Sheep

In terms of  livestock,   a small group of Apennine sheep - an Italian breed native to the provinces of Arezzo, Siena, Grosseto, Perugia and Terni-  are bred, which adapt well to unfavorable climates and terrains.

Once used to get three different ‘products’  (milk, meat, wool), today the Apennine sheep are bred only for their meat, with  lambs weighing up to 20kg at only 49-50 days old, as well as for their coarse wool (used for mattresses).  

The current Apennine breed is different  from the one originally selected,  as it has been developed to improve the quality and quantity of the meat, by cross breeding them with other Italian breeds, such as Bergamasca,  or French ones as the Ile de France.