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Sheep Lifecycle

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ryan heckman

on 16 April 2014

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Transcript of Sheep Lifecycle

Sheep Life Cycle
Weaning age is 60 to 70 days
Lambs will weigh 60 pounds
Slaughter for lambs at 4 months. Lambs will weigh 120 pounds
Sheep will go to market at age 4-8, but can live to 15. They usually will not be productive after 10 years
Sheep/ Goat Life Cycle
Terms
Lamb- Under 1 year old/ no offspring
Sheep- Over 1 year old/
Ewe- Female sheep
Ewe Lamb- Young female sheep
Ram- Male sheep
Ram Lamb- Young male sheep
Flock- Group of sheep (also band/ mob)
Wether- Castrated ram
Yearling- Sheep between 1 & 2 years
Lambing- birthing
Mutton- Sheep meat
Goat Terms
Billy- older male goat
Doe- female goat
Doeling- baby female goat
Nanny- mother goat
Kid- young goat
Kidding- birthing process
Wether- castrated billy
Chevon- Goat meat
Tribe- Group of goats
Goat Life Cycle
Weaning age for goats is 3-4 months
Males will mature at around 4-8 months, females at 7-10 months.
Goats will live from 8 to 12 years, but some have lived to 15
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