Low wages in high places: U.S. proposes big pay hike for state sheepherders

30th July, 2015 by

By I-News

MEEKER — The anglers and bikers traveling to the mountains slowed their cars to a crawl as hundreds of sheep flocked the country road north of Meeker. Ahead, a sheepherder on horseback surveyed the animals and behind them, the man’s small camper, or “campito,” was hidden by trees. From Moffat to Alamosa counties, Colorado is a big player in the nation’s sheep industry. The animals thrive in the state’s high, dry mountains. Colorado raised the third largest number of sheep in the U.S. this year and ranked third in the value of sales of sheep and goats at $87 million …

Source:: Vail Daily Feed



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