The white and soft fur, a pair of tender horns that have just grown, red lips, innocent and lively, a pair of eyes twinkling with childlike interest, coupled with a small and exquisite figure, people can't help but want to play with it.
Australia is also known as "the country on sheep's back". There are many sheep there, sometimes more than 160 million sheep.
Let's get to know the different breeds of sheep in the world together!
1. Dorper sheep.
The Dorper sheep is native to South Africa and is a world-famous breed of mutton sheep. Adult rams and ewes weigh around 120kg and 85kg respectively.
Dorper sheep is particularly good at producing fat mutton, with fresh and juicy meat, fresh color and high lean meat rate, and is known as "diamond meat" internationally.
2. Boer goat.
This variety is native to South Africa and has been introduced by many African countries as well as New Zealand, Australia, Germany, the United States, Canada and other countries.
It is large and grows fast. It has the characteristics of strong fecundity, strong adaptability, strong disease resistance, and genetic stability.
3. Hornless torsett sheep.
Native to Australia and New Zealand in Oceania, it is one of the best breeds of mutton sheep in the world.
4. Suffolk sheep.
Native to the United Kingdom, it is a large, heavy breed of sheep. Fast growth, good meat quality and high reproduction rate.
5. Saanen milk goat.
Native to Switzerland, it is the representative of the dairy goat breed and has the widest distribution. It is found in almost all countries of the world except in regions with very hot or very cold climates.
More than half of all dairy goat breeds have its blood. Milk production varies widely from country to country.
6. Altai fine wool sheep
The body is larger, the body shape is better, and the neck has 1 to 3 folds. It looks very clumsy.
Sheep are easy to establish group structure, mainly through visual, auditory, smell, touch and other sensory activities, transmit and receive various information, maintain and adjust the activities between group members.
Nutritional value of sheep.
Lamb is rich in nutrients. It contains 11.1% high-quality protein, 28.8% fat, inorganic salts, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamins B, A and niacin.
It not only protects against wind and cold, but also nourishes the body.
It is most suitable for winter consumption, so it is called winter tonic and is very popular.