Why Raise Dairy Sheep?
think of a cow, or
production. So why should
a few reasons.
to dairy cows, the most
eat less and cause less
and smaller housing.
there are a few positive
animal depending on the breed. They can be used for wool, meat and milk.
Depending on how self-sufficient you are, a
as lamb or sausage, milk, cheese, yogurt and even soap. No one goat breed
offers these same benefits.
sheep are the winners. Sheep are much easier to contain than goats. They are
much less mischievous. Sheep are also grazers so they prefer things that are
growing close to the grown like grass and herbs.
will also nibble on trees but if you are worried about your fruit trees and rose
bushes, sheep will tend to leave those alone whereas goats will actively seek them
out and devour them.
are different than those of cow and goat milk. Sheep's milk is typically higher
in fat and protein than goat and cow milk. This makes sheep milk an excellent
milk for cheesemaking. More cow and goat milk is required than the amount
of sheep's milk to make the equivalent amount of cheese. So you need
cheese made from cow milk, similar to goat milk cheeses.