AUSTIN — The American Lamb Board (ALB) participated in the National Lamb Feeders Association (NLFA) Trailblazers Tour in Texas Sept 26-28, 2021. The tour was designed to attract young leaders to learn about innovative practices in the U.S. sheep industry. In addition to ALB and NLFA, the tour was hosted in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.
Twenty-two industry participants had the opportunity to take in all aspects of the Texas sheep industry while traveling from Austin to San Angelo. The tour included stops at two livestock auction markets: Hamilton Sheep Commission and Producers Livestock, several local ranches including a visit with newly appointed ALB Board Member David Fisher, of HF4 Ranch in Sonora Texas. A visit with Capra Foods who supplies local lamb to Whole Foods in TX, and a tour of the new Double J processing facility.
“ALB greatly appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with other national industry organizations – working together we can attract the next generation to take on leadership roles within the sheep industry” said ALB chair Gwen Kitzan.
The American Lamb Board is funded by the American Lamb Checkoff and is charged with building awareness and expanding demand for American Lamb and strengthening its position in the marketplace, thereby increasing the potential long-range economic growth of all industry sectors.
–American Lamb Board
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