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Are you a new sheep producer looking for advice or mentorship?
Are you looking for information about the Rideau Arcott breed?
Are you a seasoned producer interested in utilizing the Rideau breed to enhance your maternal traits?
Perhaps you're curious about how we manage our flock including nutrition, reproduction, infrastructure, purebred breeding stock selection, etc?
We're always eager to connect with fellow producers!
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We think sheep are marvelous creatures! Here's some interesting sheep facts:
-Sheep have incredible peripheral vision! it’s estimated their field of vision is approximately 320 degrees; humans average about 155 degrees.
-A mature ewe produces 3-4.5 kg of wool per year- enough to make a man’s suit.
-A sheep can produce up to 2 litres of milk per day.
-While there are instances of homosexuality in nearly all animal species, sheep are the only animals besides humans that show a same-sex preference for life. Up to 8% of males prefer other males even when fertile females are around.
-There are approximately 1 million sheep in Canada on about 11,000 farms.
- Sheep are actually surprisingly intelligent, with impressive memory and recognition skills. They build friendships and can remember up to 50 faces!