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SHEEP. A wether more than a year old. 4 Car. & Payne, 216; 19 Eng. Com. Law Rep. 331, S. C.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Opinions from such farmers seem important as they have experienced both situations and are thus in a privileged position to report on the tail docking of wool sheep.
Genomic DNA samples were obtained from 418 healthy CMXT, which were reared at Gonaisi Fine Wool Sheep Breeding Farm, Xinyuan county, (Latitude 43[degrees]03'-43[degrees]41'N, Longitude 82[degrees]28'84[degrees]56'E), Xinjiang Province, China.
Dual purpose breeds that may primarily be meat or wool sheep are often used secondarily as milking animals but there are a few breeds that are predominantly used for milking.
The results obtained after three passes were as such: the level of decrease of coarse fibers constituted 22.7% in case of Kazakh coarse wool sheep and for the following pass only 9.0% respectively and in case of wool of Saryarkinskoy breed 29.9% and 7.7%, and in case of Edilbaevskoy 28.8%, which gave contrary results in the next pass where the level of coarseness increased to 3.5% due to falling of fluffs as the waste.
Fine wool sheep are bred primarily for wool production, and have lower quality carcasses than meat-type sheep.
More recently, an ou[for]eak of cutaneous pythiosis was reported in 2 herds of crossbred wool sheep in the northeast region (14).
Bilney runs about 25 000 head of fine wool sheep, and a large-scale cropping operation, at Kojonup, two hours drive south-west of Perth.
Mrs Parsons is faced with losing her prize-winning flock of 67 Leicester Long Wool sheep as part of the Government's bid to combat the disease.
(2.)Hard-hill country is rougher, less rolling than hill country; finishing is the process of fattening sheep before sending to slaughterhouse: high country is high-altitude, dry land suitable for fine wool sheep; crop/finishing country is flat land.