October Meat Exports Numbers

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Beef, Export, Lamb, Meat, Pork, USMEF

The USDA released meat export numbers for October and the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) compiled them stating U.S. pork and beef exports in have edged higher than the previous month, but were still down from a year ago. Pork exports were down 3 percent year-over-year in volume to 177,191 metric tons (mt), and fell 21 percent in value to … Read More

Lamb Industry Says "Try It, You'll Love It"

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Lamb, NAFB, Sheep

Among the many participants of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters conference were members of the American Sheep Industry Association and American Lamb Board.  They took some time to tell AgWired what’s new in the sheep industry. Burton Pfliger is President American Sheep Industry Association. He gave us a quick overview of some highlights in the sheep industry, including the … Read More

American Lamb Adds Bold Flavor to Fall Dishes

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Food, Lamb

If you looking to add some bold flavors to your fall dishes, then American Lamb has something for you to try. Many people often turn to lamb for special occasions, but we it’s just as suitable for less formal affairs when you using budget-friendly cuts such as ground, leg and shoulder. This season, The American Lamb Board recommends three bold … Read More

Brews, Ewes & BBQ with American Lamb

Jamie JohansenAg Group, BBQ, Blogging, Lamb, Sheep

This year the American Lamb Board’s popular Grills Gone Wild promotion is featuring a special “Brews, Ewes and BBQs” blogger battle and giveaways for lamb fans. The American Lamb Board challenged nine talented food bloggers from across the country to develop their favorite grilled leg of lamb recipe and pair it with their craft beer of choice. From July 24 … Read More

Up to $10 Million Available for Federal Purchase of Lamb

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Lamb, Meat, Sheep

The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) requested a Section 32 lamb purchase in an effort to strengthen a market that has faltered since late 2014, and to prompt stronger prices for lambs at the farm and ranch gate. In response to that the USDA opened a bid process for 640,000 pounds of lamb roast. ASI sent out the below release … Read More

Record Attendance for Sheep Industry Convention

John DavisAg Group, Agribusiness, Lamb, Sheep

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 … Read More

American Lamb Board Elects New Officers

John DavisAg Group, Lamb

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 … Read More

Lamb Roasting Tips & Twists for Spring Celebrations

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Food, Lamb

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 … Read More

A Roadmap Through American Lamb

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Lamb, NAFB, Sheep

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. … Read More

Celebrating Exciting Times in American Sheep

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Lamb, Livestock, Meat, NAFB, Sheep, Wool

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 … Read More