USDA and NAHMS Seek Input for Design of National Beef Study by Monday

The deadline for comments on USDA's animal health monitoring system is fast approaching.

The U.S Department of Agriculture's National Animal Health Monitoring System is in the planning stages of the Beef 2007–08 national study which will focus on cow-calf operations. By providing your input, you will help determine the specific objectives of the study. Your feedback will ensure that the study addresses the most important issues of the beef industry.

The last NAHMS cow-calf study, Beef '97, contributed greatly to our knowledge of health and management practices ( NAHMS intends to update some of this information in the Beef 2007–08 study, as well as collect new information on current issues of importance.

Plans call for 23 States with a large percentage of the beef cows in the U.S. to participate in the Beef 2007–08 study. The study will begin in October 2007. For more information on NAHMS studies go to  

To provide your input, click on the link below. Alternatively, you may e-mail [email protected] or call Anne Berry at 1-970-494-7243 and leave a message with your comments. Please complete the short survey by January 15, 2007.

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