Baa, baa, Utah sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, some 4.72 million pounds in 1990, according to the Utah Agricultural Statistics Service.The state's wool production and number of sheep sheared increased 3 percent over 1989 figures. Shearers sheared approximately 464,000 sheep during 1990.
While wool production increased in 1990, the average price per pound dipped to 72 cents - 58 cents below the near-record 1989 price of $1.30 per pound. The total value of wool produced in 1990 was $3.4 million, 43 percent below last year's total.