- Sheep are descended from the wild moulfon of Europe and Asia and a majority of domestic sheep are located in Iran
- Since they're so important in farming history, they have become very important in human culture
- Juvenile sheep are known as "lamb"
• Sheep gestation periods last between 138 to 159 days with the average being 147 days
• Most lamb reach puberty between 5 and 12 months of age
• Sheep usually have between 1 to 3 lambs per year
• To learn more about how sheep are bred, click here!
- Sheep are typically kept as livestock
- They are one of the first animals to be domesticated for agricultural purposes
- They're mainly raised for fleece, meat, and milk
Popularity and Food:
• The European Union
is the largest consumer of lamb and continues to be the number one importer
• Even though lamb is very popular in Europe, it has recently dropped in popularity since it's very expensive
• One of the more popular dishes is Lamb Shank
Find out more about sheep in Italy here!
Find out more about Lamb Shank here!
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