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Sheep Milk Data

Sheep milk is more acceptable to the human digestive system in comparison to cow’s and goat’s milk. Sheep milk does not have such a strong smell or taste as is often the case with goat’s milk. Sheep milk contain about double and in some cases much more than double the amount of solids found in either goat’s and cow’s milk. Sheep milk is superior and belongs to a class of its own.

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Type of milk Kcal kj
Sheep 102 426
Goat 71 296
Cow 65 272

µ / 100 g Sheep Goat Cow
Vitamin A 83 44 52
B Carotene 0.2 <0.1 <0.21
Vitamin D 0.18 – 0.88 0.12 0.03
Vitamin E 120 30 90
Vitamin C 4700 1100 1500
Thiamin 85 41 40
Riboflavin 330 138 180
Vitamin B6 83 63 50
Vitamin B12 0.6 0.08 0.4
Nicotinic acid 428 328 80
Pantothenic acid 464 415 50
Biotin 2.6 3.1 3.0
Folic acid 5.6 0.6 0.5
(Mills, Practical Sheep Dairying, 1989)

Type of
Milk
Percentage %
Butterfat Protein (Casein) Lactose Minerals
Sheep 7.55 6.12 (4.2) 5.09 0.87
Goat 3.9 3.3 (2.5) 4.4 0.80
Cow 3.5 3.25 (2.6) 4.6 0.75

mg / 100 g Sheep Goat Cow
Ca 162 – 259 102 – 203 110
Mg 14 – 19 13 – 19 11
Na 41 – 132 35 – 65 58
K 101 – 152 157 – 255 126
P 82 – 183 86 – 118 90
Fe 0.03 – 0.14 0.01 – 0.11 0.04
Zn 0.47 – 1.2 0.19 – 0.48 0.36
Cu 0.01 – 0.28 0.01 – 0.06 <0.01
(Mills, Practical Sheep Dairying, 1989)

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