The Assaf Sheep
In 1995 researchers of the Israel Agriculture research Organization (ARO) developed the Assaf sheep. The Assaf is a dual purpose breed, raised for milk production and meat.
The original concept of the Assaf sheep was to improve the prolificacy of the Awassi fat tail sheep without losing many of the desirable Awassi traits. The result was an animal which consisted of 5/8ths Awassi and 3/8th East Friesian. From there the breed was selected for the most beneficial traits and the new breed was created.
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year~Andy Karras
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