Breeders pride themselves with the fact that they stick to
the breeding norms layed down before them with the main one
being leave the animal out in nature, to perform in nature
because only then we will find the cream rising to the top.
The Meatmaster is a composite sheep breed in South Africa.
It is bred as a non-fat tailed hair-type sheep for meat
production. It offers farmers an alternative with unique
characteristics to meet the needs of a huge market in South
Africa and around the world. The one aspect that makes the
Meatmaster totally unique in its development is the fact
that the breeders first established whether there is a
commercial demand and tested to see how the sheep performs
and only after that success, a stud industry was formed in
the early turn of the century. The stud industry was formed
and based on the combination of Performance Testing and the
Hand and Eye method. Itís never the one or the other but