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rnrnGentile di Puglia sheep, also known as Merino dirnPuglia, Pugliese Migliorata, Merino d'Italia, or Merino Gentile, are arnfine-wooled breed from the Puglia region of southern Italy. They were initiallyrndeveloped in the 15th century but their primary improvement was from the 18thrncentury, onward. They were developed from Spanish Merino crossed with localrnbreeds. Saxony and Rambouillet breeds was introduced during the 19th century.rnIn the last half century the number of head has dramatically decreased.

rnrnGentile di Puglia sheep are white and raised for meat and wool. They are traditionally reared in the hill pasturesrnfrom the late spring to the early fall and in the fold or in the lowlandrnpasture in the other seasons.

rnrnContent and photo source:rnAgraria.org.rnrn

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