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Fun Facts

  1. The oldest organized industry is raising sheep.
  2. May 7th is National Roast Leg of Lamb Day.
  3. Lamb producers are scattered all across America, but the vast majority of flocks inhabit the Western Rangelands.
  4. American sheep production peaked during the 1940s and 1950s at more than 55 million sheep.
  5. Nebraska isn’t one of the country’s biggest sheep-producing states. The top five biggest sheep producing states are Texas, California, Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota.
  6. American sheep produce milk, wool, and mutton or lamb meat.
  7. There’s no “typical” lamb flock: farm flocks can start at 50, but large operations go all the way up to 10,000.
  8. Sheep are exclusively herbivores; they eat a range of grasses, legumes, and forbs.
  9. The average weight of a market lamb is 134 pounds.
  10. A rack roast typically has 8 rib bones in it.

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