U.S. Sheep and Lamb Slaughter by State for September

Following is a table detailing U.S. sheep and lamb slaughter by state according to the Department of Agriculture:

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                    Sept.    Sept.   Sept.       Sept.   Sept.    Sept.   Sept.
                     2011     2010    YOY%        2011    YOY%     2011    YOY%
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                  ---Number Slaughtered---   -Total Live Wght-   Avg Live Weight
U.S.                177.0    204.7  -13.5%      23,665  -10.0%      134    3.9%
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Alabama               n/a      n/a     n/a         n/a     n/a      n/a     n/a
Alaska                n/a      n/a     n/a         n/a     n/a      n/a     n/a
Arizona               0.3      0.3    0.0%          31   -8.8%      111   -4.3%
Arkansas              0.1      0.1    0.0%           5  -50.0%      101  -17.2%
California           22.0     24.8  -11.3%       3,039   -8.7%      139    3.7%
Colorado             84.3     70.7   19.2%      12,768   25.2%      152    5.6%
DE-MD                 3.6      4.3  -16.3%         343  -14.9%       95    0.0%
Florida               0.2      n/a     n/a          10     n/a       64     n/a
Georgia               0.4      0.5  -20.0%          32  -11.1%       76   -1.3%
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                    Sept.    Sept.   Sept.       Sept.   Sept.    Sept.   Sept.
                     2011     2010    YOY%        2011    YOY%     2011    YOY%
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                  ---Number Slaughtered---   -Total Live Wght-   Avg Live Weight
Hawaii                0.1      n/a     n/a           8     n/a      124     n/a
Idaho                 0.3      0.4  -25.0%          36  -14.3%      123    2.5%
Illinois             11.6     11.9   -2.5%       1,559    5.3%      135    8.0%
Indiana               3.0      3.9  -23.1%         330  -23.4%      110   -0.9%
Iowa                  0.2     22.3  -99.1%          33  -99.0%      143   -1.4%
Kansas                0.3      0.3    0.0%          31  -16.2%      108    0.9%
Kentucky              1.0      1.2  -16.7%         128   -9.2%      128   11.3%
Louisiana             0.3      0.4  -25.0%          18  -33.3%       63  -11.3%
Michigan             13.0     15.9  -18.2%       1,638  -17.9%      126    0.0%
Minnesota             0.4      1.1  -63.6%          51  -60.5%      143   20.2%
Mississippi           n/a      0.1     n/a         n/a     n/a      n/a     n/a
Missouri              0.5      0.6  -16.7%          54  -20.6%      112    0.9%
Montana               0.4      0.4    0.0%          52   -1.9%      119   -0.8%
Nebraska              0.1      0.1    0.0%           8  -38.5%      121   -2.4%
Nevada                0.2      0.1  100.0%          23  109.1%      124    6.0%
New England           2.4      2.1   14.3%         200   11.1%       85   -2.3%
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                    Sept.    Sept.   Sept.       Sept.   Sept.    Sept.   Sept.
                     2011     2010    YOY%        2011    YOY%     2011    YOY%
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                  ---Number Slaughtered---   -Total Live Wght-   Avg Live Weight
New Jersey            7.8     12.4  -37.1%         667  -34.3%       86    4.9%
New Mexico            0.8      1.6  -50.0%         113  -48.9%      139    2.2%
New York              3.4      3.7   -8.1%         289  -13.7%       86   -4.4%
North Carolina        1.2      1.4  -14.3%          81  -24.3%       70  -10.3%
North Dakota          0.1      0.1    0.0%           9    0.0%      125   -8.1%
Ohio                  1.7      1.8   -5.6%         185   -2.6%      110    3.8%
Oklahoma              0.3      0.1  200.0%          36  414.3%      108   -6.1%
Oregon                2.1      2.2   -4.5%         290   -2.4%      136   -0.7%
Pennsylvania          3.7      3.3   12.1%         360   10.4%       98   -1.0%
South Carolina        n/a      n/a     n/a         n/a     n/a      n/a     n/a
South Dakota          0.3      0.3    0.0%          31  -18.4%      118   -7.8%
Tennessee             0.8      1.3  -38.5%          59  -43.8%       72   -7.7%
Texas                 4.7      7.7  -39.0%         385  -53.4%       82  -23.4%
Utah                  2.3      2.6  -11.5%         307  -15.0%      136   -1.4%
Virginia              0.5      1.2  -58.3%          51  -54.5%       95   -1.0%
Washington            0.6      0.9  -33.3%         101  -22.3%      158    3.9%
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                    Sept.    Sept.   Sept.       Sept.   Sept.    Sept.   Sept.
                     2011     2010    YOY%        2011    YOY%     2011    YOY%
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                  ---Number Slaughtered---   -Total Live Wght-   Avg Live Weight
West Virginia         n/a      n/a     n/a         n/a     n/a      n/a     n/a
Wisconsin             1.1      1.1    0.0%         140    0.0%      128    0.0%
Wyoming               0.1      0.2  -50.0%          16  -38.5%      134  -11.3%
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NOTE:  Number slaughtered is in thousands. Total live weight is
in thousands of pounds. Average live weight is in pounds.
New England includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New
Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

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