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Sheep, lamb herd down slightly from 2009

According to USDA’s latest semi-annual inventory report, released last Friday, the U.S. sheep and lamb inventory as of July 1 totaled 6.9 million head, down two percent from July 1, 2009. The breeding sheep inventory, at 4.16 million head, was down three percent from last year. Market sheep and lambs, including new-born lambs, totaled 2.74 million head, down one percent from 2009.

The 2010 lamb crop in the U.S. is expected to total 3.6 million head, down two percent from last year’s total.

According to USDA’s latest semi-annual inventory report, released last Friday, the U.S. sheep and lamb inventory as of July 1 totaled 6.9 million head, down two percent from July 1, 2009. The breeding sheep inventory, at 4.16 million head, was down three percent from last year. Market sheep and lambs, including new-born lambs, totaled 2.74 million head, down one percent from 2009.

The 2010 lamb crop in the U.S. is expected to total 3.6 million head, down two percent from last year’s total.

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