The vast majority of sheep in the U.S. are raised for meat and wool. All that is asked of a ewe of one of the meat sheep breeds is that she produce enough milk to feed her lambs up to weaning. This means that even a decent ewe of a meat or wool breed rarely produces more than 100-200 pounds of milk in a lactation lasting perhaps 90 days. This isn’t enough to make milking them worthwhile.
However, where sheep have been milked for thousands of years, some animals have been bred for milk production. Today, breeds such as East Friesian (Germany), Lacaune (France), Sarda (Italy), Chios (Greece), British Milksheep (U.K.) and Awassi and Assaf of Israel produce from 400 to 1,100 pounds of milk a year. The most common and productive dairy sheep in North America have some East Friesian blood, with Lacaune a distant second. Both were imported only in the last 10 years, and only in extremely limited numbers. (There is only one Lacaune breeder in North America, in Canada.) The glitch is that new imports of any breed, including sperm and embryos, are next to impossible under current regulations, which have become even more stringent with the recent mad cow scare.
When it comes to non-human milk, there are only a few animals on which thehuman population relies, such as Cows, Goats, Buffalo, Camel, Donkey and Sheep.Sheep milk has been used for thousands of years as a form of sustenance aroundthe world, and while it is not nearly as common as cow milk, there is a reasonfor its perennial popularity. Sheep milk is actually superior to buffalo, cow,and goat milk in a few important categories, and also has a unique, deliciousflavor that has become a cultural staple for cuisine in certain regions. Sheepmilk comes from the mammary gland of the ewe (female sheep) and is intended tonurse their young, but humans have also been raising and milking sheep forgenerations.Sheep
Sheep milk is used inthe production of numerous famous cheeses, including feta and Roquefort, inaddition to making various yogurts and even being drunk as a standard beverage,although this is less common. When you consume milk from sheep or itsderivative products, you are getting an impressive boost in protein,carbohydrates, beneficial fats, essential minerals and important vitamins. Dueto the limited time of the year that most sheep produce milk, constantcultivation is more difficult, which is why sheep milk and related products aretypically more expensive and harder to find.
Health Benefits Of SheepMilk Immune System Boost: With the rich combination of minerals and nutrients foundin sheep milk, including vitamins A and vitamin E, your immune system ca