Fellow sheep producers

Written by Frank Moore

Dear Fellow Sheep Producers,

To paraphrase Mark Twain, “The rumors of our demise have been greatly exaggerated.”

Over the past many months, rumors and mistruths have swirled about Mountain States Lamb Cooperative and our meat company, Mountain States Rosen. We are alive and well, accepting lambs for slaughter and paying for those lambs in a timely manner at competitive prices. Quality and yield return on lambs through our plant are exceptional.

Mountain States supports price reporting, and we have actively pushed for inclusion of our cooperative prices in those reports. We do not believe keeping our data out of the USDA reports is good for the industry. Hopefully, we will see our data included soon, which will give the industry a more complete and timely picture of the lamb market.

Our prices are competitive, our members’ lambs get killed when they are ready, and we offer premiums for better quality lambs. We provide them with a settlement sheet showing all charges and providing detailed information on carcass quality. This information is provided to help our members improve their sheep herd and better understand what they are delivering.

We are here for our members and for the industry. We encourage you to consider joining us in making the industry stronger.

Sincerely,

Frank Moore,

Mountain States Lamb Cooperative Chairman

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