The sheep industry of the United States along mutton lines, is one of growing importance. The Department of Agriculture at Washington reports 38,298,783 head in January 1896, valued at $65,167,735. The United States exported 405.748 sheep in 1895, valued at $2,630,686, and during the same year imparted 291,461 head, valued at $682,618. Analysis of these movements will show that we send fat sheep to Europe and import principally lambs from Canada and breeding sheep from England.
Wilson, James and Curtiss, C. F.
Bulletin: Vol. 3
, Article 2.
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