Bannur Sheep Breed Info:
Introduction of Bannur Sheep Breed:- Bannur sheep is also known as Mandya sheep and Bandur sheep in India. This breed name is originated from the village called “Bandur” in Karnataka. This breed is mainly distributed in the Bannur district and regions bordering the Mysore district of Karnataka state. This breed is purely reared for meat purpose and the quality of the meat is excellent. Even though, the breed characteristics and weight gain are not superior when compared to other breeds, due to its taste and quality of meat, it has huge demand in the market.
Bannur Sheep Breed Characteristics:- These animal are small and usually coloured in white and in some cases, face would be in brown colour till the neck point. This sheep breed has compact body with typical reversed U shape conformation from the rear view. This sheep ears are long, leafy and drooping and tail is short and thin. A large percentage of breed carry wattles with slightly Roman nose.
This sheep breed coat is usually coarse and hairy and this animal flock size is relatively small.
Reproduction in Bannur Sheep Breed:- This breed gives the first birth at the age of 650 days with a lambing interval of 380 days. The lambing percentage is about 75% and litter size is single.
Breeding in Bannur Sheep Breed:- The sheep breed is pure and rams are selected on the basis of body weight and confirmation.
Other Details:- The dressing percentage (live weight basis at 12 months age) in Bannur or bannur sheep breed is about 48% and an annual wool production is about 380 grams.
Body Weight in Bannur Sheep Breed:- Following chart represent the physical characteristics in bannur sheep breed.
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Performance of the Bannur Sheep Breed:- The following chart shows the weight gain stages at different levels.
Bottom Line:- This sheep farming is suitable for meat purpose. Usually the live weight price of the male sheep is about 220 Rs/kg where as female live weight price is about 180 to 190 Rs/kg.
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