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Weld County ranks #1 in the entire nation in sheep and lamb production and their products and #1 in the number of sheep and lambs. There are 204,694 sheep in Weld County.

It was 1869 when sheep were introduced in Weld County. By 1886 the number of sheep in Colorado was estimated at 2 million head. That number is now only 435,000.

How Do Sheep Farmers Make Their Money?

According to Sheep101.info: Sheep farmers derive their income from the sales of lambs and wool and related products. Most income comes from the sale of lambs. Dairy sheep farmers have three sources of income: lambs, wool, and milk (or dairy products). Some farmers receive income by leasing their sheep out for grazing. Some sheep are raised for bio-medical purposes.

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