Sheep

(Ovis aries)
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About

A male is known as a RAM, a female is known as a EWE and a baby is known as a LAMB. A group is known as a FLOCK.

Sheep are widely used around the world for their meat, wool and milk. Dairy Sheep in Britain have been fairly uncommon until recent years but with the increase in demand for Sheep milk it is becoming a more common industry. This is because the milk is much lower in Lactose which some people have an intolerance to.

There are many different breeds of sheep and a few of them can be seen here on the farm today.

More Info

LONGEVITY: Can live up to 10-15 years.

WEIGHT: They weigh approx 40-60kg.

SIZE: Can grow to a height of 50cm.

DIET: Grasses.

GESTATION: 152 Days (5 Months).

Did you know?

There are over 1 billion sheep in the world, with China home to more of them than any other country.
A sheep was the first mammal to be cloned.
Sheep are herbivores
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