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Two white, fluffy Gromark sheep.Development of the Gromark began in 1965 in northern NSW, Australia.


The Gromark is fixed at approximately 50 percent Corriedale and 50 percent 50 percent Border Leicester. It is a dual-purpose sheep which evolved from objective selection for high growth rate and fertility with final selection being based on visual criteria – wool quality, frame and carcass attributes.


The Australian Gromark Breed Society was formed in 1979 and has established rules expressing a strong commitment to recording of performance.


The Gromark is a large-framed breed (ewes average 80 kg/175 lbs) producing large lean lambs and good fleeces with wool fiber diameter being about 80 microns.




Handbook of Australian Livestock, Australian Meat & Livestock Corporations, 1989, 3rd Edition

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