Sheep Industry Update From #NAFB16

Jamie JohansenAg Group, ASI, Audio, Food, Lamb, Livestock, Research, Sheep

One of the bright spots in the commodity markets as we wrap up 2016 comes from sheep. NAFB’s Trade Talk gives voice to ag businesses and commodity groups each year. The sheep industry was well represented again this year with the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) and the American Lamb Board. “It’s trending downward as you see that seasonality, which … Read More

USMEF Bullish on TPP & Meat Exports

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Beef, Export, Lamb, Markets, NAFB, Pork, USMEF

The U.S. Meat Export Federation’s (USMEF) latest stats are out on U.S. pork, beef and lamb. Thad Lively, Senior Vice President, USMEF, was onsite at NAFB’s Trade Talk to highlight those export numbers along with trade and the new presidential administration going forward. “The numbers are very encouraging. Beef exports are up 8%, pork exports are up 5%. That’s from … Read More

American Lamb Elects New Board

Jamie JohansenAg Group, American Lamb Board, Lamb, Meat, Sheep

Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the reappointment of four board members to serve on the 2017 American Lamb Board. Each appointee will serve a second three-year term. James “Jim” Percival of Xenia, Ohio and Diane Josephy Peavey of Hailey, Idaho will be representing producers. Dale Thorne of Hanover, Michigan will be representing feeders and Greg Ahart of Sacramento, California … Read More

Chefs From Barbados Visit Colorado Lamb Plant

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, Export, Lamb, Sheep, USMEF

This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses a USMEF-sponsored trip that recently brought a team of chefs from the Caribbean island of Barbados to Colorado for a firsthand look at the quality and versatility of U.S. lamb. During their visit, the team received a tour of the Superior Farms lamb plant in Denver. Shane McKenzie, … Read More

U.S. Lamb Moves into Taiwan

Jamie JohansenAg Group, ASI, Export, Lamb, Sheep, Trade

Earlier tis week the USDA announced access to Taiwan for American lamb. American Sheep Industry Association President Burton Pfliger (N.D.) applauds the announcement as this is the first new export-market access for American lamb in years. “The sheep industry appreciates the department’s efforts in elevating entry for U.S. lamb exports as a market access priority and for making meaningful progress … Read More

USMEF Applauds Taiwan’s Reopening to U.S. Lamb

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Export, International, Lamb, Livestock, USMEF

U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) said it is the first time since 2003 that U.S. lamb and lamb products have regained access to Taiwan. Dr. Dennis Stiffler, CEO of Mountain States Rosen and USMEF vice chair, thanked U.S. agricultural and trade officials for their efforts to restore market access for U.S. lamb. “This is the culmination of many months of … Read More

ALB Selects Four Young Leaders Representatives

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, International, Lamb, Meat, Sheep

This year, the American Lamb Board (ALB) developed the Tri-Lamb Young Leaders Program was developed to create a forum of young producers and leaders from the United States, Australia and New Zealand to share ideas, network, and broaden the understanding of sheep production practices in all three countries. Representatives from each country will participate in the forum for two years, … Read More

Pingree Farms Celebrates Birth of Quad Lambs in Detroit

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Education, Lamb, Sheep

A, now famous, Columbia ewe from Pingree Farms gave birth to quadruplets. The lambs arrived March 6th throughout a three hour period starting. Only one in five-hundred births of this breed are quadruplets, and only one in one-thousand births do all four survive. New farm manager Holly Glomski explains, “This is a very rare experience in agriculture for this particular … Read More

BioZyme Offers Expert Lambing Advice

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Health, Lamb, Sheep

BioZyme® Inc. is a company which develops products for animal nutrition, production, microbiology and reproduction.  As lambing season approaches they have a few tips for a successful season. Gestation management can go a long way to prevent issues during lambing.  Ensure ewes are feed proper nutrition with a quality vitamin and mineral supplement program. “During the last trimester, you may … Read More

Sheep Industry Releases New Best Practices

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Lamb, Production, Sheep

The 2016 Sheep Industry Convention introduced lamb producers to the industry’s first set of Productivity Best Practices. The new list of Best Practices to Increase Lamb Crop were developed by sheep producers and production experts with the intent to give sheep producers more control over price volatility, as Lambs sold per ewe is the biggest influence on profitability. Best practices … Read More