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Sheep and lamb losses to predators and other causes in the western United States.

United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Natural Resource Economics Division.

Sheep and lamb losses to predators and other causes in the western United States.

by United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Natural Resource Economics Division.

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • West (U.S.)
    • Subjects:
    • Sheep -- Losses -- West (U.S.),
    • Lambs -- Losses -- West (U.S.),
    • Wildlife depredation -- West (U.S.),
    • Coyote -- Control -- West (U.S.)

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesAgriculture economic report ;, no. 369, Agricultural economic report ;, no. 369.
      ContributionsGee, C. Kerry.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD1751 .A91854 no. 369, SF375.4.W4 .A91854 no. 369
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 41 p. :
      Number of Pages41
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4691007M
      LC Control Number77602563

      sheep was lost to predators in the United States, ). In Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming, 34% of all producer-reported sheep and lamb losses and lambs killed by coyotes and by other causes.   Lamb losses to predation have historically ranged from 4% to 8% in the western United States but most data are over 30 yr old. We repeated a sheep depredation study conducted from through on Cedar Mountain, Utah, to determine how predation rates have changed over the last three decades. Pastures and herd sizes were similar (1 lambs) between our study ( and .

      less demand for wool, less demand for high-priced lamb meat, difficulty getting/maintaining herders, competition for public rangeland at increased prices, increased predators, decreased government support especially for wool, farmer diversification to other areas, seasonal nature of lamb production/consumption, inadequate profit. Lamb, live sheep before the age of one year, and the flesh of such animals. Mutton refers to the flesh of the mature ram or ewe at least one year old; the meat of sheep between 12 and 20 months old may be called yearling mutton. The meat of sheep 6 to 10 weeks old is usually sold as baby lamb, and spring lamb is from sheep of five to six months.

        With the sheep came itinerant sheep tenders, as well as ecological problems, transforming the Western highlands. In New Mexico territory, , sheep in grew to nearly five million in less than two decades. Herders drove bands of 2, sheep into high elevations, where they devoured ripening grasses in one area after another. lamb losses in ,costing the sheep industry $35 million in potential income. •Predation accounts for percent of the total cost of sheep production,second only to feed and pasture costs. • In Idaho,Montana and Wyoming sheep producers report that losses to predators have risen an additional percent between and


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Sheep and lamb losses to predators and other causes in the western United States by United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Natural Resource Economics Division. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Western States. Lamb losses: For Eastern States, lamb losses are reported for all lambs born alive. For Western States, lamb losses are reported after docking or branding.

Lamb shed: Shed or pen providing protection from weather and, to some extent, predators. Lambs: Sheep less than 1 year Size: 1MB. SHEEP AND LAMB LOSSES TO PREDATORS AND OTHER CAUSES IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES C.

Kerry Gee, Richard S. Magleby, Warren R. Bailey, Russell L. Gum, and Louise M. Arthur INTRODUCTION The issue of prédation on sheep and lambs has been debated by sheepmen and.

All Predator Non-Predator All Sheep and Lamb Losses All, Predator, and Non-Predator Causes Wyoming weather, disease, and other non-predator causes were up head to 20, SHEEP LOSSES LOWER: Sheep losses in Wyoming during UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Wyoming Field Office PO Box Cheyenne, WY   Predator and Nonpredator Death Loss Report Published October 9, The National Animal Health Monitoring System has published the report Sheep and Lamb Predator and Nonpredator Death Loss in the United States, This report is published every 5-years and provides a breakdown of sheep and lamb death losses by producer-attributed causes in.

group. For estimates in this report, the “Other States” were combined with the Southeast region. About 4 percent of U.S. sheep and lamb death losses occurred in the “Other States.” 1. Adult sheep inventory—January 1,and January 1, a. Number of adult sheep (and number of adult sheep in as a percentage of.

All Sheep and Lamb Losses All, Predator, and Non-Predator Causes Wyoming Wyoming Field Office PO Box Cheyenne, WY and other non-predator causes were up 1, head to 19, SHEEP LOSSES EDGE HIGHER: Sheep losses in Wyoming during tota head, up 2, head from UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

Predator losses Init was estimated t adult sheep andlambs were killed by predators in the United States (USDA, ), costing farmers and ranchers almost $ million. Inpredation accounted for percent of sheep losses and percen of lamb losses. According to the most recent sheep and lamb death loss report from the U.S.

Department of Agriculture (USDA ), coyotes are responsible for the highest percentage of losses of any predator species—% (33, head) of sheep losses and % (84, head) of lamb losses. Cattle and Calves Predator Death Loss in the United States, USDA-APHIS.

USDA expands research on larger dog breeds for use in livestock protection. USDA-APHS. Sheep and Lamb Predator and Nonpredator Death Loss in the United States, USDA-APHIS.

Cattle and Calves Predator Death Loss in the United States,   The key difference between sheep and lamb is that sheep refers to the actual adult animal while lamb refers to baby sheep that is in its first year or to meat of young sheep. Sheep are a type of domesticated term lamb, however, has two different meanings.

It refers to both young live sheep as well as the meat of young sheep. Get this from a library. Sheep losses due to predators and other causes in the western United States, a preliminary report. [Richard S Magleby; United States. Department of Agriculture.].

Such whiteface sheep are typical of most western United States range-sheep operations. Ten trials were conducted with relatively large flocks of ewes and their lambs (flocks ranged in size from to ewes and from to lambs). Sheep and Lamb Losses to Predators and Other Causes in the Western United States.

U.S. Dep. Agric. the United States. Periodic reports of predator losses by cattlemen have attested to the existence of a problem for this industry, although its mag- nitude has not been known. Sheep and lamb losses to this cause have already been quantified.

The Economics, Statistics and Cooperatives Service. Colorado sheep and lamb losses – stemming from predators, weather, disease and other causes – increased 50 percent in from the previous year, a problem that was compounded by high sheep and lamb prices, making the economic impact more severe to the state’s producers.

Mortality of sheep and lambs from all causes and from predator losses from through for the United States is presented including economic aspects. Lamb losses from all causes were 9% of the lamb crop in and were generally higher thereafter and reached a peak in of 14%.

Losses of sheep 1 year old and older from all causes were % in remained somewhat higher through. Wildlife () concluded that in the western states, the average loss to coyotes was from 4 to 8% of the lambs and 1 to % of the ewes over the period to For all known lamb and ewe deaths, respectively, 45% and 26% were killed by predators, 14% and 28% died from causes other than.

The Sheep Industry News is the association’s monthly publication covering diverse stories from around the country that pertain to the sheep industry.

Articles range from producer expos and wool market prices, supplies and trends to production tips and animal health features. A lamb. A lamb is a young sheep, the offspring of the ewe. An animal is considered a lamb up to one year of age and right up to the point when it is introduced to the opposite sex for matting.

From that point on it is considered an adult sheep. There are many other terms used locally for the lamb: hogget, shearling, yearling, weaner etc. Bighorn sheep range: Synonyms; O. cervina Desmarest O. montana Cuvier. The bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) is a species of sheep native to North America.

The species is named for its large horns. A pair of horns might weigh up to 14 kg (30 lb); the sheep typically weigh up to kg ( lb). Recent genetic testing indicates three distinct subspecies of Ovis canadensis, one of which is.

predators, which is currently the largest cause of sheep/ lamb deaths. Coyotes account for 60% of all confirmed predator losses; other predators include domestic and feral dogs, wolves, vultures, and hogs.

The U.S. sheep industry has many opportunities for enhanced industry efficiency and competitiveness, despite these challenges. Predators kill many more lambs than sheep and therefore the upward trend of lamb losses in relation to sheep losses indicates that relative predator losses are increasing.

Losses were estimated separately for each of the 33 states that showed definite losses and were then added together for areas and for the United States."Sheep and Lamb Losses to Predators and Other Causes in the Western United States" by C.

Kerry Gee, Richard Magleby, Warren R. Bailey, Russell L. Gum, and Louise M. Arthur Agricultural Economic Report No. Predators, principally coyotes, are the major cause of lamb and sheep losses in the Western United States, according to 9, farmers and.An adult female sheep is referred to as a ewe, an intact male as a ram or occasionally a tup, a castrated male as a wether, and a younger sheep as a lamb.

Highlights. Texas has the most sheep and lambs in the United States followed by California and Colorado. The United States has million head of sheep and lambs.