Sheep Economics and Marketing
Overview of the Sheep Market
California is the second largest sheep producing state with a population of 315,000 breeding sheep and lambs and 255,000 market sheep and lambs (USDA, 2020). Not only is California one of the largest sheep producing states, with its large ethnic populations and many faith-based consumers, California has great potential for niche marketing. For basic information on niche sheep marketing and economics please view the resources below.
Sheep Marketing 101
After a SWOT analysis is performed it is recommended to start developing a marketing plan. A marketing plan is an essential part of any business. In essence, a marketing plan presents your business strategies in a way that allows you to sell your business venture to both your customers and your potential investors and/ or bankers. For more information on developing a marketing plan visit the click on the PDFs below.
Associations can be a great resource to learn more about lamb and mutton marketing, genetics, and nutrition. Below are a list of state and federal sheep associations.
For informative videos on the economics of running a sheep operation click on the informative videos below.