Monday, December 20, 2010

Sheep & Goat Inventory Survey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is getting ready to conduct the Sheep and Goat Inventory Survey. Conducted each year in January and July, this survey provides critical inventory and production information for all states and the nation.

Make sure your livestock are counted!
During the first two weeks in January, producers will be contacted to participate in the Sheep and Goat Inventory Survey. This survey will provide the latest information on conditions and trends in the U.S. sheep and goat industry for 2010.

For convenience, producers will have the option of responding to the survey by telephone, mail, during a personal interview or online. The NASS survey data are widely used.  Producers are encouraged to participate and provide accurate data.

As is the case with all NASS surveys, information provided by respondents is confidential by law. Results will be published in the Sheep and Goats report scheduled for release on Jan. 28, 2011. All NASS reports are available online at www.nass.usda.gov.

Source: ASI News, December 3, 2010

1 comment:

meade_co said...

Does the National Animal Health Monitoring System study the health issues. What is this do you know? Will vets come and do fecal samples to see what worm populations a herd has?