Corriedale sheep are used both in the production of wool and lamb meat. The Corriedale is the oldest of all the crossbred breeds. The Corriedale is internationally farmed, in Australia, New Zealand, the United States of America and Patagonia, and Now Prince Edward Island!!
Corriedale have a long life span, and are hardy and docile, and excellent mothers. They adapt well to a wide range of climate conditions. The lamb produced by Corriedale sheep was once known as “Canterbury Lamb” and is exceptionally mild and tender.
Corriedales produce a thick stapled, bulky fleece, which is popular with spinners. The Corriedale produces bulky, high-yielding wool ranging from 31.5 to 24.5 microns in diameter. Fleece from a mature ewe will weigh 10 to 17 lb.
Mature rams will weigh 175 to 275 lb. Ewes can weigh from 130 to 180 lb.