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NPR: Sheep Ranchers Count On American Muslims To Keep Lamb On Menu

Melanie Wong | May 17, 201511:37 PM

"...There's often not enough lambs, or at least not enough cheap ones, at auction to fill his meat case at busy times of the year. His customers are looking for a very specific type of lamb, one that's lean and small. Many of his customers also ask that it be halal-certified. All those attributes run contrary to the production model many American ranchers use, fattening the animals on feedlots to grow larger and, subsequently, more profitable..."

Sheep Ranchers Count On American Muslims To Keep Lamb On Menu

Today, the average American eats about a half pound of lamb per year. Now lamb producers are setting their sights on Muslim consumers. But first they...

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