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USDA surveying cattle operations

By submitted, 06/22/17 11:26 AM

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Little Rock – In July, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey about 9,300 cattle operations nationwide to provide an up-to-date measure of U.S. cattle inventories.

“This information helps producers make timely, informed business decisions and plan for herd expansion or reduction. It also helps packers and government leaders evaluate expected slaughter volume for future months and determine potential supplies for export,” said Eugene Young, Director, Delta Regional Office. “Obtaining the current count of cattle will serve as an important decision-making tool for the entire agriculture industry.”

During the first two weeks of July, Arkansas producers will have the opportunity to report their beef and dairy cattle inventories, calf crop, death loss and cattle on feed information. To make it as easy as possible for producers to participate in the survey, NASS offers the option of responding via the Internet, telephone, mail or a personal interview with an Arkansas NASDA representative.

The July Cattle report will be released on July 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm ET. This and all NASS reports are available online at www.nass.usda.gov/publications. For more information, call the Delta Regional Field Office at (800) 327 2970.

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