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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Sheep that produce hair (like this Dorper ram, in the foreground) instead of wool don't need shearing, an expensive, labor-intensive process. Elimination of shearing may increase profits for producers interested in producing meat rather than wool. Behind the Dorper ram in the photo is a Romanov ewe.

Photo by Kreg Leymaster.

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Last Modified: 3/14/2017
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