Bonus resource found from plains, hills
Sheep (Civ5)
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Resource value

+1 20xFood5, +0 20xProduction5, +0 20xGold5


Pasture, available with Animal husbandry

Pasture value

+1 20xFood5, +0 20xProduction5, 0 20xGold5

Required for Units: None

Buildings: None

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Game InfoEdit

Bonus resource.

  • Base yield:
    • 1 20xFood5 Food
  • Modifiers:


Sheep are found on a variety of terrains, but almost always on hills. Very often they appear in deserts, which makes them important for desert-dwelling civilizations like Persia or Morocco. They're a bit more difficult to develop than Wheat, because they require a Pasture improvement, but their yield is more diversified thanks to the 20xProduction5 Production bonus of the hills they're found on. So, instead of providing a whole lot of 20xFood5 Food like Wheat or Bananas, they provide a balanced quantity of both +3 20xFood5 Food and +3 20xProduction5 Production upon researching Fertilizer.

A Stable can be built in the city working a Sheep resource; it will improve their yield further, adding 1 20xProduction5 Production.

Historical InfoEdit

Sheep are extremely tasty creatures that also produce milk, wool and leather. One of the earliest animals to be domesticated, sheep were first tamed in Mesopotamia some ten thousand years ago. Since that period the practice of shepherding has spread widely, and today sheep can be found across the planet. There are over 200 breeds of sheep in existence, each bred for a specific quality: hardiness, size, quantity and quality of wool, milk production, and of course tastiness!