Coarse Wool Sheep
A white-wool, mutton sheep with a sturdy frame; also an efficient producer of slaughter lambs off pasture (Ramsay et al., n.d.).
Found in western Cape, South Africa; also fairly widely distributed in the temperate climate of Free State and Gauteng provinces (Ramsay et al., n.d.).
This breed was developed at the Elsenburg Research Station in the western Cape by crossing Dorset Horn rams and German Merino ewes. Further development took place in co-operation with farmers in the western Cape Province where winter pastures are used for slaughter lamb production. The breed society was established in 1965 and the breed was recognized as a developing breed in 1970 (Ramsay et al., n.d.).