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A large hornless sheep of a breed developed in the United States, raised for its meat and dense white wool.

[Monta(na) (where the first ram used to develop the breed was purchased) + dale (probably on the model of Corriedale).]
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(Animals) an American breed of hornless sheep that is bred for both meat and its substantial fleece
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Cotswold, Jacobs, Katahdin, Merino, Montadale, Romney, Teeswater, and Wensleydale sheep breeds will be represented.
In the United States, scrapie has primarily been reported in the Suffolk breed (it also has been diagnosed in Border Leicester, Cheviot, Corriedale, Cotswold, Dorset, Finnsheep, Hampshire, Merino, Montadale, Rambouillet, Shropshire, Southdown, and a number of crossbreeds).
Montadale (mon-tah-da-l) The Montadale is a medium to large breed that is all white (see Figure 12-7).
The Binghams have been active in the club for four years, and raise chickens and Montadale sheep to show at 4-H and agricultural fairs in New England.
Other sheep will include Montadale, the museum's merinos, and Lincoln Longwools.
You would never find me hanging around the sheep barns at the county fair contemplating the fine lines of a Cheviot, Suffolk or Montadale. Meat is usually not on the menu at Winter Sky.