2016 Research Article Available
June 17, 2016

The first peer-reviewed article of the 2016 edition of the Sheep and Goat Research Journal is available.

Authors D.F. Waldron, W.J. Thompson and R.J. Hogan penned an article titled Factors Affecting Price Differences Between Wool and Hair Lambs in San Angelo, Texas Lambs.

Transaction records of 286,764 lambs sold in 25,916 lots at the largest sheep and lamb auction in the United States were collected from 2010 through 2014 in order to estimate factors affecting lamb prices. The data set was restricted to those lots where the average weight per lamb was between 40 pounds and 100 pounds. Lots were classified according to type - hair or wool. Type is an indicator of breed that best represents the lot. Wool lambs were primarily Rambouillet. Hair lambs were primarily Dorper.

The results indicate that the difference in price between hair lambs and wool lambs varied across years, months, weight class and lot size.

The results of the study are available at www.sheepusa.org/ResearchEducation_ResearchJournal.