Learn to cook with lamb – Aug. 2

Farm Forum

The typical American eats less than 1 pound of lamb per year, while people in many other countries eat 5 to 25 times that amount.

If you don’t have a lot of experience cooking with American lamb, knowing how to prepare it can be one of your biggest challenges. Or maybe you cook with lamb and you’d like some new recipes or cooking methods, or you want to know about various meat cuts.

You’ll be able to find the answers to these and many other questions at a Cooking With Lamb workshop that will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 2 at the Stutsman County Fairgrounds in Jamestown, N.D. Nick Forrest, chairman of the American Lamb Board, will lead this workshop.

The North Dakota State University Extension Service and North Dakota Lamb and Wool Producers Association are sponsoring the event.

The Cooking With Lamb workshop is one of several events scheduled during the North Dakota Lamb and Wool Expo set for Aug. 2-3 at the Stutsman County Fairgrounds.

Other activities include:

· Workshops on the morning of Aug. 2 on working with wool and training a stock dog

· Presentations in the afternoon and evening of Aug. 2 on lamb fabrication, lamb quality characteristics, the U.S. lamb market, flock health management and the future of the sheep industry

· Lamb dinner on Aug. 2 and a lamb lunch Aug. 3

· Ram consignor sheep show and Jamestown ram and ewe sale on Aug. 3

· Vendor fair both days

· Sheep shearing and wool handling demonstration the evening of Aug. 2

Also, a workshop on alternative sheep grazing systems will be held at the AL Ranch near Woodworth the morning of Aug. 2.

The cost of the Cooking With Lamb, Working With Wool, Training a Stock Dog or Alternative Sheep Grazing Systems workshops is $25 per person. The cost for the afternoon and evening sessions on Aug. 2 also is $25 per person. Full registration (both days) if registering by July 26 is $45 per adult plus $25 for each addition adult family member and $10 for each child age 5 to 17. The expo is free for children under age 5.

For more information, contact Reid Redden, NDSU Extension sheep specialist, at (701) 231-5597 or To register, visit the NDSU Animal Sciences Department website at