1. Individual Sheep Production Information

Because you are a valued American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) member, we are asking for your help and participation. We are conducting a survey as part of an ongoing national effort to assist a newly formed committee that is working to strengthen U.S. sheep production and to address questions regarding product purchases to entice more companies to support industry programs. In addition, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services is looking to gather information about predation and the use of livestock protection dogs.

In order to show our gratitude for completing the survey online, you will be entered in a drawing for one of five $250 Visa gift cards. All answers to the questions will remain anonymous; however, to be included in the online drawing, your contact information will be needed.

* 1. Contact information:

* 2. What is your age?

* 3. How many years experience do you have raising sheep?

* 4. What is the size of your flock (number of breeding stock)?

* 5. What type of producer would you be considered?

* 6. What is your typical percentage of lambs born per ewe exposed?

* 7. What is your typical percentage of lambs weaned per ewe exposed?

* 8. What is the average weight per lamb weaned?

* 9. Do you place your own lambs on feed for slaughter?

* 10. What is your average annual ewe replacement rate (purchased and retained)? (percentage of ewe-flock base)

* 11. What is the principle breed of your flock?

* 12. Do you have a veterinarian that you use for your sheep operation?

* 13. What is your source for lamb/wool market information? (check all that apply)

* 14. What is your source for sheep industry information? (check all that apply)

* 15. What is your source for production information, such as management or disease control questions? (check all that apply)

* 16. How frequently do you watch RFD-TV?