The sheep that gives us more milk
Hornless, with a long thin tail and a body covered with a sparse white fleece that leaves many parts of the body uncovered, Sardinian sheep are traditionally divided into three groups: small, medium and large. Our Sardinian sheep belong to the medium sheep group.
Based on the research carried out years ago by grandfather Giuseppe, the characteristics of Sardinian sheep are those most suited to the Karst. Our farm has about 40 of them.
It is one of the oldest sheep breeds in Europe, always bred in Sardinia thanks to its excellent ability to produce milk: at certain times, they manage to produce about a litre of milk a day.
The males generally measure about 70 cm at the withers with a weight of around 70 kg. The females are slightly smaller: they measure 65 cm and weigh 50 kg.
The origins of this sheep breed are not yet fully understood; it is thought they may be descended from the wild mouflon of the Gennargentu mountains.
Currently, Sardinian sheep represent 40% of the national sheep population.