For many sheep producers, lambing has already started or is right around the corner. Be it commercial producers aiming for the high of the Easter market, club lamb producers setting their sights on summer shows or seedstock sheep folks raising rams that are mature enough to be turned out with ewes for the fall breeding […]
The NLFA Board feels an educational letter needs to be put out to the sheep industry that, in their opinion, will explain what has happened to our industry, marketwise, in the last couple of years. In 2011 there was a world shortage of sheep meat – Therefore, a shortage of wool, sheepskins and meat. This […]
OPINION: Crikey, there are some angry sheep farmers out there. Since writing about last season’s lamb price debacle and the dampening effect it is having on this season, I have been contacted by several irate farmers.
The US lamb industry prospered: ➢ Lamb prices were at record highs due to reduced supply and strong demand. ➢ The national flock expanded. ➢ Sheep producer numbers grew. ➢ Less imported lamb entered the United States.
Recommend practices for optimising lamb quality. Eblex – Optimising Lamb Meat Quality (EBLEX exists to enhance the profitability and sustainability of the English lamb and beef sectors. It is funded by a statutory check-off paid on all beef and sheep animals slaughtered in or live animals exported from England.)
The below PDF is from Eblex. Uk lit review (complete) re. lamb quality EBLEX exists to enhance the profitability and sustainability of the English lamb and beef sectors. It is funded by a statutory check-off paid on all beef and sheep animals slaughtered in or live animals exported from England.
The below PDF is an article examining age related tenderness changes in lambs at slaughter. Factors regulating lamb longissimus tenderness are affected by age at slaughter
A PDF discussing the relationships surrounding meat eating quality in NZ. Alliance Meat Quality Summary 07-08
A report from Food Science Australia. PDF below. Aust lamb meat quality report
A report from Food Science Australia. PDF below. Aust lamb rmeat quality report