Record Attendance for Sheep Industry Convention

John Davis

A record number of people attended the American Sheep Industry Association’s recent annual convention in Reno, Nevada. The organization says a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the group, the oldest national livestock association in the United States, and stronger interest in the industry helped drive the numbers. “Stronger lamb and wool markets in conjunction with the 150th festivities offered …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Lamb, Sheep

American Lamb Board Elects New Officers

John Davis

The American Lamb Board (ALB) has elected its new 2015 officers at the group’s recent annual meeting in Reno, Nevada. Wes Patton of Orland, CA was elected to serve as the Chairman. Diane Peavey of Hailey, ID was elected to serve as the Vice-Chairman. Joanne Nissen of Soledad, CA will serve as the Secretary and Butch Theos, of Meeker, CO …

Ag Group, Lamb

Lamb Roasting Tips & Twists for Spring Celebrations

Jamie Johansen

Spring celebrations wouldn’t be the same without one classic centerpiece: roasted lamb. The American Lamb Board offers inspiration and simple guidelines for preparing the perfect roast, along with a fresh twist on the beloved mint jelly. Roasting is a dry heat cooking method, well-suited to lamb cuts such as leg, crown roast, loin, shoulder and rack. The perfect roast results …

Ag Group, Food, Lamb

A Roadmap Through American Lamb

Jamie Johansen

American Lamb Board chairman, Dan Lippert, provided an update on the lamb industry and some programs they are promoting that help producers and consumers alike. We chatted during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk held in Kansas City, MO. “The Roadmap was initiated because we saw some extreme volatility in the markets. Producers were concerned about longterm profitability. …

Ag Group, Audio, Lamb, NAFB, Sheep

Celebrating Exciting Times in American Sheep

Jamie Johansen

The 2014 Trade Talk brought me to the American Sheep Industry Association booth during last week’s National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s annual meeting. Executive director for American Sheep, Peter Orwick, recapped the wool and lamb markets and shared some exciting news about the organization. “Very strong prices in 2014. Feeder lambs selling over $2 a pound. The attitude among the …

Ag Group, Audio, Lamb, Livestock, Meat, NAFB, Sheep, Wool

Protein Export Numbers

Jamie Johansen

Leann Saunders, Chairman U.S. Meat Export Federation, was on hand during National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk to update us all on current and future export numbers for beef, pork and lamb. “It has been a great year for exports when you look at statistics January through December. We’ve seen unprecedented growth, 5 billion in pork exports, 5 billion …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Export, International, Lamb, Meat, NAFB, Pork