Where is American Lamb raised?
American lambs are seasonally born and pasture raised in nearly every state in the US. The leading American lamb producing states are Texas, California, Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota and Utah. Large lamb flocks tend to be located west of the Mississippi, where ample grazing ground is located. Smaller farm-flocks are found in the eastern regions of the US.
Baby lambs graze along with their mothers and flock. Depending upon the geographical region, American lambs may graze in rugged mountain meadows, tended by herders on horseback and watchful dogs, or they may lazily graze in the wide open pastures of the Midwestern plains.
At weaning time, most lambs journey westward to be grain finished in Colorado and other Western states.