Sheep raising is among the most important agricultural industries of the state. Unlike the conditions in eastern states, the sheep industry of Utah is only indirectly associated with the farm. While the sheep owner generally lives on his farm, his sheep are kept on the public range and moved from place to place as feed and weather may make necessary. To be handled successfully on the range, sheep must be herded in large flocks. Under favorable conditions the expense account is comparatively light and returns substantial.
Linfield, F. B., "Bulletin No. 78 - Experiments in Fattening Lambs" (1902). UAES Bulletins. Paper 100.