Sheep are raised for wool, meat carcasses and dairy products by farmers all over the world. If you imagine that these animals can be raised just in continental climate and mostly in hot areas, you’re wrong. For example, sheep are raised in the UK even from Roman times when wool, meat and milk were the basis of Medieval trade.Continue reading Discover Four Reasons Why a Happy Sheep Gives the Best Products
When you have a business based on cattle breeding it’s very important to know how to buy cows and how to negotiate their prices. This can make your business grow quickly and your profit come faster. Knowing what to look for and always be in search for the best deals available can seem a little bit difficult, especially if you haven’t done this before or if you don’t know what this process involves. Continue reading How to Buy Cows from Romania in 4 Easy Steps
Situated in the southeastern part of Central Europe, Romania has plenty of trade relationship with many other European countries. In 2016, the country was recognized as the 46th largest goods exporter in the world, the main exports being insulated wire, cars or vehicle parts. At the same time, Romania is well known as one of the European countries with the largest number of cattle, having a great cattle export activity.
We must admit that sheep are interesting animals, not only for their gentle and lovely appearance, but also for their ability to provide very good quality meat and wool. As far as we consider, sheep are easier to handle compared to cattle, not only because of their smaller size, but also because of their temperate behaviour.
Nevertheless, we think that sheep farmers are great too, because, even though sheep are easier to handle, they put a lot of effort, care and attention in growing them naturally and healthily. Their knowledge regarding the breeds of sheep helps them take special care of each type of breed. But these are the certified farmers, the ones who take care of hundreds of animals, not just a few. We’ve made a short guide regarding the distinctive marks of these popular breeds, so that an unwitting buyer or consumer can recognise and distinguish the most common sheep breeds.
When it comes to sheep import, you have to do some serious research in order to be confident that everything will be fine. You have to be sure that the exporter country you choose has a friendly environment and can provide you with healthy animals. More than that, you have to ensure that the company you choose is aligned with all the standards and regulations required by the authorities of your country.
If you want to simply recognise a cattle breed only by its physical appearance, you have to pay close attention to each aspect of every breed, to take notes (physically or mentally) and to memorise it till the next time you see a cow.
In order to do so, we took some time to write down a few simple, straightforward steps to identify the most common breeds of cattle. This being said, here is the mini guide.
At the beginning of this year, the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR) announced that, thanks to the latest diplomatic effort of the Romanian Government, the Iranian market has been reopened for livestock export (sheep and cattle).
Romania and Iran – new possibilities for a long lasting collaboration
The MADR claims that in January 2019 the Standard Export Certificate has been approved between the National Sanitary Veterinary Authority for Food Safety of Romania (ANSVSA) and the Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO). As a result, the exports of livestock from Romania to Iran were reopened.
Sheep are animals which can offer a lot of benefits. Since their domestication, shepherds tried to obtain the best traits of crossbreeding.
Nowadays, sheep are among the most appreciated animals. Besides wool, meat and milk, products that we all know very well, sheep also offer other benefits. So, which are the most common uses of the sheep?
Meat: Lamb and Mutton
There is no doubt that the most important product we get from these animals is meat. Lamb is the meat from the sheep that is less than one year old, and mutton is the meat from a sheep that is over one year old.
Romania has a large agricultural industry. With 30% of the country’s land areas covered by permanent pasture and a favourable geographic position, it is one of Europe’s leading exporter of live animals, especially cattle breeds and sheep breeds.
The most popular breed of cattle in Romania is Baltata Romaneasca, also known as Romanian Simmental or Romanian Spotted Cattle.
Other cattle breeds are also present in Romania: Crossbreed Blanc Blue Belgium, Crossbreed Charolais, Crossbreed Limousin, Crossbreed Braunvieh, Crossbreed Angus and others. Continue reading Romanian Simmental – the most popular breed of cattle in Romania
There are breeds which excel particularly in one aspect – some are known for the ability to provide an excellent amount of milk, while others are appreciated for their finest wool.
There is a type of sheep breeds which are highly demanded in many parts of the world because of their benefits: they are multi-purpose, so they can provide productions of meat, skin, wool and dairy.
Depending on the environment and on the rations of nourishment, according to statistics, there are more than 1000 distinct sheep breeds worldwide.