Determining livestock appraisal values, developing appropriate indemnity
rates, and assisting with overall livestock compensation policy and regulation
are activities of APHIS’ Appraisal-Indemnity-Compensation Specialist
(AICS). Included in this work is the training of APHIS employees in the
art and science of appraisal and assisting them when they are called
upon to valuate livestock. Also the AICS provides guidelines for private
appraisers to follow whenever doing appraisal work for APHIS.
If you are a private appraiser, carefully review these guidelines.
Typically, private appraisers write summary reports. APHIS desires a self-contained
report and summary reports will not be accepted. If you have any questions what makes
for an acceptable appraisal report, contact the AICS.
Inside APHIS Appraisal Values
currently contains appraisal values for poultry and dairy. (More are being
developed.) The date connected with each file is
the date of the data upon which the values are based.
Dr. Stephen L. Ott has served as APHIS’ only AICS since 2003. Dr.
Ott grew up on a dairy/beef finishing/crops farm in central Michigan. He
earned is B.S. in agricultural economics from Michigan State University
and his M.S. and Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Ohio State University.
Dr. Ott has successfully completed both the Basic and Advanced appraisal
training courses offered by the American Society of Agricultural Appraisers.
Besides having appraised traditional livestock (e.g. cattle, sheep, swine,
and poultry) for APHIS, Dr. Ott has appraised exotic animals (i.e. elk,
deer, bucking bulls, koi and goldfish). If you have any questions concerning
livestock appraisal, indemnity, or compensation please contact Dr. Ott at:
Building B, Mail Stop 2E5
2150 Centre Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80526-8117