The sheep is another type of animal you can own in Stardew Valley. Sheep provide you with a resource called Wool. You can use this wool for your own profits. Sheep are capable of becoming pregnant and giving birth so you can have them thriving on the farm. Sheep eat every day and mature after 4 nights.
To unlock sheep, you either need a Deluxe Barn or a hefty amount of gold. Sheep are a type of animal that is only found on a Deluxe Barn. A Deluxe Barn is a barn which you can obtain on upgrading the Big Barn. If you wish to purchase a sheep, it is very easy yet expensive to do that. A sheep can be purchased for 8,000g at Marnie’s Ranch.
In this guide, we will go through how you can obtain sheep, why sheep are important for your farm and what’s the ways you can profit from them. Make sure to keep on reading for all this information!
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What Are Sheep In Stardew Valley?
Sheep are another type of animal in Stardew Valley. They can act as your major source of wool since they can generate wool almost every day depending on how you take care of them and your profession.
The sheep are also capable of breeding and giving birth so you will not have to spend money buying new sheep. The sheep eat everyday and mature after 4 nights.
When the sheep gets mature, they grow a layer of wool around their body which can be sheared with “Shears”. The shears are a tool which can be obtained from Marnie’s Ranch for 1000 gold.
You can also own an Auto-Grabber which will automatically harvest any wool from the sheep. A mature sheep grows its coat of wool in just 3 days. Having your profession as Shepherd lowers it down ever more, and allows you to get wool everyday.
How Can I Get A Sheep In Stardew Valley?
To get a sheep in Stardew Valley, you first have to meet the prerequisites for it. As sheep is a pretty late game farm pet, it is expensive in terms of other smaller pets like chickens. But if you have a regular source of income (which you should if you are aiming to get a sheep) then it will be no problem.
If you want to get a sheep, you first need to have a Deluxe Barn built. Just like chickens in the coop, that is where the sheep lives in Stardew Valley.
After getting the deluxe barn, you can get the sheep at Marnie’s shop for 8000 gold. If you are wondering how you go around getting a deluxe barn in Stardew Valley, then fret not, you can read that below!
How To Get A Deluxe Barn In Stardew Valley?
Deluxe Barn is the last barn upgrade in Stardew Valley. As the name suggests, it is the deluxe version of the barn and comes after the big barn.
So to obtain the Deluxe Barn, you first have to make sure that you have acquired the big barn upgrade beforehand. After making that sure, you can get the Deluxe Barn upgrade by following steps:
- First of all, you will need to gather 25,000 gold, 550 pieces of wood, and 300 stones. This might be sounding like a lot but it will really profit you later on as the Deluxe Barn is used for plenty of stuff and is an essential upgrade for you.
- After collecting all those materials, you can then head over to Robin’s Ranch. You can then interact and talk to Robin, and select the “Deluxe Barn” option in the farm building options.
After you select this option, the Deluxe Barn will take around 2 to 3 days to complete building. After it’s done building, the Deluxe Barn is yours to use. The Deluxe Barn allows you to keep up to 12 animals inside it. The animals include pigs, cows, sheep etc.
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What’s The Use Of Sheep In Stardew Valley?
Sheep are farm animals that can provide you with an endless source of wool. They are also the fastest way to farm for wool, as they can generate it the fastest depending on certain conditions.
Rabbits, another animal which you can get wool from, produce it after 2-3 days. Sheep on the other hand can give you wool almost every day.
When you feed a sheep, it is supposed to develop wool in 4 days. If you take care of your barn animals and feed them daily, then their happiness is sure to be above 70. When sheep have a happiness of more than 70, their coat starts generating every third day.
On top of this, if you choose the Shepherd profession, it lowers the wool producing time by one day again. Having 900 or more friendship (4.5 hearts or more) also shortens the time it takes a sheep to develop its coast by one more day, making it only take 1 single day to produce wool. This makes them the fastest source of wool.
Why Do I Need Wool In Stardew Valley?
Wool is a resource produced by sheep or rabbits in Stardew Valley. Wool is also offered as a purchase on the “Traveling Cart” shop for the price of 1020-1700 gold. Emily may also sometimes give you one wool as a present in the mailbox.
The wool has a starting price of 40g. That is not much, but you can always save your gold and spend it somewhere else by not buying wool and instead producing it. So why spend money on getting wool when you can easily produce it from the sheep on your farm? Here are some uses of wool in Stardew Valley:
- When producing clothes in a loom, using high-quality wool in a loom increases the likelihood of producing two clothes. Silver provides a 10% probability, gold a 25% chance, and iridium a 50% chance.
- Wool can also be used in the feed of the sewing machines to make a nice little plain shirt for yourself!
- Wool may be requested at the “Help Wanted” sign outside Pierre’s General Store at any time of year for a prize of 1,020g and 150 Friendship points. If you don’t own a rabbit or sheep, you will never be asked for wool. So you are missing out on a great amount of gold provided to you for almost no cost if you are producing any amount of wool.
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Sheep play an important part in providing you a stable and fast source of wool in Stardew Valley. Instead of spending your hard earned money on purchasing wool, you can just produce it for the lifetime instead by having sheep in your barn!