Thursday, October 13, 2011

1992 Photo of Sheep Grazing in Utah


Sheep graze on pastureland in Heber Valley, Utah. 1992.
source: usda

2 comments:

  1. Funny thing is, there are quite a lot of sheep raised in the western US , but it seems that not much lamb is consumed locally. The vast majority of it is consumed in the eastern US.

    Am I right about this or am I not seeing the big picture?

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  2. DB
    Sheep production numbers have been falling steadily in this country from many years. You are right that much of the U.S. demand is from East Coast Middle Eastern immigrant population such as New York and Philadelphia.

    See this previous post: http://bigpictureagriculture.blogspot.com/2011/05/counting-sheep.html

    We happen to love it at our house, but don't have it too often.

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