A.S. Series 75-15
Marketing lambs at heavier weights may offer some advantages to the sheep industry. The factors favoring production of a heavier weight market lamb are:
1. Decreased slaughter cost per unit of carcass weight. Slaughter costs are about the same for a 100 lb. or a 140 lb. lamb.
2. A lamb chop with a larger loin eye area may have a wider variety of uses.
3. Help alleviate the seasonality of lamb marketing. With a longer feeding period and the use of a variety of management techniques, lamb marketing could be more uniformly distributed throughout the year.
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Gee, Dan H. and Slyter, A. L., "Marketing Lambs at Heavier Weights" (1975). South Dakota Sheep Field Day Research Reports, 1975. 5.