Travis Johnson wrote:Lamb.
Jayden Thompson wrote:Lamb!
I'm in my second year of raising sheep and lamb, and it's just a pleasure. I can't speak to what will fetch you a higher ROI for your farm because I don't know your market, your infrastructure, or anything else - but I can tell you that lamb tastes great, they're easy and fun to work with, easy to haul, and for me they've been easy to sell. I'm raising Katahdin, and I give them no shots, no shelter, and no other type of babying. I had a lamb born last week overnight at 25 degrees and on her second night it was 18 degrees outside. I built a quick tarp-house to get uot of the 20 mph winds, but they didn't use it. They just slept in the open grass and freezing cold wind, as happy as could be. They make me smile every morning when I walk back there to check on them and feed my great pyrenees.
I live in cattle country too, and it would be really hard to market beef when everyone and their mother either owns acreage filled with cattle, or they have a neighbor or family friend that they already buy from.
Michael Fern wrote:As far as nutrition goes lamb and beef are quite the same. But when it comes to which is a healthier source of red meat, then that is lamb.
What makes lamb healthier than beef is the quality of meat. Lamb mostly eats grass whereas cattles are mostly grain-fed. Now cattles can't digest these grains fully and as such it will be difficult for us to digest it, when cooked.
Here's the most descriptive analysis of the difference between the two: Lamb vs. Beef
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