SHEEP AND LAMB DEATH LOSSES
by Cause and Value of Losses, Montana, USA

Last updated February 22, 2013
Year Predator Losses Non-
Predator
Loss
Unknown
Causes
Value of Losses
Total
Total Inventory
Lost1/
Predator Non-
Predator
Unknown Total 2/
(000) Head Percent (000) Head (000) Dollars
1/ Total inventory equals January 1 inventory plus lamb crop plus lambs lost before docking.
2/ Totals may not add because of rounding.
2012
2011
18.3
13.6
4.1
3.0
21.1
28.2
3.6
6.2
2,574.0
1,967.1
3,135.0
4,057.3
531.0
971.6
6,240.0
6,996.0
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
17.3
18.8
15.2
17.0
14.1
3.6
3.7
2.9
3.1
2.5
24.9
28.0
29.2
27.5
29.6
5.8
9.2
5.6
5.5
7.3
1,676.9
1,328.3
1,078.3
1,214.4
1,044.4
2,747.9
2,185.7
2,272.6
2,189.3
2,453.7
641.2
713.1
412.7
458.0
600.3
5,066.0
4,227.1
3,763.6
3,861.7
4,098.4
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
12.4
13.7
17.7
21.4
19.9
2.2
2.4
2.9
3.3
2.7
28.4
26.0
33.0
39.9
38.6
5.2
4.3
7.3
5.7
7.5
1,096.4
1,102.6
1,309.2
1,236.0
850.8
2,755.6
2,306.2
2,608.0
2,378.2
1,980.6
477.6
364.3
605.7
366.6
375.0
4,329.6
3,773.1
4,522.9
3,980.8
3,206.4
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
18.9
20.3
21.8
27.0
31.2
2.5
2.7
2.7
3.2
3.5
37.3
36.8
38.7
49.1
39.2
9.8
6.9
6.5
8.9
12.6
1,079.1
1,094.7
1,105.5
1,769.8
1,902.1
2,423.1
2,198.8
2,189.8
3,598.9
2,606.9
609.7
410.2
360.2
627.1
853.9
4,111.9
3,703.7
3,655.5
5,995.8
5,362.9
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
37.1
42.9
40.2
41.2
44.9
4.0
4.1
3.7
3.4
3.4
46.9
53.8
59.4
63.0
83.5
8.0
7.3
8.4
7.8
13.6
2,001.0
1,897.0
1,767.7
1,593.6
1,590.0
2,821.2
2,649.9
2,891.8
2,696.0
3,179.6
500.1
386.6
418.8
374.6
550.4
5,322.3
4,933.5
5,078.2
4,664.1
5,320.0
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
39.1
35.9
43.1
36.9
42.1
3.1
3.1
3.9
3.5
4.1
79.9
80.8
84.7
79.8
72.1
14.0
24.3
22.2
20.3
17.8
1,491.1
1,956.4
2,519.7
2,260.6
2,051.1
3,586.1
4,264.8
5,115.3
4,825.4
3,437.9
659.8
1,405.0
1,386.6
1,343.0
920.0
5,737.0
7,626.2
9,021.6
8,428.9
6,409.1
1985
1984
51.7
51.7
4.6
4.5
59.8
111.7
15.5
16.6
2,469.5
2,275.4
2,704.6
4,847.6
776.1
743.0
5,950.2
7,866.0
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