Sheep are small ruminants found in many countries around the world. Sheep bring high economic efficiency to people such as meat, milk, skin, wool… The sheep breeding industry for good quality breeds includes Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States…

Surely everyone knows, sheep raised for a certain period of time will be shaved by humans. The shaving process benefits both sides. However, in the case of sheep, if they are not handled by humans, what will they do? Are sheep capable of moulting on their own? Or if the coat is getting thicker and thicker, will it hinder the sheep’s survival? There have been many cases of sheep with super-large, super-giant fur. If you don’t help in time, the sheep will slowly die because of that terrorist fur. Join Blue Ocean Tours to learn about sheep and find the answer to the question above!

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A special feature or limitation of Chris, Sherk in particular and Merino in general is that they cannot shed their hair on an annual basis. It is this disadvantage that makes it difficult for Merino sheep to survive in the wild. They need people. They need to be trimmed every year. Each Merino gives from 4.5 to 20kg of wool per year.

In short, Chris and Sherk have the above problem because of the characteristics of the Merino breed. 5 – 6 years lost in the wild, all that time in the wild, the same amount of time their fur is still growing. Honestly, sheep farmers want a sheep that can give that much wool. However, with the Merino breed, this is a disaster if they have to survive in the wild. Sheep possessing a thick and untrimmed coat can die at any time because of the risk of infection, even difficulty in ‘‘going to the toilet”.

Sheep have been domesticated by humans since many years BC. Sheep were also the first animals to be domesticated and herded by humans, starting with the wild Mouflon sheep of the Mesopotamí region (a land in Western Asia). At that time, the Persians raised sheep for the purpose of meat, milk and skin.

By about 6,000 BC, sheep were raised for wool to make wool to keep people warm in the harsh winter. Wool from sheep became part of Persian culture and a distinctive commercial product. From here, sheep’s wool was brought to African and European countries. Up to now, wool yarn is an important fiber for people and life. They are both biodegradable, reusable, and environmentally friendly. Sheep have become man’s best friend. Sheep bring many high material values ​​to people. So, if you raise sheep, don’t let them get lost! And if you are an animal lover and have the opportunity to go to online countries about sheep farming like Australia, New Zealand… please pay attention and help if you find a lost sheep!