Sheep

Calling all animal friends! Do you want to give our animals a little bit of extra love? Why not think about sponsoring our sheep and lambs!

Find out more about sponsorship

Sheep facts

  • There are over 1 billion sheep in the world.
  • China has the largest number of sheep in the world.
  • Adult female sheep are known as ewes.
  • Adult male sheep are known as rams.
  • A group of sheep is known as a herd, flock or mob.
  • Young sheep are called lambs.
  • Sheep have a field of vision of around 300 degrees, allowing them to see behind themselves without having to turn their head.
  • Sheep are herbivores that eat vegetation such as grass.
  • The digestive system of sheep features four chambers which help break down what they eat.
  • Sheep like to stay close to others in a herd which makes them easier to move together to new pastures.
  • In 1996, a sheep named Dolly was the first mammal to be cloned from a somatic cell.
  • Domesticated sheep are raised for a number of agricultural products including fleece and meat

Our Sheep family is proudly sponsored by:

  • Susan Willis

Do you fancy sponsoring our Sheep family and getting your name added to this list? If so visit our sponsorship page to find out more.

Newham Grange Farm
Wykeham Way
Middlesbrough
TS8 0TG

Telephone:
01642 515729