AMERICAN LAMB BOARD BACKGROUND

The American Lamb Board is an industry-funded national promotion, research and information organization (national checkoff program) that represents all sectors of the American Lamb industry including producers, feeders, seed stock producers, and processors. The 13-member Board, appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, is focused on increasing demand by promoting the freshness, flavor, nutritional benefits, and culinary versatility of American Lamb. The work of the American Lamb Board is overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the board’s programs are supported and implemented by the staff in Denver, Colorado.

The program is funded through mandatory assessments collected under the federally mandated Lamb Checkoff program. There is a live weight assessment of $.007 per pound paid by the seller of sheep or lambs and a first handler assessment of $.42 per head assessment paid by the entity who owns sheep or lambs at the time of slaughter. The assessments are remitted to the American Lamb Board. The Board’s expenditures for administration are limited to 10 percent or less of projected revenues. All remaining revenues are expended on programs related to promotion, research and information for the lamb industry.


ALB Contacts

American Lamb
Board Staff

  • American Lamb Board
    6300 E. Yale Ave,
    Suite 110,
    Denver, CO 80222
  • MEGAN WORTMAN
    Executive Director
    303-759-3001 Ext. 2
    1-866-327-5262
    303-759-5832
  • RAE MAESTAS
    Program Manager
    303-759-3001 Ext. 3
    1-866-327-5262
    303-759-5832

ALB Board Members

  • WES PATTON
    Chairman
  • DIANE PEAVEY
    Vice-chairman
  • JOANNE NISSEN
    Secretary
  • DALE THORNE
    Treasurer
  • GREG AHART
    Board Member
  • ELIZABETH DRESSLER
    Board Member
  • TAMMY DOUGHTY
    Board Member
  • JIM PERCIVAL
    Board Member
  • DAVID QUAM
    Board Member
  • Martin Auza
    Board Member
  • Tom Colyer
    Board Member
  • Gwendolyn Kitzan
    Board Member