Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians
USDA wants to hear from stakeholders of the U.S. pork industry to help develop objectives for the sixth national swine study to be conducted by USDA’s National Animal Health Monitoring System in collaboration with the National Agriculture Statistics Service. Your input is essential if we are to address specific needs and information gaps of those involved in swine production and research.
NAHMS provides stakeholders in private and public sectors with valuable information on disease occurrence, exposure to disease agents, management practices, productivity, knowledge gaps and other important topics of concern to U.S. livestock industries and trading partners.
As with the five previous NAHMS national swine studies, NAHMS Swine 2020 will be national in scope, collaborative in nature and voluntary. Data collected during the study will be strictly confidential and used to generate scientifically based and statistically valid national estimates, which will be used for education, research and policy development. Results from previous NAHMS national swine studies are available by clicking here.
The short needs assessment questionnaires are to be completed before May 18.