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Master of Science (MS)


Agricultural Systems Technology and Education


E. M. Morrison


Throughout the history of mankind, sheep have played a very important and unique part in the economies of the world. They have been a source of meat, milk, skins and fiber. They have become adapted to nearly every kind of husbandry, from nomadic types to intensively managed flocks on small farms and have thrived under nearly all climatic conditions, ranging from sub-artic regions of Greenland to hot areas of the mediterranean countries; from desert areas of Africa to wet lowland of England.

Domestic sheep were introduced on the American continent by Spanish discovered and conquerors in 1493. (8, p.281) The other route by which they came was from England in 1607. (e, p. 21)

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