WHY GRASSFED LAMB?
100% grassfed lamb really is a superfood. Sometimes called “land salmon,” referring to the healthy omega 3:6 profile that both foods share. Grassfed and finished lamb actually has the healthiest fatty acid/omega 3:6 profile of any commonly eaten land animal. Lamb is also high in Vitamin B12 and B3, selenium, zinc, and protein. Lamb even has virtually no carbs and low calories. 40% of the fat in lamb is oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat, like that found in extra virgin olive oil.
Eat grass fed lamb for the environment if not for your health. Grasslands evolved with large herds of wild animals grazing and moving around constantly, therefore they need that animal impact. These herds no longer exist, but we can mimic their effects with grazing animals, like sheep and cattle. Stock-piled forage from the absence of grazing animals is not only a fire danger, but it also prevents new growth. The grazing and animal impact of ruminants fertilizes the land and improves water infiltration, promoting more diverse plants and perennial species that can sequester carbon. In the few years we have been rotationally grazing our property, we have seen our biodiversity increase with more birds, insects, and snakes, all contributing to the ecosystem.