ASB Notice

NASS and Statistics Canada Suspend Joint August Cattle Statistics Publication

Issued July 18, 2013 by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information contact Scott Hollis at (202) 690-2424.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will not publish the United States and Canadian Cattle report scheduled for 3:00 p.m. August 22, 2013. Due to reduced funding caused by sequestration, NASS did not collect nor publish the July Cattle inventory data. Those estimates are therefore not available for inclusion in the joint 2013 United States and Canadian Cattle report, which is normally produced annually in cooperation with Statistics Canada. The next joint release of cattle estimates for the United States and Canada is scheduled for February 2014 (The February report also includes sheep.).

NASS announced the suspension of its July Cattle report on March 12, 2013.


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