Awassi


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Awassi

Near East fat-tailed type of sheep, used for milk, mutton and carpetwool. Mostly white, with brown head and legs. Sometimes black, white, gray or spotted face; males are horned, females polled. Used extensively in the Middle East.
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Hassad Australia has also carried out a programme of breeding the Syrian Awassi sheep on its Australian farms to support the ongoing local market demand.
He noted that Syria has helped the Korean side in trying to breed Awassi sheep in Democratic Korea.
Another draft agreement was also drawn up to convert and/or build a second vessel after the completion of the Awassi Express.
In Australia it has formed a 100 per cent subsidiary, acquired farmland and introduced an Awassi lamb breeding programme.
Utilising 5,500 tonnes of steel and incorporating specially pre-fabricated pens with total area of about 25,000sqm, the Awassi Express will be equipped to safely, comfortably and humanely transport livestock in conditions far exceeding the minimum safety and animal welfare requirements stipulated by AMSA Australia and other World Maritime Safety Authorities.
The Assaf breed in Gaza is the result of crossbreeding the native Awassi and East Friesian Milk sheep and is considered a top quality dairy sheep and mutton producer.
Mahdi claims medical and domestic problems absolved him of responsibility for the treatment of Desert Warrior, Chillisima, Awassi, Hamadeen and Mount Holly between December 2001 and February 2002 when, although no longer a licensed trainer or registered owner, he was still based at Green Ridge Stables in Newmarket.
If you look closely at these sheep you see they look very similar to the Awassi sheep traditionally found in the Middle East.