And on that farm, he had a sheep.
What do Sheep Farms Produce?
• Meat (lamb, mutton)
• Milk (sheep’s milk, cheese, yogurt)
• Fiber (wool)
Like cattle, sheep are ruminants. This means that their stomach has 4 compartments, which help them to break down the plant materials that they eat.
The first cloned mammal was a sheep. Her name was Dolly and she was born in 1966. This led to the ability for other animals to be cloned.
Sheep are social animals. Like humans, they can change their facial expressions and make vocalizations to communicate their emotions.
Lamb: Sheep who are less than 1 year old
Yearling: A sheep between 1 and 2 years of age
Ewe: A female sheep
Wether: A male sheep who is castrated
Ram: A male sheep
Flock: A group of sheep
Sheep wool will grow forever!
At least for domestic breeds. If a domestic sheep does not get sheared, their wool will keep growing.
There are more than 200 domestic breeds of sheep!