Raising Sheep in the Philippines. Raising sheep in the Philippines can be as profitable as raising goats in local farms. Although Filipinos do not generally eat meat lambs, there is a growing demand for mutton and scope for export of meat.
Herein, what is the sheep industry?
Today the U.S. sheep industry is one of the most complex industries in animal agriculture. Sheep provide lamb and mutton (mature sheep) meat for consumption, wool and pelts for textiles, and milk from the emerging dairy sheep industry.
Likewise, are there goats in the Philippines? In 1990, there were about 2.2 million goats all over the country. Today, the country is home to 3.3 million goats. Among the goats raised by most Filipino farmers are the Philippine strain (also known as the common goat) and the Dadiangas goat (which originated from General Santos City ).
Furthermore, what does a sheep farmer do?
Sheep farmers are responsible for the daily care of sheep that are raised for their meat, milk, wool, or skin. Sheep farms can vary widely in size and specialty.
Why do we eat lamb not sheep?
Mostly the sheep was sent off to be made into pet food. The main reason is that it is not as tender as the lamb. Alough I have seen mutton for sale which is sheep meat. But you need to cook it long and slow to make it less tough.