sheep http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Senator seeks permission to remove Encampment bighorns http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/senator-seeks-permission-remove-encampment-bighorns <p>A state lawmaker wants the option to remove a small herd of bighorn sheep from U.S. Forest Service lands in southeastern Wyoming if necessary to protect local sheep ranchers.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:59:51 +0000 The Associated Press 30317 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Senator seeks permission to remove Encampment bighorns The sheep industry is starting to pick up http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/sheep-industry-starting-pick <p>A researcher at the University of Wyoming predicts that the state has a bright future in the sheep industry.</p><p>Assistant Professor Brenda Alexander says demand for lamb and wool declined for decades as tastes in the U.S. changed, and sheep numbers dropped with them. But growing ethnic populations and newfound popularity of wool blends have caused an up-tick in the U.S. sheep industry.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 23:44:29 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 24813 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net The sheep industry is starting to pick up Pit bulls blamed for killing sheep in Riverton http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/pit-bulls-blamed-killing-sheep-riverton <p>Pit bulls are blamed for killing sheep in Riverton.</p><p>Farm owner Bill Jennings says he has found over 50 sheep dead in the last few months. He says he&#39;s found dogs in with the sheep twice and has put down three dogs.</p><p>Capt. Ryan Lee of the Fremont County Sheriff&#39;s Office said a lot of people seem to be allowing their dogs to run free. However, he says owners can be criminally and civilly responsible for any damage they cause to livestock.</p><p>The Farm Bureau is offering a reward of over $2,000 for information on the sheep attacks.</p> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 15:45:34 +0000 The Associated Press 15204 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net