British milk sheep
The aim of using this race in the center:
The increase in milk yield and fertility of domestic sheep through crossing in one or two generations. Followed by the use of meat type terminal-sires (Suffolk, Texel or IDF are recommended in this order) to correct meat production. Requires commitment of the farmers, but provides faster turn-over (up to double meat production comapring to traditional).
Sheep have good potential for milking and exelent fertility traits. Owner can chose profile of production: with or without milking.
BMS RAM IN THE "RAM GEN" CENTER: FRS 012777 0438 (breeder Boris Gospojević, Berkasovo; origin: Sara Wood, England).
Why British Milk Sheep (BMS):
Fertility: Adult sheep lamb in average 307% lambs, at second lambing 263% and 221% at first. Triplets can wight from 4 to 5 kg at lambing, and doublet 5 to 6 kg.
Milk production of best mothers in Serbia is ranging between 300-350 liters per 250 days, with 5,97% of milk fat, 6,9 of protein, 4,1% of lactosis. Total solids are 18%. Averaga milk production 1,1-1,3 liters.
Milk compostition of BMS at 250 days in milk
Triplets are a common occurence, and lambs, althought small, are very lively, vital and quickly become independent. BMS mother do not require supplemetral rearing of lambs with milk replacers as this breed have good milk production (photo A. Milovanovic, 2018)
BMS-30 days after lambing - 10 kg in average (photo Boris Gospojević, 2018)
About 40 days after lambing (photo A. Milovanović, 2018)
Sixt months females of BMS (photo A. Milovanović, 2018)
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