sheep http://wuis.org en The Long, Slow Decline Of The U.S. Sheep Industry http://wuis.org/post/long-slow-decline-us-sheep-industry <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Over the last 20 years, the number of sheep in this country has been cut in half. In fact, the number has been declining since the late 1940&#39;s, when the American sheep industry hit its peak. Today, the domestic sheep herd is one-tenth the size it was during World War II.</p><p>The decline is the result of economic and cultural factors coming together. And it has left ranchers to wonder, &ldquo;When are we going to hit the bottom?&rdquo;</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:32:00 +0000 Luke Runyon 11040 at http://wuis.org The Long, Slow Decline Of The U.S. Sheep Industry