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Sheep and lambs totaled 32,000 head in 2013. That adds up to an inventory value of $5.9 million. Sheep are raised across the state but the top producing counties are Pendleton, Greenbrier, Preston, Randolph, and Pocahontas. Sheep can be sold anywhere from $60 to $180 a head. The average price for a pound of wool is 86-cents. The annual West Virginia Purebred Sheep Breeders Association Show and Sale is held each year in Petersburg.


USA Grading Standards for Carcass Lamb
WV Wool Pool contact: Ronald Fletcher (304)-758-4819

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