Photo: Sheep Shearing 2019 National Western Stock Show 5 HV 20190115

Bob Schroth of Strasburg gives a sheep shearing demonstration on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. In 2018, the most recent numbers from the US Dept. of Agriculture show Colorado with 435,000 head of sheep and lamb, making it the third largest producer behind Texas and California. Colorado ranks fourth nationally in wool production.