Cool Sheep

SheepThick woolly coats are great in winter, but can get a bit warm in summer. Like many animals, sheep lose their coat as the weather warms but it can look quite a mess because it comes off in big lumps. Most sheep visit the wool-dresser (that's a bit like a hair-dresser) to have their wool shaved off.

This is the first step in making lanolin - getting the wool from the sheep. Take a look at this YouTube video to see how this is done.

Merino sheep from New Zealand produce wool that contains lots of lanolin.

How many sheep does it take to fill a barrel?

This isn't a joke - let's find out how many sheep it takes to fill a barrel with wool grease!