Sheep, fibers and facts

Here you can find out useful facts about the most common breeds in Sweden. Author is The Swedish Sheep Breeding Association (Svenska Fåravelsförbundet). www.faravelsforbundet.se 


Did you know that during the summer, Swedish sheep and lambs graze and during the winter they are kept free in flocks in well-ventilated buildings. Swedish sheep may not be bathed in insecticides, which is common throughout the world except in the Nordic countries. Castration without anesthesia, mulesing and tail docking, which occurs in some wool-producing countries, is prohibited in Sweden.