29 October, 2015, Dechenpelrithang: Sheep was once a reliable source of income and livelihood especially among transhumant (seasonal movement of people with their livestock between fixed summer and winter pastures) herders of highland regions. Although, reared both for wool and meat; in the earlier days, majority of herders reared it for production of wool. Realizing the importance of sheep for highlanders, systematic breeding intervention in sheep was initiated with establishment of first sheep breeding farm in Merak with winter grazing ground in Khaling. The breeding trial on sheep began with the import of 100 Rampur Burshire Sheep from Himachal Pradesh in India in 1965.
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