Sheep

By: Blake Woollard

Breeds and Lifespan

Sheep, also known as ovis aries, can live to around 10-12 years old. There is around 1,000 breeds of sheep in the world; however, there is about 50 breeds of sheep in the United States. As of now, the largest number of sheep population is in present day China.

Products of Sheep

Raising sheep is the oldest organized industry. Sheep have many different purposes including the following: meat, skins, wool and milk. For example sheep cheese is 1.3 percent of the world’s cheese production. Also, sheepskin is commonly used for making chamois cloth.

What do Sheep eat?

Sheep are herbivorous so they eat grass, vegetables, herbs, shrubs, ext.

Miscellaneous Facts

  • Sheep have a very good memory.
  • They are a very independent animal species.
  • They like to live in groups, so they also have a friendly nature.
  • Sheep in Egypt are considered a sacred animal.