Lambs must lose weight, expert says

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Friday, May 25, 2012

OSU professor Jim Thompson says lambs must lose weight for the market to improve.

Thompson, who has taught more than two decades in the animal sciences department, said animals that weigh 140 or more pounds would be considered "heavy," which would translate into a 70-pound carcass. This, he said, represents an added expense in preparing the animal for consumer sales.

Annual sheep and lamb production in the United States has declined from 56 million in 1948-49 to about 5.4 million now. The number of market animals in Oregon has declined about 15 percent in two decades, he said in citing Livestock Marketing Information Center figures.

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