Most Australian wool comes from what sheep?
80% of Australian wool comes from Merino sheep.
Wool comes from animals who grow it. The most common animal is sheep.There are others which include lama, alpaca ,and other mammals. Sheep wool is also very popular along with Cashmere wool which is collected from cashmere goats. Sheep are often farmed in places like Australia Sheep but in some countries they use camels wool, which is soft on the inside!
All wool sheep produce wool. Some wool sheep are prized for their fine wool production and softness of wool such as the merino, southdown, baby doll and shetland. Other are prized for their meat production including the Suffolk, Doper, St. Croix and Doper. When push comes to shove, no matter the purpose intended, all sheep can be eaten and all but the hair sheeps make wool that can be used.
The main uses of sheep are nowadays for wool. 75% of Australian sheep are merinos and are breed for wool ( they still slaughter them for meat) sheep in Australia have steadily been declining with 180 mil in the 1990's but in 2000 it was 120 mil now its estimated to be 100mil, the sheep are dieing because of droughts and the wool market going down. I hope this answered your question! -ALC
The answer is yes. Wool is a natural resource because it comes from a sheep when a farmer shaves it. It is partly man-made because it requires a series of procedures to turn the wool from the kind that comes straight from the sheep to the kind that we wear in sweaters and socks. Die is also frequently added to give the clothing colour. Wool is not a renewable natural resource.
Hair sheep are not a cross between sheep and goats. They have the same number of chromosomes as wooled sheep. The primary difference between hair sheep and wooled sheep is the ratio of hair to wool fibers. All sheep have both types of fibers. Hair sheep have more hair fibers and wool sheep have more wool fibers. Wooled sheep need sheared. Hair sheep do not. Hair sheep also do not usually need their tails docked…