Industry Organizations

American Lamb Board

The American Lamb Board (ALB) is an industry-funded national research, promotion and information checkoff program that works on behalf of all American producers, feeders, seedstock producers, direct marketers and processors to build awareness and demand for American Lamb.

National Lamb Feeders Association

The National Lamb Feeders Association (NLFA) is a national organization representing America’s lamb feeders, connecting policy with the lamb feeding industry, advocating for its membership and supporting consumer and industry education, research and product promotion.

National Livestock Producers Association – Sheep and Goat Innovation Fund

The National Livestock Producers Association (NLPA) maintains the Sheep and Goat Innovation Fund which is a revolving fund established within NLPA to assist the U.S. sheep and goat industries by strengthening and enhancing the production and marketing of sheep and goats and their products in the U.S.

National Sheep Industry Improvement Center

The National Sheep Industry Improvement Center (NSIIC) was established and awarded funding by USDA for the Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program as part of the 2018 Farm Bill. Grant funding can be used on activities designed to strengthen and enhance the production or marketing of sheep and sheep products in the U.S. through infrastructure development, business development, production, resource development, and market and environmental research.

National Sheep Improvement Program

The National Sheep Improvement Program (NSIP) provides predictable, economically important genetic evaluation information to the American sheep industry by converting performance records into relevant decision-making tools. NSIP develops Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) which sheep producers can use to select animals for important traits, including productivity, quality and flock health.

Sheep Genetics USA

Sheep Genetics USA is a proactive and collaborative initiative focused on improving genetic tools to enhance profitability through measurable goals leading to long-term success. Sheep Genetics USA was created to empower all aspects of the U.S. sheep production system through advancing genetics.

American Goat Federation

The American Goat Federation (AGF) is a national organization representing the interests of more than 150,000 producers engaged in the sustainable production and marketing of goat milk, meat, fiber, breeding stock, pack goat and grazing services across the U.S.