sheep

MARCH 20-21

2021

And on that farm, he had a sheep.

What do Sheep Farms Produce?

• Meat (lamb, mutton)
• Milk (sheep’s milk, cheese, yogurt)
• Fiber (wool)

Digestive System

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.

Scientific Advancements!

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 Behaviour

Sheep are social animals. Like humans, they can change their facial expressions and make vocalizations to communicate their emotions.

Key Terms

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

Fun Fact

Sheep wool will grow forever!

At least for domestic breeds. If a domestic sheep does not get sheared, their wool will keep growing.

Fun Fact

There are more than 200 domestic breeds of sheep!