Breeds of Sheep: Wool Educational Material for the Clothing Industry
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It is important for the fashion industry to learn about sheep so that we have a better understanding of wool.

The sheep is a quadrupedal, ruminant mammal typically kept as livestock. Like all ruminants, sheep are members of the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates. Although the name "sheep" applies to many species in the genus Ovis, in everyday usage it almost always refers to Ovis aries.

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Much of the educational information listed in this section has graciously been provided by the American Sheep Industry Association.

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