The USDA initiated the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) in 1983 to collect, analyze, and disseminate data on animal health, management, and productivity across the United States. The NAHMS team conducts national studies on the health and health management of U.S. domestic livestock populations. These studies are designed to meet the information needs of the industries associated with these commodities, as identified by people within those industries.

NAHMS Sheep 2011 Study

The NAHMS Sheep 2011 study was conducted in 22 of the nation’s major sheep producing states. The study provides participants, stakeholders, and the industry with valuable information representing 70.1% of U.S. farms with ewes and 85.5% of the U.S. ewe inventory (USDA/NASS 2007 Census of Agriculture).

Sheep Studies from the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) include (click on the report name to access):