Sustainability

For the American Lamb industry, sustainability makes perfect sense.  After all, stewardship of our land, animals, and community is also our livelihood. We strive to provide consumers with high-quality lamb in a way that sustains our industry, supports our communities and preserves our land and resources for future generations.  Our farmers and ranchers are committed to practices that protect the environment, improve land management, foster animal well- being and general positive social and economic impact on local communities.  From large scale range operations in the west to smaller farm flocks in the east, raising sheep fosters economic growth, supports rural communities and provides food and fiber for the nation.

  • Our shepherds make sure the animals have natural grazing compatible with the environment, a clean water source, and protection from predators.
  • Sheep’s natural grazing skills make them ideal for controlling weeds naturally and for preventing fires by clearing undergrowth in forests and woodland areas.
  • Many wineries are using sheep to graze weeds without the use of herbicides.
  • Sheep improve pasture and rangeland quality by recycling nutrients back into the soil, minimizing erosion and encouraging native plant growth.

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