Lamb Board

ASI Seeking Producers to Nominate to ALB

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The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking nominees for the American Lamb Board (ALB) to succeed four members with terms that expire in February 2023. Nominations are needed to succeed members that include one producer with 100 or less lambs, one producer with more than 500 lambs, one feeder at-large, and one first handler.

Any American producer, feeder or first handler who owns or purchases lambs may be considered for nomination. To satisfy the requirements of the Lamb Promotion and Research Order, the producers with 100 or less lambs or the producers with more than 500 lambs can be from either of ALB’s two regions: the area east of the Mississippi River or the area west of the Mississippi River. The at-large feeder nominees must be from Region 1: the area east of the Mississippi River.


Producers, feeders, or first handler must be nominated by certified nominating organizations and submit a completed application. The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) is one such nominating organization. Applications for those interested are available on the ASI website, and must be submitted by May 15.

The Secretary of Agriculture will select individuals from the nominations submitted. The 13-member Lamb Board was established to maintain and expand the market for sheep and sheep products.

Click Here for more information and the application and agreement to serve forms.