Food lovers of Alabama will have the rare opportunity to see history in the making at the AustralianWhite USA Sheep Symposium and Breed Debut on Aug. 14 in Hartselle, Alabama. Daniel Fagerman, the owner of Fagerman Farm, is hosting a symposium and After Party dinner at the farm to introduce the breed to United States farmers and producers. Fagerman will be the sole distributor and registrar of the Australian White sheep in the Americas.
As part of a sustainable farming network in Alabama, Daniel Fagerman is hoping to show attendees what makes Australian White USA so appealing. T Australian White sheep have less of an impact on the environment than cows; They also graze and browse. Like goats, not only do they eat grass, but they also eat brush, trees, and shrubbery.
“These sheep are more appealing to producers because of their conversion of feed, their rapid rate of growth, their uniformity and ability to adapt to their environment,” said Fagerman. “These lambs have been successfully produced in the extreme cold of Mongolia and in the dry heat of Australia.”
Australian White Healthier Lamb
Australian White sheep are exceptional because they have been selectively bred for their meat quality. Their meat has lower fat-melting points, increased Omega 3’s, and increased intramuscular fat. Many people in the United States have a negative view of the lamb because it tastes gamey, but with the Australian White lamb, there is a significant taste difference.
Australian White Symposium
“This meat has similar positive effects of Wagyu,” Fagerman added. “In addition, the increase in Omega 3’s as compared to other lamb or red meat gives you a major health benefit and the “melt in your mouth” effect because of its fat-melting points. This factor gives people a much better eating experience. They have found these same two attributes in Wagyu also are in the Australian White sheep lamb meat, which gives consumers a more palatable taste. There is no other breed of sheep in the world that has been developed with these improved traits to provide a better consumer dining experience. Which means this product is more consistent in delivering these same values, over and over.”
Farmers and producers from all over the world are expected to attend the Australian White USA Symposium and Breed Debut to learn how to develop the breed, and the plan for its expansion across the U.S. and Central and South America.
Fagerman Farms After Party
Following the symposium, attendees and the general public will have the opportunity to see what makes Australian White lamb so special at the Fagerman Farm After Party. Chef Rick Vonk, an award-winning chef from Huntsville, Alabama will prepare the dinner. Vonk has put together a special six-course menu that will give guests a sampling of how the lamb can be cooked. “This dinner will be an eye-opening, history-making culinary experience,” said Rick Vonk. “Whatever preconceived opinions people have about lamb will hopefully be proven wrong at this dinner.”
After dinner, guests will be entertained by Brandon Elder, a season 16 American Idol contestant.
Get Your Ticket to the After Party
Don’t miss your chance to attend this once in a lifetime dinner. You will make history! Tickets are $100 per person. Click here to buy your ticket.