Sheep and Goad Update

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Sheep and Goad Update
Western Kansas Agent Update
Sheep & Meat Goats
Dr. Brian Faris
KSU Extension Sheep & Meat Goat Specialist
Sheep & Goat Industry Overview
2004
2013
2014
US Breeding Sheep Numbers (hd)
4,464,000
3,975,000
3,880,000
KS Breeding Sheep Numbers (hd)
62,000
42,000
48,000
US Lamb Crop (%)
119
109
107
KS Lamb Crop (%)
136
126
136
US Wool Clip
30,862,000
27,400,000
27,000,000
KS Wool Clip
560,000
255,000
285,000
National Agricultural Statistics Service
Sheep & Goat Industry Overview
2005
US Goats (hd)
KS Goats (hd)
2013
1,781,000 1,734,000
2014
1,688,000
25,500
38,900
38,800
US Meat Goat Does (hd)
1,416,000
1,404,000
1,365,000
KS Meat Goat Does (hd)
22,000
34,000
34,000
National Agricultural Statistics Service
Last week’s sale
Market Categories
Weight Divisions
Prices
Goat Kids
25-40 lbs
$252-282/cwt
40-60 lbs
$240-260/cwt
60-80 lbs
$238-246/cwt
80-100 lbs
$212-229/cwt
45-60 lbs
$218-230/cwt
60-70 lbs
$208-216/cwt
70-90 lbs
$200-213/cwt
123-161 lbs
$155-175/cwt
Feeder Lambs
Slaughter Lambs
BREEDS OF SHEEP AND GOATS
GAINING ATTENTION AND
PROMINENCE IN KANSAS
USDA-MARC Easy Care (Hair Ewes) –
½ Romanov, ¼ Katahdin/ ¼ White Dorper
Dorper Sheep (Hair)
Spanish Bucks
Spanish Does

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