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Sheep are domesticated animals of the species Ovis aries kept in flocks mainly for their milk, wool or meat.


  • Breeding female sheep – ewes and ewe lambs put to the ram, regardless of dairy/meat aptitude.
    • ewes that have lambed (been bred from)
    • ewes put to the ram for the first time
    • cull ewes (unproductive ewes to be sent for slaughter)
  • Other sheep - all sheep other than breeding females.
    • ram
    • male lambs under 12 months
    • female lambs (other than breeding females) under 12 months
    • female sheep which have not been put to the ram


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