domestic sheep


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Noun1.domestic sheep - any of various breeds raised for wool or edible meat or skindomestic sheep - any of various breeds raised for wool or edible meat or skin
genus Ovis, Ovis - sheep
sheep - woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
Cotswold - sheep with long wool originating in the Cotswold Hills
Hampshire down, Hampshire - British breed of hornless dark-faced domestic sheep
Lincoln - long-wooled mutton sheep originally from Lincolnshire
Exmoor - horned sheep of Devon; valued for mutton
Cheviot - hardy hornless sheep of the Cheviot Hills noted for its short thick wool
caracul, karakul, broadtail - hardy coarse-haired sheep of central Asia; lambs are valued for their soft curly black fur
longwool - a domestic long-wool sheep
merino, merino sheep - white sheep originating in Spain and producing a heavy fleece of exceptional quality
Rambouillet - hardy sheep developed from the merino producing both good mutton and fine wool
mouton, mutton - meat from a mature domestic sheep
lamb - the flesh of a young domestic sheep eaten as food
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"As such, offal exports are providing a welcome boost at a time when lower domestic sheep meat production is limiting lamb export volumes."
Rounding the last turn in a remote dirt road, they were surrounded by domestic sheep. Jay's companions were disappointed, but Jay had a minor revelation.
Standard nomenclature for the G-band karyotype of the domestic sheep (Ovis aries).
The last of the state's native sheep disappeared in the early 1940s, following decades of over-hunting, combined with diseases picked up from domestic sheep.
The scientists substituted nuclei from cells of the mouflon ewes for nuclei in egg cells from a domestic sheep. Out of 23 substituted eggs, seven developed enough for transfer to surrogate domestic sheep mothers.
The habitat carrying capacity (CC) for the winter was calculated using the formulae CC = (ps) (fs) / (cs) (ts) (Rasmussen & Ffolliott 1981; Gallina 1990), taking into account the average of the biomass values (ps), and using a use factor of 0.15 (fs) and a total consumption for sheep of 46.42 kg/individual/month (cs); these values were used by Patton (1992) for domestic sheep. The foraging time for this season (ts) was estimated as four months.
This study confirmed the results of previous reports in the region that the mitochondrial maternal lineages A and B are predominantly found in domestic sheep breeds in Asian countries.
Similar sets of blood, eye, and nasal samples were collected from 5 domestic sheep and 5 goats that were reportedly ill with suspected signs of PPR (2 herds) or opportunistically sampled (1 herd) in locations across the wildlife range, which included 1 resident livestock herd in a high-altitude location and 2 nomadic livestock herds in low-altitude locations.
Ovis canadensis was wiped out of most of its traditional habitat by the middle of last century because of susceptibility to diseases and parasites carried by domestic sheep, unregulated market hunting, and competition with domestic livestock, and today, opportunities to hunt are extremely rare and prized.
Four species of domestic ungulates, one species of wild ungulate and one species of small mammals were found with a frequency of: domestic sheep, 6.25%, domestic goat, 25%; cow, 6.25%; yak, 12.5%; Himalayan ibex, 6.25% and marmot, 6.25%.
Eblex forecasts that overall, domestic sheep meat production will be slightly higher this year than in 2011, although a considerable recovery in New Zealand lamb exports is also likely to impact the market.