Lamb Demand Steady; Not Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels
“We've had some great demand, I think we run-up in prices that collided with the inflation that all consumers are facing, and that hasn't gone very well for the last year. So we have a more moderate price point out there for for lamb than the meat case now.”
On the flip side, though, or Owick says that restaurant dining was 40% of total lamb sales pre pandemic, that rate has not come back since the pandemic. They are working on increasing sales with the lamb Checkoff Program and are awake says ASI is working with the US Meat Export Federation to boost export sales, as well.
“As the US Meat Export Federation. They partner with our promotion board, so we're able to help on occasion with with visiting with foreign ag services. We open up new markets, we were supposed to meet with the Korean government in May of 2020. That hasn't happened yet. So it's time to pick those types of projects back up.”
Once again, Peter or wake executive director of the American Sheep Industry Association.