8/10/2018 5:42:00 AM/Categories: General News, Today's Top 5, Livestock, Grains
Lamb is a quintessential ingredient on fine dining menus – in fact, it’s one of the top seven entrée proteins on fine dining menus. About 62 percent of fine dining menus feature lamb, according to the new 2018 American Lamb Board (ALB) menu study conducted by Datassential MenuTrends™. This study is one tool ALB uses to track foodservice trends and opportunities for American Lamb. While the majority of lamb sold in fine dining restaurants is served as an entrée, lamb appetizers and non-center of the plate entrees have been showing growth during the last decade. Lamb appetizers have increased 45 percent in the last ten years. Lamb is heavily favored as a center of plate entrée item but is also growing elsewhere on the entrée menu, with expanding menuing of lamb in pastas, burgers and sandwiches. In addition to looking at fine dining menus, Datassential MenuTrends™ also explores data from 4,800 restaurants including national chains, regional chains and independent restaurants. Lamb represents a more unique protein offering on these chain and independent menus, and menuing of lamb is up 14 percent in the last ten years and up 5 percent in the last six years. “Lamb is more popular on menus today than ten years ago across all segments,” the study reported. The study confirms that the interest in local food remains strong and that chefs and their customers want to know where their food comes from. The origin of lamb is mentioned on about a third of fine dining menus. Fine Dining menus call out domestic lamb more than 3:1 over imported lamb. Other highlights of the menu study:
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Source: American Lamb Board
Northwest Farm Credit Services’ Montana State President Bill Perry has been promoted to Executive Vice President-Lending and Insurance at the company. Megan Shroyer, currently the company’s Montana Senior Vice President-Credit, has been promoted to replace Perry as Montana State President.
The premier event of the Montana Bale Trail is the annual WHAT THE HAY contest. This amazing display of whimsical, cleverly decorated and sculpted hay lines a 22-mile route from Hobson to Utica to Windham. This years event will be held on September 9th. Expect to see over 50 hay bale sculptures. People’s Choice Ballots will be handed out at the contest entrances in Hobson and Windham, beginning at 8 a.m. Live ballot voting ends at 5 p.m.
Helena, Mont. - The Montana Department of Agriculture’s annual Pesticide Disposal Events will be held in several locations across Montana during September. The collection events will be held September 18 in Havre; September 19 in Great Falls; September 20 in Bozeman; and September 21 in Columbus. The annual events have collected more than 586,860 pounds of waste pesticides since it began in 1994.
DENVER (August 10, 2018) - The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is now accepting applications for the W.D. Farr Scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. Two annual $15,000 grants will be awarded to outstanding graduate students who demonstrate superior achievement in academics and leadership and are committed to beef industry advancement. The awards will allow the students to further their study in fields that benefit the industry.