USDA to conduct surveys on small and large swine operations
Study objectives were developed based on multiple focus group discussions with industry.
Krissa Welshans, National Hog Farmer?
Feb 19, 2021
From July 2021 through January 2022, the USDA?National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), in collaboration with the USDA抯 National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), will conduct its sixth national study of U.S. large enterprise swine operations. The study will take an in-depth look at U.S. swine operations with 1,000 or more pigs and provide new information regarding health and management practices in the U.S. swine industry.
Approximately 2,700 operations will be selected from 13 of the nation抯 top swine-producing states, representing about 90% of U.S. swine operations with 1,000 or more pigs.
USDA said the Swine 2021 Large Enterprise study is designed to provide participants and industry stakeholders with benchmarking information on the U.S. swine industry. Information collected will contribute to critically important epidemiologic surveillance that will inform disease management and preparedness strategies to safeguard the swine industry.
Study objectives were developed based on multiple focus group discussions with industry (representatives from the National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council, and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians) and through input from industry stakeholders via an online survey. The study will...
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