Sheep Information Sheets Available
November 2, 2012
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) published two informational sheets from the Sheep 2011 study.
Highlights of NAHMS Sheep 2011--Part I: Reference of Sheep Management Practices in the United States focuses on the demographics and management of sheep operations and on breeding management.
The second informational sheet, Record-keeping Practices on U.S. Sheep Operations, shows the percentage of sheep operations that keep production records has increased since the NAHMS Sheep 2001 study. Record-keeping systems range from simple pocket notebooks to sheep management software programs.
In addition, the first descriptive report from the Sheep 2011 study is now available, Sheep 2011--Part I: Reference of Sheep Management Practices in the United States, 2011.
The report and informational sheets are available at http://nahms.aphis.usda.gov/sheep.