Historical Data on Grazing in Intermountain
Region as Obtained from Original
Users and Others.
Receipts and profits in early days as compared to present day conditions:
Hature She ep ■ ■■ . - •
At what age are most sheep marketed. 2-3 year old wethers
Breed of sheep. French and Spanish merino ewes, Delano Bucks
Wethers. $2.-$2.50 per head
Price received for mature sheep. Ewes.
Yearlings sold for $1.95 in 1904.
Started selling lambs in 1906-7
Percent lamb crop. Eess than now
Market weight of lambs. 65 to 70$
Percent fat lambs.60$
Market location . Omaha market buyers came out for them
Price received per pound. 3.5 - 40 per §.
Pounds of wool per head . Sj- - 7#
Price received per pound. 10-130
. ct rfre**
Market for wool. Market buyers came for it
Prices 750 to $1.00 each
How brought to market.
Wild, animal skins. Little val$re $2. for coyote hide
Meat brought in by hunters of wild animals.
Size of bands grazed or cattle herds handled. 3000 and over
Been out with as high as 4500 head in one herd *
Losses About same as now.
Wages paid herders and camp tenders and cowboys .$35.-40. herders.
Same for Campjacks.