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Agriculture Headlines

 

Latest State Sheep and Goat Inventory

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:35:35 CST
All sheep and lamb inventory on January 1, 2019 was at 53,000 head, that is down 4 percent form January 1, 2018. Breeding sheep inventory was at 45,000 head, and that is down 2 percent from last year. Market sheep and lambs on January 1, 2019 totaled 8,000, down 11 percent from January 1, 2018. The 2018 lamb crop of 41,000 head was down 5 percent from 2017.

Wool production during the 2018 totaled 200,000 pounds, unchanged from 2017. Sheep and lambs shorn totaled 32,000 head, and that was down 3 percent from 2017.

Meat and all other goat inventory totaled 23,000 head on January 1, 2019, down 8 percent from the previous year. Milk goat inventory stood at 11,000 head, and is up 10 percent from January 1, 2018.

 

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