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  • American Lamb travels up to 10,000 fewer miles and about 30 days less than imported lamb. Local lamb is produced in nearly every state and available fresh year round.
  • Compared to other meats, the fat on lamb is often on the outside edges and easily trimmed.
  • American lamb prices are comparable to other premium beef and pork cuts and seafood.
  • On average, a 3-ounce serving of lamb is lean. Lean cuts of lamb include the leg, loin, and rack.
  • On average, lamb is an excellent source of protein, vitamin B12, niacin, zinc and selenium and a good source of iron and riboflavin.
  • A 3-oz. serving of lamb provides nearly five times the amount of the essential omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), compared to a 3 -oz. serving of beef.

FAQ

How much does a leg of lamb weigh and how many people will it feed?

The average American Bone-in leg roast weighs 8-10 pounds. The average American boneless leg of lamb weighs 6-8 pounds. Plan on buying 1/3 of a pound of lamb per person or 1⁄2 a pound of bone in lamb.

Why should I buy American Lamb?

Be sure you buy American Lamb – American Lamb roasts are larger than imported roasts, have good marbling and a sweet, rich flavor and are 10,000 miles fresher!

Is lamb only available in the Spring?

No matter the season, numerous cuts of American Lamb are always available year round.

Why is lamb so expensive?

American lamb prices are comparable to other premium beef and pork cuts. There are also some excellent value cuts including shoulder chops, stew meat and ground lamb that will retail at less than $10 per pound.

Since lamb is a red meat, should I only eat it once in a while for health reasons?

Lamb can be part of a nutritious diet. American lamb is a nutrient rich food that is raised without growth hormones. On average, a 3-ounce serving has less than 175 calories and leg, loin and rack all meet the FDA definition for lean. A 3-ounce serving of lamb provides nearly 5 times the amount of the essential omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid compared to a 3-ounce serving of beef.

The lamb cut I am looking for is not available at my grocery store, so where can I buy it?

Fresh American Lamb is typically available in grocery stores and butcher shops but not always the exact cut you are looking for year-round BUT just ask your butcher or meat manager. You can typically pre-order any lamb cut one day in advance and retailers can quickly obtain any cut you need. Your butcher can also remove bones from roasts, grind or cut into stew meat for you.

How am I supposed to store my lamb?

Click the link here for information on how to store your lamb properly.