Research studies show the nutritional value of meat from lamb and goats is higher when animals consume grass and forage vs. grain:
Less saturated fat, more heart-healthy polyunsaturated fats
Lower ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 polyunsaturated fats
Higher levels of vitamin E and vitamin A
By the numbers: Lamb and goats raised on 100% pasture have:
Bibliography for research supporting the Nutritional Benefits of Pasture-Raised Food (PDF)
Thank you to FACT: Food Animal Concerns Trust for bringing this data together.
Download the fact sheet on grass-fed lamb and goat here.
I own and manage Cylon Rolling Acres in northwestern Wisconsin. On my farm I raise Boer - Kiko meat goats on pasture.
Cylon (pronounced Si-lon) is the name of our township in St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Sorry fans, our farm is not named after the robots of Battlestar Galactica.