Sheep - Utah's Agricultural Cornerstone

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Grades 3-8 (DVD 23 min.)

During the first decades of the 20th century, sheep were the most important livestock in Utah in both numbers and value. In the 1920s there were over 2.5 million sheep in Utah worth $23 million dollars! Utah, with its millions of acres of desert land, was an ideal region for raising sheep. This DVD explores the history, lifecycle, and environmental issues associated with raising sheep in Utah. Learn from Utah wool growers about the hardships and future of this adaptable dual-purpose animal.


Lesson plans associated with this video can be found on the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix.

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