The USDA’s National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) would like to hear your ideas for developing the fifth national dairy study, Dairy 2014. 

Specifically, NAHMS is asking representatives of producer organizations, universities, state and federal dairy health and production personnel, and others allied with the dairy industry to identify their informational needs, priorities, and the most important issues facing the U.S. dairy industry.   

Stakeholders can provide their input by simply completing a five-minute survey available at:

Surveys must be completed by Dec. 14. 

Input from stakeholders was essential to the success of NAHMS last dairy study, Dairy 2007, which contributed greatly to the knowledge of industry management practices and major diseases of dairy cattle. With help from industry stakeholders, the NAHMS Dairy 2014 study can build on the accomplishments of Dairy 2007.

NAHMS conducts national studies on the health and management of U.S. domestic livestock and poultry populations. Results from previous NAHMS studies are available at:

Comments and questions: Dr. Jason Lombard at (970) 494-7245 or