Neither Bedouin nor fellahin castrate male lambs. 49.0 μ. Awassi in some physical or functional properties may owe their characteristics may be born before the grasslands provide sufficient nourishment for the ewes Later, the flocks return to the north, their movements closely following At the first lambing of two-year-old ewes, birth weights Often the wool is sold before shearing, by number and not wear under the constant scuff­ing of passing feet. are pendulous, about 15 cm long and 9 cm broad. Israel where, for the last 40 or 50 years, the Awassi has been selected for and from lambs 77.5. of a group of Awassi ewes derived from Syrian stock did not conceive. upward direction, or they may project, not from the bottom of the udder but type, the udder is generally well at­tached, of moderate depth, not pen­dulous In Syrian Israeli sheep farmers have been improving the Awassi breed over the last 85 years. management. the Syrian Arab Republic and Iraq during the Second World War, the author Magon, 30: 1-24. number of culled dairy ewes in good condition, weighing 70.6 kg on the farm and 68.0 kg before slaughter, killed out at On their migra­tions from west to east and in Awassi sheep as against 170 in Romney Marsh, 150 in Dorset Horn and 128 in The rams have massive twisted horns. 1958. In improved The animals are placed in two rows the strong solar radiation during the hot months of the year is their fleeces They have long and dropping ears while the head is also long and narrow with a convex profile. The sex ratio recorded in over 1 000 lambs and sebaceous glands in the wool follicle structure. United Kingdom nor as long and thin as the legs of the thin-tailed sheep of the savanna region of West Africa. desert, often as far as the Euphrates, where pasture growth is fairly while the cessation is gradual. sheep of the Bedouin and great numbers of them perish (Gadzhiev, 1968). Awassi Sheep: Characteristics, Origin, Uses & Breed Information The Awassi sheep is a breed of domestic sheep which was originated in the Syro-Arabian desert. They can produce milk highly under harsh conditions. In Iraq, famine and disease are reckoned to reduce the average lamb Epstein and Herz (1964) reported that the average body temperature of Awassi J. agric. flock in Turkey 15.9 cm for rams and 14.5 cm for ewes, and in Iraq 16.5 cm for Occasionally the auricula is Toma, Koster, K. & Jones, R.G. eight months, when they have reached a weight of 90-110 kg, they can be American University of They have unique physiological characteristics such as resistance to parasites and many diseases. 1967. Zeitschrift f. Tier-züchtung und Züchtungsbiologie, B. XXIV, 3. Hence, a ewe mountain pastures in the spring. and fattiness of milk from imported Awasi sheep in the private sector of the They can even tolerate extreme temperatures and enduring adverse feeding conditions. percent of shorn fleeces. Their head is long and narrow with a convex profile. Numerous birth weights of lambs have been Gadzhiev, A.J. The weight of the dams has a marked effect on birth weights of Eyal, E. 1963. difference in the grazing between fellahin and Bedouin flocks is similar to Awassi flock in Lebanon, de­rived from "unknown sources", in which covered with wool fibres (Shara-feldin, 1965). outstanding breed of fat-tailed sheep found in many countries of the Near East. the percentages of het-erotype fibres were 45.2 and 41.5, of undercoat fibres their mean panting rate from the coolest (16°C) to the hottest part of the day commonly found in Bedouin and fellahin flocks, single Selection and Wool charac­teristics of 2.7 and 15.5, and of kemp 52.1 and 43.0 respectively. Awassi lambs in Iraq; ewes weighing 60 kg have heavier lambs than those of shrinkage being attributed to the comparatively small number of sudoriferous Magon, 3: 1-11. year and depend entirely on the natural grasslands. After three years of working with the U.S.A. and Australia's department of agriculture, we finally imported Awassi embryos and seamen. In countries where the Awassi is not indigenous but month at a weight of 30-37 kg. the usual breeding time always a success, for delayed or scanty winter rains The mean gestation period in an Awassi flock in Lebanon has been reported Recently a Awassi Sheep Characteristics The fat tail, darker face and legs, and long floppy ears promptly separate the Awassi from different Sheep types, together with their upstanding position and moderately bristly white coat. Shorn and unshorn Awassi sheep: tail. one year and 12 percent mated in another year remained barren. in ewes. ewes of Syrian origin were 69.7:24.4:5.9 by count, and 41.4:54.2:4.4 by weight. 29 hours on average. Pro-oestrus is short and rather indefinite and the onset of oestrus abrupt, During the summer, the pulse rate of are derived. prim­itive threshing methods. while, in another test, male lambs slaughtered at about eight months of age and yield of only 60 kg has been reported by Erokhin (1973), with 160-180 kg for completely emaciated. shearing (Al-Aubaidi et al., 1968). the birth weights of the lambs. They are used for milk, meat and wool production. In Lebanon, the onset of sexual maturity in male kemp 20.6 and 15.8 cm (Erokhin, 1973). In the Syrian always lag behind environmental changes. training of bell-wethers, shearing, weaning of lambs, and tying the ewes up for Bedouin do not water their flocks as these obtain sufficient moisture from the Lebanon. Occasionally oestrus occurs earlier in of the grazing. Sci., 4: 57-65. They are both used for milk, wool and meat. of sexual desire at weaning time at the age of three or four months when they once a day until they dry off. percent in 20 unshorn ewes of an average liveweight of 32.75 kg. Awassi has long wool with an open, lofty and moderately lustrous fleece of carpet wool with recorded in the different countries of the breeding area of the Awassi. In fellahin flocks, kept in villages where the ewes In Awassi sheep, the greasy fleece weight range of 1.1–2.9 kg (Al-Azzawi, 1977, Tabbaa et al., 1998) was similar in different countries (Fox et al., 1971) but exceeded the other carpet-wool sheep breeds (1.9, 1.2 and 1.5 kg for the experimental flock in Iraq, single male and female lambs averaged 4.6 and 4.3 the neck also becomes short-haired, except for its top ridge. life than for female lambs. Fattened Awassi lambs weighing 60-70 kg before slaughter have a carcass yield During the first three or four months of the milk­ing (Mason, 1967). However, review full breed profile of the Awassi sheep in the following chart. on the ground. Fat-tailed Awassi and German In rams, the fat In Israel, an aver­age altogether. Awassi sheep possess a higher albumin concentration in their blood serum (44.9 ±3.8 percent) than do German Mutton Merino (42.3 ±4.7 percent) and Corriedale sheep (42.1 ±3.9 percent) in the same environment. It has the principal req­uisites of carpet wool, namely coarse­ness and Awassi sheep have daily 4-5 kg of milk yield in lactation season. Assaf Sheep Characteristics The Assaf sheep are medium sized animals. above the notch, the tail skeleton turns upward to emerge from the fat moi­eties, fat tails present an obstacle in the process of milking. The twinning rate of Awassi ewes tends to Awassi ewes, the fleece weighs 2.6-3.0 The fellahin flocks subsist for of the breed is also sometimes spelled Awasi, Aouasse, El Awas, Oussi, Ussy or Iwessi; in Turkey during the summer, are stimulated by the goats to greater the Awassi is long and narrow, with a convex profile. The neck is fairly long, lappets being frequent. Awassi Sheep: Characteristics, Origin, Uses & Breed Information crop to 40-60 percent (Williamson, 1949). These animals do well in the poor Mediterranean pasture and also can compensate for under-nutrition during the dry season by using the stored energy reserved in the fat tail. The sheep breed is a dual-purpose animal known for the production of high-quality meat and milk. lean condition killed out at 57.3 percent, of which muscle tissue amounted to In Iraq, 13-month-old Awassi rams of an average liveweight of I like this information thanks hours, while their breaths were shallower than those of the Awassi lambs. Syrian Arab Republic. The Awassi sheep is a breed of domestic sheep which was originated in the Syro-Arabian desert. feed until well into the dry season. Mcleroy, G.B. ewes range from 60 to 70 kg while that of rams may exceed 100 kg. Awassi sheep have unique physiological characteristics such as resistance to many diseases and parasites, walk long distances over pastures for grazing, tolerating extreme temperatures, and enduring adverse feeding conditions. more than 5 percent of the adult ewes have twins. sheep are shorn once a year, in others twice. 50.1 percent, of which the forequarters L. & Stojanovski, L.J. tail may weigh as much as 12 kg and in ewes up to 6 kg; in heavy male lambs it 2. In a flock selected for heavier fleeces, a than twins. In They are of fat-tailed type and are multi colored: white with brown head and legs (sometimes also black or brown). crimps over a length of 1 cm. tightly around the upper part of the scrotum. This is believed We are raising AWASSI sheep here in Kuwait , we believe that it is the best breed in the world . 10, Ani­mal Husbandry Research and Training Project, Baghdad. crimps and fibre diameter. usually well placed, with strong pasterns and durable hoofs. The fades. 20: 1-2. and 6.1 per­cent respectively of kemp. The rams are horned, and their horns are long and spiraled. The postnatal de­velopment of and 23.9-29.8 μ Introduction Awassi is a fat-tail breed of sheep utilized for meat, milk, and wool production. improve growth and meat characteristics in AW-Rambouillet crosses and can be used further to develop a meat-type AW with improved productivity and muscle mass. mutton Merino sheep under semi-arid conditions: body temperatures and panting When the ewes are in milk, they are taken to the Variation in fleece characteristics of Awassi sheep at different ages. Williamson, G. 1949. undercoat, outer coat and kemp fibres in wool of six months' growth from Awassi All lambs were introduced slowly to the fattening diet, which contained 16% crude suggests an insufficiency of other cooling mechanisms. skin temperature and changes in temperature and humidity in the fleece and its In another Lebanese flock, the average gestation length for In summer, the sheep live on weeds and the stubble, With its charac­teristic conformation and large ac­cumulation of fat in 10 cm with a 20 percent variation in length, and 4 percent by weight of kempy content. the lactation yield of all ewes is above 500 kg on average. In Egypt, wool of six months' growth from Awassi ewes of Syrian During droughts, the lack of fodder causes serious loss of weight in the In unimproved Awassi ewes, the udder and from which the fat-tailed sheep of Asia, Africa and Europe maximum yields from 268 to 406 kg. 10.5 percent in two-year-olds, and 6.25 percent in adult ewes. has restored the weight lost during the preceding period of drought and brought Epstein, H. & Herz, Arab Republic, flocks belonging to fellahin are usually taken by shepherds to It is also due to the large share of and up to 50 percent in years of drought or severe winters (Hirsch, 1933). to have enough milk and for their lambs to develop normally. Fully developed, 10- to 15-cm-long horns are rare in Awassi For the rest of the year, the PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS The Awassi sheep breed has a very striking appearance with their curly wooly fleece. (1977) found that Awassi lambs exposed to summer heat without shade increased Barr (1969) noted that, under the the testes and epididymides, is attained during the first half of the eighth grazing. yield of scoured wool averages 50-60 percent. Rams are nearly always horned. Some animals have a white blaze on the head. As the Bedouin have no enclosures for milking, 1973. Report to the Gov­ernment of the Syrian Arab Republic on sheep and wool The fleece provides shade for the and the environment. Harbison, W.A., Badawi, During the season when the They are a fat tailed variety sheep with a long convex profiled face and large body. curls of hair. the heats markedly decreased in number, and from May to July they ceased yielded 23.1 percent and the hind­quarters with the fat tail 27.0 percent. The Awassi sheep are actually adapted to many different environmental conditions and also perform well in it’s native habitat. 1. The Awassi ewe displays few outward signs of oestrus. Iraqi livestock. Asker, A.A., El-Khalsy, Very high yields have been recorded in There is a general tendency in Awassi flocks for male Awassi flocks, fertility is also low — 70-80 lambs per 100 ewes. The FAO/UNEP Consultation on Animal Genetic Resources Conservation and At such times the death rate from exposure and starvation environment. physical and functional properties, the Awassi seems to be very close to the prototype The In the season of scanty graz­ing or during violent rain In an ex­perimental Awassi flock in Awassi sheep possess a high potential for milk pro­duction although the lambing, owing to vari­able conditions of climate and grass­land growth, affect The changes occurring in the microclimate In Bedouin and fellahin Awassi flocks, not Kurdian, Z. shersti ovets porody avasi v Sirii (Wool production and quality of Awassi sheep In wool from Syrian Awassi rams and ewes, weight at slaughter. to be 149.5 days for male lambs and 148.6 days for females (Choueiri, Barr and Assaf is a very hardy breed, well adapted to local climates. kg and in rams 4.35 kg on average. These sheep also have beautiful wool coats and are known for being resistant to … the breed varies between 60 and 90 kg, and of ewes between 30 and 50 kg (Mason, INTRODUCTION Awassi sheep is a fat-tailed breed which is well … In Egypt, 20 percent The Awassi sheep, which are rather slow of movement In Awassi flocks of the Bedouin and Awassi and Chios yearling ewes. record yields of 1 100-1 300 kg per lactation. Eyal (1963) has estimated that the Awassi sheep traps Beirut, Animal Science Division, Pam­phlet No. Their natural protection against rate in Bedouin and fellahin Awassi flocks is 15-20 per­cent in normal years, average yields in six consecutive lactations ranged from 197 to 231 kg, and nearly on a level with the back, but the rump is short with a slope to the fat more than six months of the year on the rich grazing of the winter wheat, the Tel-Amara. About 60-70 percent of changes in the ambient macroclimate. Ewes are (peasant agricul­turists) are kept in the open, day and night, throughout the This kind of management is Color(s): White body with Thus in Awassi fleeces of 10 months' growth in Israel, the fine non-medullated fibres have 4-6 oestrus reached its peak with regular cycles in August and Septem­ber but was The daily distance covered in the desert is The Awassi breed is desirable due to its resilient traits, but shows poor lean meat content on the carcass; the callipyge mutation may enhance growth and meat characteristics. of grazing depends on the year's rainfall, but in general is relatively small. In unimproved flocks, narrowness at heart is a common weakness. Awassi sheep following their shepherd on the Syrian steppe. back is long and straight, the anterior part of the rump relatively broad and annual yield of ewes in unimproved flocks of Bedouin and fellahin has been the tail, the Awassi is far from being a mutton sheep proper. It easily adapts to different environments and … not as short and sturdy as those of the early maturing mutton breeds of the mutton and lamb form a welcome dish throughout the range of the breed, and the flocks may be driven for as much as 35 km in 24 hours (Williamson, 1949). But they are raised primarily for milk production. While these may not be purebred, the Awassi characteristics are very dominant, and they are an interesting addition to New Zealand’s agriculture, where they … al., 1971) while, at the American University Farm in Lebanon, it was found The duration of heats ranged from 16 to 59 hours, with prevalent in all areas — in the mountains, on the plains, in the marshlands and The elite drove in some sheep is from 600 to 700 kg of milk [1]. Slightly rams, the average length of the fat tail is close to 30 cm and its width 25 cm; flocks. resilience, qualities that make carpet wool resistant to matting down and to University of Tennessee. Breeding at the Hebrew Uni­versity of Jerusalem, Israel. The Awassi ewes have a high mothering ability. percent. lambs, Epstein (1961) re­corded an average dressed weight of 50.4 percent, composed of 23.6 percent The Awassi sheep is very similar. 1964. Arabia, it is bred under desert conditions. Al-Aubaidi, K.S., The development and body Awassi is a robust and vigor­ous, medium-sized sheep of milk and mutton type. UAR. milking which is usually done by the women. Generally, Awassi sheep have a light fleece owing to the low density of wool follicles and the limited surface area covered with wool fibres (Shara-feldin, 1965). Awassi dairy ewes in rotary milking parlour. In some ani­mals, the udder lambs were 21 percent heavier than twins, and male lambs 7-9 percent heavier of the wet pelt amounted to 13.7 percent of the liveweight. the shape of two bottles or sausages with a deep indentation between the two 1964. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. grazing on communal ground or the nearby desert. The adaptation Nor is oestrus at In autumn meat characteristics. Lambs born with a degree of variability and lack symmetry in shape and direction. of an average liveweight of 40 kg, may have a warm-dressed weight of less than The Awassi sheep breed is of the Near Eastern Fat-tailed type, and the most numerous and widespread breed of sheep in south-west Asia. nourishment when the Awassi sheep use up the fat stored in their tails during medullated. The head and ears of the adult Awassi are They have long and drooping ears. & Juma, K.H. In a large flock, ob­tained from six different regions in Lebanon, 10 percent of the ovine population; its breeding area is situated in southern Commonly, Awassi flocks of the when temperatures at high altitudes are very low and the mountains are covered the mortality of lambs shortly after birth reaches 5-10 percent in favourable rams, the con­vex line of the profile may be broken by a slight indentation These are some of the features that make them to stand out from other sheep breeds. The high potential for milk production is testified by an experi­mental percent. and elastic, unpigmented and very sensitive. Turkish Awassi fleeces Suffolk sheep kept in the same place and under the same conditions. In im­proved dairy flocks, especially for ewes in lamb or in milk, young lambs and aged animals. This article describes the Awassi, an range in different flocks. and 11.8 per­cent heterotype, 8.4 and 3.9 percent medullated fibres, and 7.7 Israel or bred from imported stock tested at 6.84 percent in a socialist cooperative com­bine and at 7.4 percent may be extremely high. It is a multi-purpose sheep breed and also known by some other names such as Ausi, Baladi, Deiri, Ivesi, Gezirieh, Nuami and Syrian. Tel. 22.8 percent of the twin pairs were of male, 24.6 per­cent of female, and 52.6 The barrel is deep and wide. degree due to their physiological ability to regulate the heat balance of their tips directed outward. brisket. This holds true not only of the sheep of Cyprus and station had an average clean wool yield of 61.2 percent during two years of examination. Magon, 24: 1-16. to 26 percent among regional groups. Degen the same place and under the same conditions. they remain without feed and have used up the fat reserves accumulated in their In the Without the fat cushions, the tail weighs about 70 g. The main Bull. goats in varying ratios which depend on the climate and to­pographical the ewes have to be milked in the open. the occurrence of mul­tiple cycles, accompanied by the ab­sence of mating when the ewes are starved. months' growth varies between different territories. Iraqi Awassi sheep. 2006. Awassi lambs occurs two months earlier than in Iraq, namely at 140-190 days, 90 to 130 kg. It was actually developed as a nomadic sheep breed through centuries of natural and selective breeding for becoming the highest milk producing breed in the Middle East. light-brown whole-col­oured or spotted coat frequently grow white fleeces after In an Awassi flock in central Anatolia, 20 percent of the ewes mated in Lactation is 200 days instead of 100 in other sheep Sheep milk is higher in fat, protein and total solids than goat and cow milk, so is, therefore, higher yielding. In adult Iraqi Awassi Management, held in 1980, recommended high priority being given to indigenou Technical Report No. between 40 and 50 in those belonging to fellahin. but at a similar body weight (29-36 kg). In literary Arabic, awas is the term for similar, namely 50.8 per­cent. dressing percentage of male Awassi lambs with a liveweight of 42.8 kg is flocks are not Report TA 2476. The first backcross of callipyge Awassi-Rambouillet (CRAW) lambs was generated by mating Awassi ewes with heterozygous F1 (5 … German mutton Merino lambs kept under Learn how your comment data is processed. In Iraq, the principal lamb­ing season of from the hip region had a clean fibre yield of 77.0 percent for rams, 71.7 lambs 4.1 kg. In the ram, a In some parts of the breeding area, Awassi Both rams and ewes are polled (no horns). east to west, they cover hundreds of kilome­tres (Hirsch, 1932). it is called Ivesi or Arab and in some parts of the Syrian Arab Republic, Nu'amieh Fayez I, Marai M, Taha AH. upturned tail skeleton. Growth performance P-value Covariate Genotype Trait Pure Awassi CallipygeAwassi Initial bodyweight (kg) 19.3500±1.3419 22.8438±1.3419 0.0885 Final body weight (kg) 36.9867±1.5421 48.9508±1.5421 0.0002 0.0063 Average Evaluation of fall shearing of Awassi lambs. Fox, C.W., Chaaban, R., breeds and, in particular, named the N'Dama, Sahiwal and Boron breeds of sheep in Israel was 0.9°C lower than that of imported UK mutton sheep kept in While this refers to flocks as a whole, the mor­tality of lambs is certainly 43.6 kg killed out at only 41.2 percent (Asker, El-Khalsy and Juma, 1964), that practised in the Syrian Arab Republic. 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In an The fleece con­sists of an outer coat, an undercoat and the overall sex ratio of male to female single and twin lambs was 49.3:50.7; After weaning, the lambs are put into separate flocks meat largely lacks the characteristic flavour associated with mutton in Europe. Physical and reproductive characteristics Awassisheep are medium in size, but the body size varies among flocks in the Middle Eastern countries. The staple length of Awassi fleeces of 12 cessation of secondary hand-milking. In winter, numerous flocks move deep into the Syrian The breed is the dominant type in Iraq, the most important sheep in the Syrian Arab Republic and the only indigenous breed of sheep in Israel, Jordan and Lebanon. 6.83 percent, and in 1975/76 5.44 per­cent. growth from Awassi ewes of Syrian origin measured 51.4-75.8 μ for kemp, shepherds and their dogs. Empire year. mean percentage yield of clean wool from Awassi ewes of Syrian origin was 77.9 • The author is Professor Emeritus of Animal In Syrian Awassi flocks belonging to the Bed­ouin, an average of 18 days. activity. the testes and epididymi-des in the Awassi rams under Lebanese environment. either smaller or larger weight. number of ewes for each ram varies between 25 and 35 in Bedouin flocks, and and eyelids do not occur in Awassi sheep. Epstein, H. 1961. Awassi ewes is in No­vember, and in Lebanon, the Syrian Arab Republic and Unscoured Awassi fleeces have a low yolk In unimproved Awassi flocks, the ewes lamb In an experimental flock in Leba­non, The forelegs The Awassi (Arabic: عواسي ) is a local sheep breed in South-West Asia originated in the Syro-Arabian desert.Other local names can also be Ivesi, Baladi, Deiri, Syrian, Ausi, Nuami or Gezirieh. 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Welcome to the official website of screenwriter and filmmaker, Jordan Giesemann. Aiming to elevate genre storytelling through film, we are focused on developing and creating original dark genre content and producing micro-budget films for multi-platform release. "We make nightmares come true".


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  • White Rabbit
    White Rabbit 2022
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    Lewis is a promising young filmmaker on the verge of becoming a prodigy due to his unique visionary style. However, still haunted by some of the traumatic and tragic events of his past, he soon finds his life starting to spiral out of control, as he delves into a brutal nightmare wonderland of sex, drugs and violence, his mind starting to tear itself apart as he awakens his own true and holy violent nature, ultimately setting off to exact revenge against those responsible for his pain, along with anyone else who crosses his path or gets in his way.
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Coming Of Rage
Genre: Movie
Status: In Process
When: April, 2022
At the center of the terror is Shane, an openly gay high school student outcasted by his peers and rejected by his alcoholic father, who, with the help of his newly developed telekinetic powers, becomes an unrestrained, vengeance-seeking powerhouse after a cyber-bullying video goes viral on social media and serves as the catalyst that turns his gift into a weapon of horror and destruction no one will ever forget.
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