- General and History
- Distribution in the past and today
- Breeding aims
- Governmental organisations
DescriptionThe basic colour of the breed is white , reddish-brown spots may, however, occur at all parts of the body. Head and legs are not covered with wool. The ewes are polled, single horned rams may occur. With an average weight of 60kg for adult males, the breed is of medium size. The tail is long, lop ears are of medium length ad slightly protruding.
General and HistoryThe origin of the sheep breed Brogne is not exactly know. The breed is related to both Alpine breeds Bergamasca and Lamon
Distribution in the past and todayThe area of distribution is found in Venetia region and stretches from la Lessinai plateau close to the mountain Lessini down into the Po lowlands, particulary into theVal Dillasi and the community of Treganno
UtilizationThe lambs grow fast and meat is the most important product. The milk can be used commercially, too, The wool yield is 2,5 to 3kg for this medium-sized breed.
KeepingAnimals are kept outside in small herd during the whole year, they spend the summer at high-altitude pastures.
Breeding aimsThe present breeding aim is the conservation of resistance, frugality and fertility.
PerformanceEwes can be milked for approx 100 days after weaning the lambs with a live weight of 15 to 18 kg. The milk yieald for that period is on average 100kg.
Body weight: 60kg (m), 47kg (w)
Withers height: 67cm (m), 57cm (w)
Fleece weight: 2.5-3kg (m), 2kg (w)
Lambing percentage: 153%
LiteratureGünter Jaritz: Seltene Nutztiere der Alpen, 7000 Jahre geprägte Kulturlandschaft, Verlag Anton Pustet 2014
Schafrassen der Alpen, Antje Feldmann, Ursula Bietzker, Dr. Christian Mendel, Herausgeber: Gesellschaft zur Erhaltung alter und gefährdeter Haustierrassen e.V. - GEH, Deutschland
Governmental organisationsASSONAPA, Viale Palmiro Togliatti, 1587 I-00155 Roma
APA Verona, Via Belgio 10, I-37135 Verona