We all kind of know that sheep farming is one of the main industries in New Zealand ( newest statictics say, there are about 10 sheep per individual ) :) But here is something about Merino - is an economically influential breed of sheep prized for its wool. The breed is originally from Alentejo, south Portugal, from where it was introduced to Spain; its wool was already highly valued in the Middle Ages. Today, Merinos are still regarded as having some of the finest and softest wool of any sheep.
Many thanks to Tianyi Shi, who had a studying term in the kiwiland earlier this year :)
Btw the coolness of these merino sheep is very close to that of the highland cows..!