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Basic Information:


• 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!


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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