Every 3 months, experts from ASI (American Sheep Industry Association) produce this review for the American Lamb Board. It’s public information that can also be found on ALB’s own website (www.americanlambboard.org)
It’s long (107 pdf pages) and probably much more information than 95% of you will want. Most folks will scan the pages to get a sense of it.
I particularly liked these pages:
- pp. 3–5—the executive summary.
- pp. 64–66—Costs of adding lbs to lambs in the feedlots. Note the high break-even levels.
- p. 85—Lamb imports have not increased as much as I had expected.
- pp. 94–95—indicates how much lamb availability has declined over the last 5 yrs (which explains in part why lamb prices rose over the same period).