SHEEP AND LAMBS
Inventory, Death Loss, and Percent of Total Inventory Lost, Montana, USA

Last updated February 22, 2013
Year Januay1.
Inventory
Lamb
Crop
All Sheep
Losses
Lamb Losses Total
Loss
Percent of Total
Inventory Lost 1/
Before
Docking
After
Docking
All
Lambs
(000) Head Percent
1/ Total inventory equals January 1 inventory plus lamb crop plus lambs lost before docking.
2012
2011
225
230
210
205
12
12
15
20
16
16
31
36
43
48
9.6
10.5
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
245
255
270
275
280
220
235
235
255
255
13
15
14
14
14
18
21
19
18
20
17
20
17
18
17
35
41
36
36
37
48
56
50
50
51
9.9
11.0
9.5
9.1
9.2
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
295
300
310
335
360
255
260
275
295
340
12
13
17
18
19
19
17
21
25
24
15
14
20
24
23
34
31
41
49
47
46
44
58
67
66
8.1
7.6
9.6
10.2
9.1
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
370
380
415
432
465
365
340
355
380
390
19
18
20
25
21
23
23
25
32
30
24
23
22
28
32
47
46
47
60
62
66
64
67
85
83
8.7
8.6
8.4
10.1
9.4
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
490
534
564
678
683
410
465
480
510
585
25
29
35
35
42
34
35
36
39
54
33
40
37
38
46
67
75
73
77
100
92
104
108
112
142
9 .9
10 .1
10 .0
9 .1
10 .7
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
663
600
597
563
523
535
500
460
440
450
40
43
50
45
45
53
55
53
47
45
40
43
47
45
42
93
98
100
92
87
133
141
150
137
132
10 .6
12 .2
13 .5
11 .3
13 .0
1985
1984
615
604
470
470
42
60
40
65
45
55
85
120
127
180
11 .3
15 .8
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