Before it makes it to your table, American Lamb is raised by dedicated farmers and ranchers with a shared connection to the land, the animals, and the local communities they serve across America. There are more than 80,000 family farmers and ranchers caring for over 6 million sheep throughout the United States. Lamb is raised and produced in every state in the country, and fresh local lamb is available year-round. The top five producing states are TX, CA, CO, WY and SD.
The farmers and ranchers that are raising your lamb are family focused, entrepreneurial and dedicated to the health and welfare of their animals and the land. They are innovators and food artisans who are passionate about raising the best quality meat in the most natural way. Since it is in the lamb producers’ best interest to raise a healthy lamb, there’s an undeniable bond between these family-run ranches and range operations and their flocks. It demands 24/7 attention and lamb producers have built their lifestyle around that commitment.
Our shepherds make sure our animals have natural grazing compatible with the environment, a clean water source and protection from predators. Lambs are vulnerable to many predators including coyotes, wolves, mountain lions and bears. Shepherds protect their flocks with the help of guard dogs, donkeys and llamas.
American lambs are reared on high-quality natural forage diets. Sheep are herbivores. Some lambs are marketed directly from the pasture, while others are grain-fed for a short time. Whatever your lamb preferences are (natural, organic, grass-fed, or grain-finished), you will find what you’re looking for at a store or butcher near you.
Sheep’s natural grazing skills make them ideal for controlling weeds naturally and for preventing fires by clearing undergrowth in forests and wooded areas. Many wineries are using sheep to graze weeds in the vineyards. Sheep improve pasture and rangeland quality by recycling nutrients back into the soil, minimizing erosion and encouraging native plant growth.
When it comes to the ingredients that are bound for your table, you can rest assured that the farmers and ranchers raising and preparing American Lamb are invested in the entire process, from start to finish. There are no artificial growth hormones used in lamb production in the U.S, although they are legal to use.
American Lamb producers take pride in tending to all aspects of their lambs’ lifecycle, from birth to finishing to fabrication to ensure that you, the consumer, get the safest, freshest, most flavorful natural lamb meat possible. All American Lamb is either USDA inspected for wholesomeness and quality or inspected by state systems equal to the federal government standards.
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