The weight of any animal at a certain age, will, of course, depend upon the manner in which it is fed and cared for. Supposing sheep to be well fed and sheltered, the following presents an average yield of flesh and wool at a certain age.

Breeds.

Bucks weigh.

Ewes weigh.

Age at maturity

Years.

Annual yield of wool lb

Cotswold.............

300...

200..

2..

14

Lincoln..............

300...

200..

2..

11

Leicester.............

250...

150..

2 1/2.

8

Merino, American......

150...

130

2..

9

Merino, Spanish........

125...

110..

3..

10

Southdown...........

200...

140..

2..

6

Shropshire............

200...

140..

2..

6

Common "Scrub".

120...

90..

3..

4