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Sheep




Sheep - April - Stanbury


Sheep

Sheep are seen in many of the fields around Haworth and many people make the mistaken assumption that they are connected with the woollen trade which Haworth and its mills were noted for particularly in the 18th 19th century.

There is no connection. Sheep are here as the land is too poor to sustain other forms of agriculture. The fleece from their backs is of poor quality and was not used from late 18th century onwards in the textile industry.

Some facts about sheep:

16.1 million lambs are born every year in the UK
At 16 weeks most lambs go to slaughter, their weight is around 40 kilos. The lamb will fetch 50 - 80 at market.
Facts based on 2010 information




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