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Rearing and breeding of sheep
To get the best quality wool it is first necessary to select the best quality wool yielding parent. This process of selecting parents in order to obtain good quality wool in their offspring is termed as selective breeding.
The sheep are taken out for grazing. They are also fed on a mixture of pulses, corn, jowar, oil cakes and minerals to ensure good yield of wool. Once the reared sheep develops a thick growth of hair, hair is shaved off for getting wool.