Human beings since agrarian revolution have adopted a sedentary lifestyle. This type of lifestyle have been amplified by domestication of animals and cultivation of various crops. Growing of crops and keeping of livestock is technically termed as Agriculture. Agriculture forms the fundamental sector of production of any country in the world. The larger world human population relies on agricultural activities mainly for supply of food and raw materials.
Many people keep various breeds of livestock in different countries of the world depending on the climatic patterns prevailing in such areas. One of the most commonly kept animal is sheep. Sheep is principally kept for mutton and wool production. The wool from the sheep is used to manufacture clothing items such as sweaters, trousers etc. The meat from the sheep is refered to as mutton. It is very rich in fats. Fats contain alot of soluble vitamins, alkaloids, steroids and hormones that are very essential for proper growth of the body.
Sheep can be kept in both small scale and large scale units depending on the capital availability, size of land, water availability, quantity of pasture and knowledge level of the farmer. The farmer can practice commercial sheep rearing if he or she has large capital investment at hand.
This article brings to you one of the largest and heaviest sheep in the world. According to reports by World Food and Agriculture Organization (WFAO), the world's largest and heaviest sheep is the Argali sheep species found in Central Asia. This sheep is white in colour with short study patterns. It has a straight snout and drooping ears.
Argali sheep measures approximately 125 centimeters in height and weighs about 300 pounds. It produces high quality carcasses when slaughtered. The price of a male Argali sheep ranges between 26,000 to 34,000 Kenyan shillings. This breed of sheep survives well in areas that receives low amount of precipitation i.e drought prone areas. It's white hairs makes it to be very resistant to solar radiation that is known to cause adverse skin burns in majority of livestock kept by farmers.
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