(Article of periodic en Allemand - 1981)

Document title

Die Schäferei als traditionales Element der Kulturlandschaft Zentralspaniens. (La bergerie, élément traditionnel du paysage rural de l'Espagne centrale)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LISS C. C. ;


Having 15,5 mill. sheep (1978) Spain is one of the important sheep breeding countries in the Mediterranean. The sheep are distributed all over the central provinces in Spain, and the overwhelming part of the flocks (95%) is sedentary. The main economic aim is the production of mutton (mainly slaughterlambs) (76% of the returns on the Spanish average) and milk (20% of the returns) whereas woll has a share of only 4%. The different forms of sheep raising are described. They all have in common that the sheep are tended by shep herds. The number of ther herdsmen is estimated at 52.000 in total Spain. Their life is extremely hard and their social prestige rather low.


Article of periodic

published at : Marburger geographische Schriften Marburg

Editor :

Millesime : 1981, no84 [pp. 87-98]

Bibliographic references : 16 réf.



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