Grilled lamb.

The South Dakota State University Extension said lamb sales increased 6.8 percent during the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s that time of year again to fire up the grill for summertime favorites. How about American lamb? South Dakota sheep producers are dedicated to putting delicious, nutrient-rich lamb on the table while caring for the land and local communities. Packed with protein and vitamins and minerals, one serving of lamb can keep you healthy and your taste buds happy.

Lamb is lean, high in protein and healthy fats, plus is good for your immune system. A 3-ounce serving of lamb can provide nearly 50 percent of your daily protein needs and has essential omega-3 fatty acids equivalent to 15 ounces of beef.

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