M9.4: Sheep Inventory: ANSC 100 Summer 2018 (WC).pdf

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never eat sheep meat again. They evidently lived up to their promise and thus their families never ate much of it either. Sheep meat gradually fell out of favor as a protein source as evidenced by the decline of the national sheep flock from 56 million head in 1942 to around 6 million head in 2007. Similarly, lamb meat production fell from over 1 Billion pounds in 1945 to less than 200 million pounds in 2006. Today, most US sheep flocks number fewer than 100 head. Most of those animals are bred specifically for meat production. Combined with the fact that there are relatively few sheep in the US, the country’s total wool production contributes less than 1% to the world wool supply in any given year. Credit: USDA, NASS This chart demonstrates that US lamb and mutton consumption is at best stagnant and remains extremely low (less than 1 pound per person per year). For reference, each US citizen consumes about 60 pounds of beef per year.
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7/9/18, 10)36 PM M9.4: Sheep Inventory: ANSC 100 Summer 2018 (WC) Page 2 of 3 60 pounds of beef per year. US sheep production trends mimic consumption trends very closely. With the exception of a brief upswing in the 1960’s, sheep production has steadily decreased since the end of World War II. Credit: Harold Harpster Although this data is dated (1994), trends in US sheep location are about the same. Sheep numbers tend to be high in western states where large flock
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  • Spring '17
  • Robert mikesell
  • Test Prep, Roasting, Lamb and mutton, Domestic sheep, US Sheep Industry, Sheep Inventory

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