This breed is the most known French dairy sheep. ‘Roquefort’ cheese is produced from the milk of this breed. Their milk yield rages from 200 to 400 litres. This medium-sized, fine-boned breed has short fleece only on the dorsal part of neck up to the middle of side. The advantage of the Lacaune over other dairy breeds is that their meat shapes (mutton conformation) and weight gain (320-400 g) are comparable with the mutton breeds. Their inclination to out-of-season breeding is excellent. They can be mated at any time of the year with special regard to the period from April to May. Mature weights for ewes range from 50 to 60 kg, and ram weights vary from 90 to 100 kg.