There are around 32.8 million sheep in the UK. Sheep are a part of life and a part of the landscape. Since most farmland (60%) is only suitable for growing grass, raising sheep and cattle is logically the best agricultural use for the land. As we crossed through field after field, sheep dotted the landscape everywhere, and their voices could be heard across the hills and dales.
Being there just after the lambing season also meant that there were lambs everywhere as well. While we were there, the ewes and lambs are out in the fields together, with the ewes grazing and the lambs suckling. Lambs weigh roughly 2.5 kg | 5.5 lbs when they are born and grow quickly, around 300 g | 0.7 lb a day.
Of course, one must watch where one steps.