Everybody knows that Romania exports a large number of live sheep, and that`s because is a country with a favorable environment for sheep breeding, with many pasturing fields and beautiful hills for the lambs and sheep. For that reason, for Romanians sheep breeding is a tradition that has been, is and will continue to be an important part of agriculture.
That’s why this country has the third largest sheep flock in the EU after Great Britain and Spain, with a total number of sheep that was reaching to 9.8 million head.
More than that, due to favorable geographic positioning, close to Central Europe and with access to the Black Sea, this country has numerous sheep breeders that consistently exports livestock in Europe and, via sea routes, in countries like Libia, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel or Lebanon.
Live sheep for sale in Romania
One of the biggest Romanian exporters, with an extensive experience in the sheep breeding, slaughtering and trading, is Seradria – a company with over 20 years of tradition in sheep breeding and selling lambs from 1994.
The company – which you can find on www.seradria.com, where you can buy sheep online – exports livestock via sea routes to the Mediterranean region, in North Africa and Eastern Mediterranean coast and is able to provide shipments of livestock to countries from the Arab Peninsula, with access to Israel and Lebanon.
More than that, for Israel, Seradria castrates all the lambs that are prepared for export, and also make all the blood analysis and vaccines required extra by the Israel authorities.
How long the transportation takes?
The transit time is around 4-6 days at sea for North Africa and other Mediterranean countries, and for Arabic Peninsula, the transit it takes around 2 or 3 weeks, depending on the destination, speed of the vessel and, of course, on the weather on the sea.
The capacity of vessels is between 7,000 and 15,000 lambs, depending on their weight.
For Europe, Seradria deliver by trucks with a capacity of almost 650 lambs or sheeps.
Serdaria farm has 10 ha2 and a capacity of 150,000 sheep, lambs, cattle and bulls, and is created in accordance with all standardization required by the Union European.
There are 3 important categories of sheep breeds that Seradria exports:
- Tsurcana – the star of the Romanian sheep breeds. Is a multi-purpose breed raised for milk, meat and wool production, also known as “The queen of the mountains”.
The rams from Tsurcana breed are, usually, about 60-80 kg and have strong spiral-shaped horns, while ewes are 40-55 kg and just about 50% of them have horns.
- The Tsigai sheep – the second most important sheep breed in Romania, kept extensively in mountainous and sub-mountainous regions with large pasture areas.
Rams are horned or polled and ewes are polled or have small horns. Tsigai sheep are a multipurpose sheep breed with a live weight of 79 to 90 kg.
- Karakul Sheep – this breed belongs to the fat-tailed or fat-rumped group of breeds that is characterised by the fat deposit at the base of the tail. In Romania, the Karakul was imported in the 19th century and re-named Romanian Karakul.
Karakul sheep are medium-sized and weighed 60-85 kg, while the ewes weighed 45-60 kg and were 65-70 cm tall.