So says this item from the US National Public Radio. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/201...cking-together
It goes on to say there is a need for increased sheep production in the US so a proper infrastructure can exist to support the industry. It is an ideal animal for the small producer to grow because they take little room, compared with cattle, to produce.
Not sure how long this program will be available via the URL, but I downloaded it and can send it to anyone who asks for it.