SHEEP AND LAMB LOSSES
Total By Non-Predator Cause and Number of Head, Montana, USA

Last updated February 22, 2013
NON-PREDATOR
Year Weather
Conditions
Disease Poison Lambing
Complic-
ations
On
Back
Old
Age
Theft Other Total
Non-
Predator
Un-
known
Causes
Total
Loss
Number of Head
2012
2011
5,600
13,100
4,300
5,100
900
600
6,000
4,500
200
400
2,700
2,100
--
400
1,400
2,000
21,100
28,200
3,600
6,200
43,000
48,000
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
8,600
13,500
11,500
6,900
9,200
4,800
5,400
5,400
7,800
6,600
700
600
800
1,200
1,600
5,500
4,300
5,700
6,700
6,400
400
400
500
600
600
2,900
2,800
3,300
3,000
3,000
500
--
400
100
500
1,500
1,000
1,600
1,200
1,700
24,900
28,000
29,200
27,500
29,600
5,800
9,200
5,600
5,500
7,300
48,000
56,000
50,000
50,000
51,000
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
7,100
5,400
6,300
13,400
8,300
7,400
9,800
8,200
8,100
10,500
1,500
900
1,100
1,500
1,600
5,800
4,800
8,600
7,900
7,400
700
500
900
800
1,200
3,300
3,400
3,700
2,500
5,000
400
--
1,500
900
800
2,200
1,200
2,700
4,800
3,800
28,400
26,000
33,000
39,900
38,600
5,200
4,300
7,300
5,700
7,500
46,000
44,000
58,000
67,000
66,000
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
7,000
8,600
10,000
26,200
14,500
9,900
12,400
9,300
7,800
6,700
1,900
1,500
1,800
1,500
1,300
7,700
6,900
9,400
6,500
6,600
1,300
1,000
1,000
800
1,200
5,700
3,900
4,900
4,100
4,500
400
1,200
700
1,300
2,400
3,400
1,300
1,600
900
2,000
37,300
36,800
38,700
49,100
39,200
9,800
6,900
6,500
8,900
12,600
66,000
64,000
67,000
85,000
83,000
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
14,300
11,800
12,000
11,900
21,500
10,000
15,700
12,400
12,300
14,500
1,900
2,200
2,300
2,000
2,600
8,400
10,700
15,700
16,600
25,000
1,200
1,900
3,000
2,300
2,600
5,700
6,500
7,100
6,300
7,300
2,000
2,900
3,300
2,900
4,100
3,400
2,100
3,600
8,700
5,900
46,900
53,800
59,400
63,000
83,500
8,000
7,300
8,400
7,800
13,600
92,000
104,000
108,000
112,000
142,000
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
19,100
23,400
15,900
16,900
18,000
14,500
12,900
15,800
16,500
16,000
2,900
2,500
3,400
4,700
4,700
21,700
17,400
13,200
14,000
8,800
2,500
2,600
3,000
3,600
3,300
9,200
10,900
9,500
12,000
11,300
2,500
3,400
5,900
5,500
3,700
7,500
7,700
18,000
6,600
6,300
79,900
80,800
84,700
79,800
72,100
14,000
24,300
22,200
20,300
17,800
133,000
144,000
150,000
137,000
132,000
1985
1984
14,100
72,800
11,200
9,600
3,600
2,300
11,900
10,700
3,100
2,200
7,500
5,600
5,000
3,200
3,400
5,300
59,800
111,700
15,500
16,600
127,000
180,000
1/ Category not available that year. -- Denotes less than 100 head. Please note: Totals may not add due to rounding.
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