Friday, April 26, 2019

Arrival of Lambs

Sixty-eight East Friesan x Lacaune lambs were delivered to the University of Maryland's Western Maryland Research & Education Center on Wednesday, April 24. The lambs ranged in weight from 28 to 71 lbs and averaged 44.3 ± 10.4 lbs. The median weight was 42 lbs.

This year's lambs are considerably younger and lighter than last year's lambs.

Scanning data

Due to Covid, we were unable to process the lambs to collect actual carcass data. A sample could not be obtained for fatty acid analysis. In...