Amazing facts about sheep

By | February 26, 2017

Amazing facts about sheep

  • China has the largest number of sheep in the world.


  • There are almost 1 billion sheep in the world.


  • Sheep are the animals most often mentioned in the King James Bible with 200 references.


  • In 1996, a sheep called “Dolly” was the first mammal ever to be cloned from a somatic cell.


  • Sheep have a field of vision of around 300 degrees, allowing them to see behind themselves
    without having to turn their head.


  • When giving birth, most Ewes give birth to twins.


  • The sheep industry began in central Asia over 10,000 years ago!


  • In Scotland, theft of a sheep is still an hangable offence!


  • To make one tennis racket, the small intestines of eleven sheep are needed.


  • If a sheep were to be put on it’s back, it would be unable to get back upright!


  • Lamb has the lowest cholesterol of all the red meats.


  • Studies have shown that around 8% of all male sheep are attracted to the same gender.


  • The digestive system of sheep features four chambers which help break down what they eat.


  • Sheep’s milk is often used to make cheese. Some of the more popular cheeses made from their
    milk are Feta, Pecorino, and Manchego.


  • During the first world war, President Woodrow Wilson had a flock of sheep that he used to
    trim the lawns at the White House!


  • The act of breeding sheep is known as Tupping.


  • The Golden Shears World Championship for sheep shearing in 2014 was won by
    Rowland-Smith of New Zealand.


  • The UK produces 298,000 tonnes of sheep meat a year, of which 64% is consumed domestically
    and 36% is exported around the world.

So, these are some facts about sheep.

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