The easiest way to tell the difference between a sheep and goat is to look at its tail. SHEEP GOATS Down Up Sheep tails are usually docked (shortened) so that manure doesn’t collect on the hindquarters of the sheep.
What do we raise sheep and goats for? Sheep and goats are multi-purpose.
Sheep and goats are raised mostly for meat. The meat from a young sheep (< 1 year) is called lamb. The meat from an older sheep (> 1 year) is called mutton. The meat from a goat is called chevon (French) or cabrito (Spanish).
Sheep and goats are raised for dairy (milk). Most sheep and goat milk is made into cheese. Sheep are goat milk have many healthful qualities. People that are lactose intolerant can often drink goat or sheep milk.
Sheep and goats are raised for fiber. WOOL FROM SHEEP MOHAIR AND CASHMERE FROM GOATS
Sheep and goats are used to control (eat) unwanted plants.
Sheep and goats are used as research models and to produce medical products. Dissecting a sheep heart. Sheep blood is a common culture media.
I hope you have fun learning about sheep and goats. PowerPoint by Susan Schoenian, Sheep & Goat Specialist, University of Maryland Extension, firstname.lastname@example.org