed Type: Wool
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Breed Association Website: countrylovin.com/ACA/index.htm

The Corriedale breed originated in New Zealand from Lincoln and Leicester x Merino crosses and was imported into the United States in 1914. Corriedales are medium-sized, white-faced with wool on the legs, and generally located in the farm-flock states. They are moderately prolific and yield heavy, medium-wool fleeces with good, staple length.


This breed presented by

American Sheep Industry Association
sheepusa.org

Perendale

Posted: April 8, 2021

Breed Type: Dual Purpose
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Breed Association Website: perendale.org

Rare in the US, but common in NZ, where they originated, Perendales are perfect “starter sheep”. A dual-purpose breed, they provide both meat and abundant high-quality wool that appeals to handspinners. They share the better attributes of both parent breeds (Cheviots and Romney’s): easy lambers, excellent mothers, good parasite resistance, feet that rarely need trimming, and intelligent, sensible dispositions. They are “thrifty” sheep thriving on marginal forage.


This breed presented by

Lucky Lane Farm
Lynn Roberts
19636 Graystone Rd
White Hall, MD 21161
(410) 299-0486

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Proposals for 2022 Fiber Arts Seminars now being accepted

We are now accepting proposals for fiber arts seminars to be held in conjunction with the 49th Annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, which will take place in person on May 7 & 8, 2022 in West Friendship, Maryland. Many seminars will be held Wednesday-Friday of the week leading up to the festival; all seminars will be held in person. The Fiber Arts Seminar Committee invites instructors from every heritage, culture, belief system, and lifestyle to submit a proposal.

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