Sheep Farming Basic Information

  • Breed Name: Sheeps
  • Scientific name: Ovis aries
  • Family: Bovidae
  • Lifespan: 10 – 12 years
  • Mass:
    • Male: 45 – 160 kg (Large Adult)
    • Female: 45 – 100 kg (Large Adult)
  • Domestic sheep are quadrupedal, ruminant mammals typically kept

as livestock

  • Dry and cold weather are very suitable for sheep farming
  • Their skin and fur is very valuable.
  • Sheep are not highly milk productive like goat.
  • Breeds of Sheep. About 200 sheep breeds exist around the globe. Sheep breeds are of three types according to their production which are described below
  • Meat Productive Sheep Breeds:11 Best Sheep Breeds for Meat Production include.
    1. Suffolk
    2. Texel
    3. Dorper
    4. Southdown
    5. Border Leicester
    6. Corriedale
    7. Barbados Black Belly
    8. Shetland
    9. Teeswater
    10. North Country Cheviot
    11. Wiltshire Horn
  • Hair Productive Sheep Breeds:Merino, Rambouillet etc. are hair productive sheep breeds.
  • Hair & Meat Productive Sheep Breeds:Cordially, Montadale, Kooka etc are famous for both hair and meat production
  • Reproduction Facts:
    • Gestation period: 152 days
    • One ram can service 30 to 35 ewes during a 60 day breeding season

One thought on “Sheep Farming Basic Information

  1. Anwar Hunzai says:

    I want to start Sheep & turkey business in Gilgit Pakistan so can you please give me price for fifty sheeps and fifty Turkey with age details.

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