February 16, 2007
February 16, 2007--On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service rejected offers for frozen lamb products due to price considerations. Two vendors submitted bids for this round of lamb purchases.
An invitation for future offers will be announced at a later date.
This is part of a continuing lamb purchase program requested by the American Sheep Industry Association and approved by Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns in April of 2006.
Additional program information can be accessed at www.ams.usda.gov/lscp/otherredmeat/orm_purchaseinfo.htm
. Staff contact: Peter Orwick, ext. 33