By: Blake Woollard
Breeds and Lifespan
The rambouillet sheep is the most popular commercial sheep in America.
Merino Wool Sheep
The merino wool sheep accounts for 50% of the world's sheep population.
The Suffolk sheep
The suffolk sheep breed is a meat or "mutton sheep."
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.
Mutton is the meat of an adult sheep.
Chamois cloth is a soft, pliable leather that you can wash your car with.
One dairy product from sheep is cheese.
What do Sheep eat?
- 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.