Historical Data on Grazing in Intermountain
Region as Obtained from Original
Users and Others.
Receipts and profits in early days as conroared to present day conditions:
Mature Sheeo __. 188g - began herding, f0r Brother for $10. per month. Shipped
wethers in those days. Grazed at West Fork of .Beat River on Uinta
At what age are most sheep marketed, gome lambs * 'Topped sorest.
herd off and kept scrubs until wethers.
Breed of sheep. Cross Merino - Merino
Price received for mature sheep. Ewes. Wethers. - $1.50 - $3.50
$3. per head for lambs.
Percent lamb crop. 90-95$
Market weight of lambs. Smaller lambs in early days 70$
Percent fat lambs. Less than now.
Market location . Basatch and to Omaha.
Price received per pound. $3.00 per head.
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Pounds of wool per head 7-8$
Price received per pound. 78$ in 1918. 6c* Cleveland's time.
Market for wool., Wasatch.
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Prices * #1. - |1.50
How brought to market.
Wild animal skins.
Meat brought in by hunters of wild animals.
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Size of bands grazed or cattle herd's handled. 2500 head.
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Losses more in early days. . t
Wages paid herders and camp tenders and cowboys. #10. - §30. herders
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