Sheep, Sheep breeds, Southdown
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THE chunky, low-set, meaty-carcassed Southdown is a popular breed wherever prime mutton and lamb are appreciated.
Just as the Dishley Leicester was used to improve most of the British longwool breeds, so an infusion of Southdown blood has benefited the majority of the British shortwool sheep whose main role is meat production
Mallett, J A.
"Famous sheep breeds. 6. The southdown,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 1
, Article 4.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol1/iss8/4