California sheep ranchers face high costs, competition

May 21, 2013 12:24:50 AM PDT
Sheep ranchers say high feed costs and competition from imports are hurting their business.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to work with sheep ranchers to encourage Americans to buy and consume American lamb. Officials say their goal is to ensure the long-term health of sheep ranching.

California ranks second in the nation in sheep production.