Cache National Foretf
Historical Data on Grazing in Intermountafin
Region as Obtained from Original
Users a,nd Others.
Percent lamb crop. 70-90$
Receipts and profits in early days as compared to present day conditions:
Mature She ep
At what age are most sheep marketed. Wethers 3-4 year - held ewe lambs.
Breed of sheep. French Merino ewes and Delano bucks.
Price received for mature sheep. Ewes. Wethers. $3*00 each
In 1904 $3.75 each for herd
Market weight of lambs. 150# wethers 3-4 years old
Percent fat lambs. More feed and fatter lambs than now.
Market location . Leaded at Wasatch, later shipped to Omaha.
Grazed back to Omaha until about 19IE.
Price received per pound. Sold by head.
Pounds of wool per head . 7#.
Price received per pound. Not over 70 - At Cleveland's time 30.
Market for wool. Buyer came after wool.
Prices 500 to $1.00 each.
How brought to market. 3uyers came after.
Wild animal skins. Not much market.
Meat brought in by hunters of wild animals. No season on game.
Size of bands grazed or cattle herds handled. 2500 - 3400
Losses Coyotes and bear-worse than now. Transient bad.
Wages paid herders and camp tenders and cowboys. $35. - 1897 S herders
17.50 ■ camptenders
Aid they had to eat was flour and bacon.