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.