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Sheep Vocabulary
Vocabulary frequently used in
sheep production
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Shepherds
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Wool
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A flock master or herdsmen who feeds and guards a
flock of sheep or goats
Fibers constituting soft, curly coats of sheep.
Natural fiber
Lamb
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Referring to meat, that which comes from a sheep
less than 1 year old
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Mutton
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Ewe
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And adult breeding male
Lambing
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An adult breeding female
Ram
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The flesh of a sheep older than 1 year old
The act of giving birth when referring to sheep
Shearing
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The act of removing wool from a sheep or goat
from a shearing machine
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Flock
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Wether
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The wool from all parts of a single sheep, consists
of crinkly hair
Wool clip
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Castrated male
Fleece
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Group of sheet
The annual wool crop
Gummer
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A sheep or goat having no teeth
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Jail
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Drench
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Small pen large enough to hold the ewe and the
offspring
A fluid dose of medication given by introducing it
into the mouth
Tagging
Clipping manure and dirt locks from the sheep
 The process of attaching tags to animals
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Wool card
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The process of disentangling and separating the
fibers of woo and delivering them in a parallel
condition suitable for spinning
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Seasonally polyestrous
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Bummer lamb
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The process of an animal giving milk
Docking
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A lamb that has been rejected by its mother
Lactation
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An animal that has repeated estrus cycles only during
certain seasons.
The removing of an animal’s tail
Dip
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Any chemical preparation into which livestock or
poultry are submerged briefly to get rid of the
insects
Sheep Species Outline
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Species name
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Adult breeding female
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Ovine
Ewe
Adult breeding male
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Ram
Species cont.
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Castrated male
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Immature female
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Ewe lamb
Immature male
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Wether
Ram lamb
Gestation Period
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5 months
Species cont.
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Market age
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Market weight
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5-6 months
100-150 lbs
Meat from sheet
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Mutton or lamb
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