Sheep — Early Lambing Planning Budget

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Jennifer Lutes
Field Specialist, Agriculture Business Extension


The sheep budget is designed to reflect the economic costs and returns of a 50 ewe, winter lambing flock (December/January) with lambs marketed between 60 to 70 pounds in April/May. This management system takes advantage of expected seasonally high market prices for light lambs. However, this management system also has relatively high production risk due to summer breeding challenges and winter lambing.


  • Farm budget
  • Lambing budget
  • Sheep budget


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