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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