After a two-year hiatus, Premier relaunched its overseas Sheep Tour program, this time visiting jolly ol’ England and Wales in July of 2013. Thirty-five sheep producers from across the United States ventured overseas to explore England and Wales and the sheep industries therein and to have some fun along the way. The tour began in […]
“I’ve got a bus full av 50 sheep farmers from America an’ I’m drivin’ down a road so narrow dat de sheep go single file!”our Irish coach driver, Joe, barked into the cell phone in his thick brogue.
It’s no secret that the post-WWII relationship between France and the USA has been strained, especially in recent years. So when our group of 30 USA sheep producers embarked upon an Agri-Tour across France, we weren’t sure how warm our welcome would be.
In Ireland, they say its either raining or about to. Unfortunately, the traditional Irish weather pattern stayed true to course during Premier’s 2010 Sheep Tour to the Emerald Isle. Most of the 10-day trip consisted of long periods of clouds and drizzle, punctuated by moments of sunshine. The constant windy conditions allowed the weather to […]
It was six days into our sheep tour through Southern France, and some of us were beginning to feel a bit road weary. France, while stunningly beautiful and charming, presented us with a mirage of logistical challenges such as curvy roads, “unique” French cuisine, overly long meal times, and of course, the language […]
Seven years ago, Robert Pope left a flyer on the door of a local North Carolina restaurant. His message was simple: he had fresh lamb available and he thought they should include it on their menu. It worked!