This week on The Farm Report concludes the three part series on the sheep and lamb industry. Guest-host Talia Ralph fills in for Erin Fairbanks today and is joined by the co-producer of the series, John Wilkes. The first guest is Jean-Pierre Garnier, CEO of English Lamb and Beef Executive. EBLEX exists to enhance the profitability and sustainability of the English beef and lamb sector. He talks about sheep in the global markets and how, for instance, the UK sheep sector could be affected should the American market open up. John also asks Jean-Pierre about how the possible outcome of the Scottish referendum could affect the lamb and sheep industry. After the break, Talia and John speak with Cody Hiemke who is a lamb buyer with Niman Ranch in San Francisco. Cody gives a great overview of where the US industry is currently and what to expect from the sheep and lamb industry in the future. This program was brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.
“We need to keep lamb in the forefront of consumers’ minds.” [7:40]
—Jean-Pierre Garnier on The Farm Report
“Here in the Midwest and out east, there’s a lot of demand for the direct market of lamb.” [28:00]
—Cody Hiemke on The Farm Report