West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 West Virginia 2011 Lamb and Sheep Prices

3/16/2012 WEST VIRGINIA – Average Monthly Lamb Prices ranged between $165.00 and $220.00 per hundredweight last year. Prices peaked in March reaching $220.00 per hundredweight. The lowest average monthly price of 2011 was reported in September, when lamb prices averaged $165.00 per hundredweight.

Average Monthly Sheep Prices ranged between $49.00 and $88.00 per hundredweight last year. Prices peaked in February reaching $88.00 per hundredweight. The lowest average monthly price of 2011 was reported in June, when sheep prices averaged $49.00 per hundredweight.

2011 Lamb and Sheep Prices

Yearly marketing of lambs and sheep through West Virginia auctions peaked in June. According to auction data, 18 percent of lambs and sheep were marketed in June. The fewest animals were marketed in February and March when only 1 percent of the animals were sold each month. Lambs represented 91percent of the reported lambs and sheep marketed.

Percent of Lambs and Sheep Marketed during 2011

Note: This information was based on the following guidelines: slaughter and feeder lambs weighing between 45-125 pounds and sheep (including slaughter rams and slaughter ewes). Marketing data were obtained from the Market News Report, published by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service in cooperation with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture for each livestock market in West Virginia.

Questions may be directed to Lacey Radabaugh @ 304-558-2217 or lradabaugh@wvda.us.

Contact Information

Lacey Radabaugh
304-558-2217
lradabaugh@wvda.us