Quality Key For Lamb Producers

Knowing what packers and consumers demand from lamb meat is critical for producers who want to earn the most for the product.

Published on: Oct 24, 2013

Many factors help determine how much a producer is going to get for his lamb. Similarly quality issues can affect the price of the product as it passes along the marketing chain. A new course through Ohio State University Extension will help producers identify and control these factors.

LAMB 509 is a 2-day short course designed to address several factors associated with producing consistent, high quality, wholesome lamb at the farm, packing-plant and retail levels.  This is a hands-on program that will enhance your understanding of quality attributes that affect consumer acceptability and ultimately consumer demand of lamb products.  The objectives of the LAMB 509 are to:

Quality Key For Lamb Producers
Quality Key For Lamb Producers
  • Improve the competitive position of Ohio lamb producers through marketing high quality, consistent, wholesome lamb products.
  • Explain and teach through hands-on training the differences in value determining factors that influence prices received for market lambs and lamb products.
  • Provide an overview of muscle quality attributes affecting lamb and discuss the management, environmental, nutritional, and genetic factors that contribute to muscle quality deficiencies.
  • Enhance the understanding of the numerous links in the production chain between the producer and the consumer and the interaction among these links. 
  • This program will provide necessary information and enhance your understanding of meat quality and marketing, enabling you to make informed decisions that will ultimately affect the profitability, competitiveness and wholesomeness of the food products you are producing.
  • The program is being held December 17-18, 2013 at the Animal Sciences Building on the Ohio State University Columbus Campus.  A maximum of 32 spaces will be available on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Registration fee for LAMB 509 is $125/participant.  This fee covers all meals, materials and parking arrangements.  This program is the result of a partnership with the Ohio Sheep and Wool Program, the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association, The Ohio State University Extension and The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences.
  • Hotel accommodations will be the responsibility of the participants.  For additional information on LAMB 509, contact:
  • Roger A. High (614) 246-8299
  • Henry Zerby (614) 688-4584