Lambs raised on pasture are higher in protein, lower in fat.
team of scientists from the USDA compared grassfed lambs with lambs fed
grain in a feedlot. They found that "lambs grazing pasture had 14% less
fat and about 8% more protein compared to grain-fed lamb." The
researchers acknowledged that "consumer desires for healthier meats
have shifted the emphasis to leaner, trimmer carcasses.." and that
raising more sheep on pasture will "benefit our economy by reducing
reliance upon expensive grain supplements..."
For more information, refer to Autumn-grazed Orchardgrass-white Clover Pasture: Nutritive Value Of Herbage And Lamb Performance.
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Farmstead Goat Dairy
3255 Buffalo Creek Farm Road
Germanton, NC 27019