Starting in late December, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will measure sheep and goat inventories and wool and mohair production during a nationwide survey.
surveyed will be asked to provide information about their sheep and
goat inventories, counts of lambs and kids born during 2016, and
production and prices received for wool and mohair.
on sheep and goat inventory and production is a significant
decision-making tool for USDA and the industry to be more responsive to
domestic and international markets and consumer needs,” said King Whetstone, Northeast regional director of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
“The information can also help create public appreciation for the many
benefits of U.S. sheep and goats and their needed products,” said Whetstone.
To make it as easy as possible for producers to
participate in the survey, the statistics service offers the option of
responding online, by telephone, mail, or a personal interview with a
The statistics service safeguards the privacy
of all responses and publishes only state- and national-level data in
aggregate, ensuring that no individual producer or operation can be
Survey results will be published Jan. 31 in the Sheep
and Goats report. This and all statistics service reports are available
online at www.nass.usda.gov.
For more information, call the Northeastern
Regional Field Office at (800) 498-1518.