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February is Kentucky Lamb Month!
We spend the month celebrating delicious, healthy lamb, as well as the state's sheep industry. 

Did you know?

  • There are 4,000 Kentucky farmers who raise sheep and lamb as part of their livestock operations.

  • Annually, the state's sheep industry adds over $7 million in revenue to Kentucky’s agricultural receipts

  • Kentucky ranks 26th nationally for sheep inventory, totaling 59,000 head in January 2022

  • Market lambs and sheep increased for 2022, up 1% from 2021

  • Leg of lamb is lean with about 150 calories per serving.

  • Lamb has healthy omega-3 fatty acid!

  • A 3-ounce serving of lamb provides 37% of the recommended daily value of vitamin B12.

  • Leg, shoulder and loin are the top selling lamb cuts at retail. 

  • 68% of 2018 respondents indicated a preference for American Lamb, up from  40% in 2011.

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