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In the 1960's the sheep industry has been described as being at a crossroads. Serious concern has been expressed over the future of the entire industry. Declining numbers, competition from other meats and fabrics and low returns have all been cited as reasons for pessimism. But recent developments in product improvement and industrywide efforts to a~tack problems have given rise to a degree of cautious optimism about the future.

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Center for Agricultural and Economic Development, Iowa State University


Ames, IA


Agricultural and Resource Economics | Agricultural Economics | Animal Sciences | Economics | Large or Food Animal and Equine Medicine

The future for sheep