Sheep are domesticated animals of the species Ovis aries kept in flocks mainly for their wool or meat.
Sheep (of all ages) are divided into:
- Breeding females – which are female sheep (called ewes). These include:
- ewes that have lambed (been bred from)
- ewes and ewe lambs (kept) for breeding
- cull ewes (unproductive ewes sent for slaughter)
- Other sheep - all sheep other than breeding females.