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A sheep of a New Zealand breed kept for both wool and meat.
- ‘Cross-bred flocks vied with the Merino in better-watered regions; dual-purpose sheep, of which the Corriedale and Polwarth were popular, provided both quality meat and fleeces.’
- ‘The percentages of sheep breeds now in the country are: Romney 59 percent, Coopworth 10 percent, Perendale 7 percent, Corriedale 9 percent, merino 7 percent, half-breeds 4 percent, and others 9 percent.’
- ‘He bought a farm of his own in North Canterbury and in 1878 or 1879 established his own stud flock breeding Corriedales using Lincoln rams and the sturdiest possible Merino ewes.’
- ‘It is approximately 10,200 hectares, with 6,200 Corriedale sheep on its pastures.’
Early 20th century: named after an estate in northern Otago, New Zealand.
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