An overview of management practices on U.S. goat operations as part of the NAHMS Goat 2019 Study

  • Natalie Urie United States Department of Agriculture-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service-National Animal Health Monitoring System, Fort Collins, CO, 80526
  • K. Marshall United States Department of Agriculture-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service-National Animal Health Monitoring System, Fort Collins, CO, 80526
  • A. Wiedenheft United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 80526
  • M. Branan United States Department of Agriculture-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service-National Animal Health Monitoring System, Fort Collins, CO, 80526
  • V. Fields United States Department of Agriculture-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service-National Animal Health Monitoring System, Fort Collins, CO, 80526
Keywords: NAHMS, goats, management practices

Abstract

The goat population in the U.S. totaled 2.6 million head on over 136,000 operations on January 1, 2020. U.S. goat operations rep­resent a variety of production systems including meat, dairy, angora/cashmere, brush control, and show/companion goats. It is important to understand the current animal health and man­agement practices in this diverse agricultural industry.

Published
2021-10-09
Section
Research Summaries