sheep http://hppr.org en Mutton Busting A Rodeo Tradition For Rough And Tumble Kids http://hppr.org/post/mutton-busting-rodeo-tradition-rough-and-tumble-kids <p></p><p>A furry beast, a brave rider and a roaring crowd make up the list of ingredients for the Western rodeo tradition known as “mutton busting.” Think of it as bull-riding, but for 6-year-olds, and the furry beast is actually a wooly sheep. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:01:27 +0000 Luke Runyon 34388 at http://hppr.org Mutton Busting A Rodeo Tradition For Rough And Tumble Kids The long, slow decline of the U.S. sheep industry http://hppr.org/post/long-slow-decline-us-sheep-industry <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 11.25pt;">Over the last 20 years, the number of sheep in this country has been cut in half. In fact, the number has been declining since the late 1940s, when the American sheep industry hit its peak. Today, the domestic sheep herd is one-tenth the size it was during World War II.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 05:24:14 +0000 Luke Runyon 22941 at http://hppr.org The long, slow decline of the U.S. sheep industry