Uses of sheep

Sheep to reduce carbon footprint

July 22nd, 2009 A New Zealand winemaker thinks he has found a novel way to reduce the carbon footprint of his wine by allowing a breed of miniature sheep to graze between his vines thus cutting fuel costs and keeping grass short. The animals are known by the ridiculous name of babydoll sheep and were bred originally as pets. Only 300 exist in the world. The sheep only reach about 60cm tall when fully grown. Because the grapes tend only to start growing from about 110cm off the ground the sheep can’t reach them. The Guardian