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Grivette   French   EFABIS Data

 

International Name

Grivette

Local Name

Grivette

Location

Rhones-Alpes

Breeding females

(year)

15,000

Trend of population size

Increasing

Flock book established

1960

 

Origin history

The Grivette is derived from a native breed of Bas Dauphine, with approximately a 5% annual input from the Rava French breed between 1960, when genealogical records were started, and 1981.

 

 Breed description

The breed is noted for its ability to breed out of season. Due to its maternal behaviour, it is principally used for meat production, and 60% of ewes are pure-bred.
It is often white, sometimes black or brown, with colour patches on the head and legs. Both sexes are hornless. They have medium fleece coverage, with the legs free from fleece. The mature rams weigh 100kg, and the ewes weigh 65kg.


Conservation activities

Currently 34 flocks are registered with UPRA des races ovines des Massifs, having a flock book created in 1960, with 7.358 ewes registered. At present 37 flocks are registered for performance recording with 7500 are being recorded. The average flock size is 240 ewes.

 

Contact: UPRA Races Ovines des Massifs Route de Thiers site de Marmilhat 63370 Lempdes
                Telephone : 0473927407
 

Action Heritage Sheep AGRI GEN RES 040 receives financial support from the European Commission, Genetic Resources in Agriculture, under European Commission Council Regulation (EC) No 870/2004 AGRI GEN RES 2006 HERITAGE SHEEP