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What is a good breed of sheep to raise in central Texas?  I'm looking for a low maintenance animal. I won't be selling them or using them for meat, milk, or wool.  If I had to pick one I would want meat for my own personal use.  I would also prefer something fairly docile.

The area can get up 100 degrees in the summer and down to the 20s or teens occasionally in the winter.  Not much rain. The land is rocky and hilly with a bunch of cedar and some native grasses in low areas.
 
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St croix dont need to be wooled. So far (for me) its been a true hair sheep.

Katadyn are considered hair sheep also.  they get wool but the wool sheds(for me)

There are others but these are 2 i am familiar with.

I see dorpers (wool) and barbados blackbelly(hair?) around here also
 
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Katahdins or Barbados blackbellies are my suggestions; St. Croix might even be a good option if it's available to you. Bred for hardiness, parasite resistance, and little-to-no management of the wool (or hair). Katahdins produce yummy lamb, in my opinion.
 
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