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Delicious goat and lamb meats offer many health benefits. There is nothing more satisfying to know that you can provide your family nutrient rich meals and not sacrifice taste.

Lamb
​According to the American Lamb Board, on average, a 3-ounce serving of lamb has only 175 calories and meets the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) definition for lean.  According to FDA guidelines, lean meat has less than 10 grams of fat, less than 4.5 grams of saturated fat, and less than 95 milligrams of cholesterol per 100 grams (or 3.5 ounces).

As the chart below indicates, 3 ounces of lamb can easily fit within the daily fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol recommendations of the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

FDA Definition of Lean (per 100 grams of 3.5 ounces)

Average Value for 3 ounces Cooked Portion of Lamb

10 g total fat

4.5 g saturated fat

100 mg cholesterol

8 g total fat

3 g saturated fat

80 mg cholesterol

Goat
​Goat meat is naturally lean, meaning that it is low in saturated fats. It is high in HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) and low in LDL (bad cholesterol).

According to the National Kiko Registry, a 3-ounce serving of goat has only 122 calories and meets the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) definition for lean.

As the chart below indicates, 3 ounces of goat can easily fit within the daily fat, saturated fat and cholesterol recommendations of the 205 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 

FDA Definition of Lean (per 100 grams of 3 ounces)

Average Value for 3 ounces Cooked Portion of Goat

4.5 g saturated fat

10 g total fat

100 mg cholesterol

2.6 g total fat

0.79 g saturated fat

63.8 mg cholesterol

Preparing Lamb and Goat

Preparation of  a fabulous lamb or goat dinner can be just as satisfying as the meal itself. Bring family and friends together to grill chops in the backyard, serve burgers for a picnic, or prepare a candle light dinner with a delicious roast. 

Lamb Recipes                 Goat Recipes

You can find goat cheese in all major grocery stores across the country.

Healthier Cheese Options

Fresh, delicious goat and sheep cheese can be a healthier cheese option for your family.

 

  • Compared to cow's milk products such as cream cheese, goat cheese is lower in fat, calories and cholesterol.

  • Provides more calcium than cream cheese.

  • Even though goat cheese has fewer calories, it has a full, rich and creamy flavor.

  • Sheep milk has nearly twice the fat as cow or goat milk. However, the fats in sheep milk are primarily monounsaturated and polyunsaturated which have virtually no effect on cholesterol.

  • Plus the fat in sheep milk is made up of short and medium chain fatty acids, making them easier for the human body to digest and eliminate. People who are lactose intolerant can usually enjoy sheep milk products even if they have trouble with cow or goat milk products.

  • Sheep milk has more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) than the milk from goats, cattle, and humans. CLA is a cancer-fighting, fat-reducing fat.

Fresh, delicious goat and lamb products are closer than you think!

It is very likely that you can find local goat and lamb products right at your farmers' market or, purchase directly from a producer!

Contact a producer directly! 

Quarles Farm

Purchase on the farm, the Lexington Farmers Market in Lexington and Douglass Loop Farmers Market in Louisville. Delivery available to Frankfort and Shelbyville.   Individual cuts available as well as  whole, half and quarter bundles

 

Farm Address

1480 Old US 60

Frankfort, KY  40601

502-352-3790

Moore's Family Farm-All Natural Lamb
Andy Joe Moore
270-590-0841

Hazelbrook Farm
Phone: (606) 492-7977
www.facebook.com/HazelbrookFarmky

Sue Churchill and John Wilhoit

Thistle's End Farm

(859) 312-9009 or (859) 312-4827

E-mail:  thistlesend@gmail.com

Web Site:  www.thistlesendfarm.com

All-natural, pasture-raised lamb available at the Woodford County Farmer's Market or by direct purchase (cuts, halves, or whole).

Lisa Robards

Lisa's Lambs

Eastview, KY

(502) 921-1537

https://robards2.wixsite.com/mysite-1

https://www.facebook.com/lisaslambsllamasandlayers

 

Farm-fresh lamb and 100% wool felted items like felted handmade soap, wool dryer balls, purses, and decorations.

Creative Farms

Donna Slack

400 Whites Rd. Perryville KY. 40468

859-583-8558

http://www.creativefarmsgoats.com/

Quality goat meat processed or on the hoof

Purchase fresh goat and lamb meats from a local processor.

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Halsey's
Meat Processing &
Slaughter House
258 Halsey Lane
Pine Ridge, KY
606-668-7313 or
606-668-9615

Purchase fresh goat and lamb meats from a local retailer.

Crescent Hill UMC Farmer's Market 

201 S. Peterson Ave 

Louisville, KY 40206

ariesdiva1116@gmail.com

502-851-9573

 

March 21- October 17 2018 is our market season. Day of operation is Wednesday 2pm-6pm. 

Features Stone Burr Lamb

Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office

PO Box 4709

Frankfort, KY 40604

502-682-7780

sharon@kysheepandgoat.org