USDA Announces New Regulations for Lamb Meat Sales

The USDA’s Agriculture and Marketing Service announced technical revisions to the Lamb Promotion, Research, and Information Order relating to the collection of assessments imposed on lamb sales. “The program is financed by producers, feeders, and seedstock producers…who pay an assessment of seven-tenths of a cent ($0.007) per pound on all live lambs sold. Additionally, first handlers or exporters, pay $0.42 per head on ovine animals purchased for slaughter.” The new technical regulations become effective January 21, 2022.