- General and History
- Distribution in the past and today
- Processing and products
- Governmental organisations
DescriptionLanghe is a white polled sheep. Rams weight 82 kg on average. In some external features, it has similarities with Bergamasca. Langhe sheep are, however, much smaller
General and HistoryLanghe sheep are bred in Langhe Region in the Province of Cunea (Piedmonte). Breeding concentrates on 2 to 5 animals. Activities (BLUP-ANIMAL-MODEL) were started in 1993 to genetically improve the breed.
Distribution in the past and todayLanghe Region in the Province of Cunea (Piedmonte)
UtilizationBreedding selection focuses on high milk performance.
PerformanceBody weight: 82kg (m), 67kg (w)
Withers height: 80cm (m), 75cm (w)
Processing and productsIn the region of Piedmont, Murazzano cheese is made from the milk of the sheep and 60% cow milk. The cheese was awarded with the DOP-seal.
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, Sept. 2005
Governmental organisationsASSONAPA, Viale Palmiro Togliatti, 1587 I-00155 Roma