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Bellwork. What does it mean if a disease or virus is zoonotic?. Sheep. Agriscience 8 Chapter 20, pages. Terms. Ewe – female with lambs Ewe lamb – young female Ram – intact male Lamb – baby Wether – castrated male. Background & Uses. 1 st domesticated meat species

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bellwork

Bellwork

What does it mean if a disease or virus is zoonotic?

sheep

Sheep

Agriscience 8

Chapter 20, pages

terms
Terms

Ewe – female with lambs

Ewe lamb – young female

Ram – intact male

Lamb – baby

Wether – castrated male

background uses
Background & Uses
  • 1st domesticated meat species
  • ~1.7 pounds of lamb is consumed per person, per year in the United States
  • Used for several purposes:
    • Meat – coarse black wool
    • Wool – finer white wool
    • Dual Purpose – white woolwith better meat than most wool breeds
breeds
Breeds

Rambouillet – dual purpose

Dorset - meat

Columbia –

dual purpose

Suffolk– meat

Hampshire –

meat Merino –

wool

growth
Growth
  • Gestation: 5 months
  • Lambing in spring or fall
  • 1-4 lambs born at a time; twinning common
  • Colostrum needed
  • Identification: ear tags, ear tattoos, paint brands
  • Tail docking: between 3 days and 6 weeks of age; keeps rump clean, makes lambing easier for ewes, standard practice
  • Shear at least once a year
digestion feeding
Digestion & Feeding
  • Ruminant digestive systems – 4 stomach compartments
  • Water – most important!
  • May graze or be fed forages such as alfalfa or grass hay
  • Additional nutrient requirements met with grain or concentrate feed
  • Market animals usually finished out with a concentrated feed
    • Corn – oats – barley – distillers grains – wheat
products
Products
    • Wool –
      • Sweaters, coats, scarves, rugs, suits, etc. Cosmetics
  • Chewing Gum
  • Insulation
  • Lanolin
    • Creams & lotions
    • Cosmetics & make up
    • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Meat
    • Rib chops, roasts, stew, spareribs, loin chops &

roasts, leg roasts….