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Before it makes it to your plate, American Lamb is raised by farmers and ranchers with a shared connection to caring for to the land, the animals, and the local communities they serve across America. When you choose American Lamb, you support the nation’s shepherds and their families and help to sustain working farmland and farm communities. These family farmers and ranchers throughout the U.S. are passionate about providing you with high quality, flavorful 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, and foster animal well-being. Sheep improve pastures and rangeland by cycling vital nutrients back through the soil, minimizing erosion, and encouraging native plant growth. Sheep graze on a variety of nutrient-dense grasses, legumes, and forage will produce succulent, tender meat.
From large scale range operations in the west to smaller farm flocks in the east, raising sheep improves the quality of our land, supports rural communities, and provides food and fiber for the nation.
A 3 oz. serving of American Lamb is naturally nutrient rich. It’s packed with an array of essential nutrients. On average, American Lamb is an excellent source of protein, zinc, selenium, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B12, and good source of iron and vitamin B6.
A 3 ounce serving of lamb delivers 23 grams of protein – almost 50% of your daily protein needs.
Recent research suggests that eating protein can help preserve lean body mass when you’re trying to lose weight. American Lamb is a protein powerhouse.
A 3 oz. serving of American lamb contains 3 grams of heart healthy monounsaturated fat. 40% percent of the fat in American lamb is heart healthy monounsaturated fat.
On average, 3-ounces of lamb fits easily within the daily fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
On average, a 3 ounce serving of American Lamb is lean and has only 160 calories. Lean cuts of American lamb include the leg, loin, and shoulder.