Russia looks to buy genetics to improve its flocks

Trickett, Sarah
August 2008
Farmers Weekly;8/8/2008, p94
Trade Publication
The article reports on a statement by Alexander Koulikov, director and owner of a sheep farm in Russia, that the quality of Russia's 19 million sheep was poor and many were traditional wool breeds. Koulikov said that wool is no longer profitable and that farmers need to develop a meat breed of sheep. He added that the Russian sheep industry needed to develop a more meat-breed sheep by using terminal sires.


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