More Sheep Than Humans
Wales is a somewhat smaller West-European country. Because of this, its human population is just over three million inhabitants. This is nothing unusual and rather expected. What is so interesting is that the food many of them eat actually outnumbers the Welsh population, three to one. A survey conducted in 2012 shows that 8.9 million sheep and lambs live in the countryside. This number has slowly been rising ever since and can be attributed to the 1840’s ‘population boom.’ In one decade, the number of sheep tripled from four million to approximately thirteen million. Sheep serve as an important part of Wales’s economy. The Black Welsh Mountain is a breed of black sheep with adequately soft fleece used in combination with other wools.