Beltex sheep were first introduced to Britain from Belgium in 1989. They originate from hybrid sheep bred in Belgium.
The breed 's main Characteristics are double-muscled highquarters, Coupled with fine bones which ensures maximum killing-out percentage of the finished lamb.
The Beltex is primarily a terminal sir to cross with British sheep and half-bred continental sheep. Beltex-sired Lambs are born with ease and are Thrifty. Conformation is the breed 's main attribute in producing prime lamb. Finished Lambs yield a high killing-out percentage and a carcass with well-fleshed legs, good eye muscle, and a long Loin.
Breed categories: meat, medium wool