About Garessina Sheep
Garessina, also known as Muma or Garessio, sheep are an
Italian transhumant (migrating) meat breed found in southeastern Cuneo Province
(Piedmont), mainly in Val Tanaro and Val d Inferno. They are classified as an
Apennine breed, and show traces of Merino and French Alpine ancestry. About 90%
of them are slaughter as lambs and about 10% are raised for wool. Very rarely
they are raised to make cheese from their milk. On the average, ewes lamb twice
in three years.
Unfortunately they are considered endangered.
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