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WS 2011 Research Needs Assessment

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Percentage of federal respondents who rated the likely importance of predation on various livestock in their state or region as moderately or highly important

Respondents expected wildlife predation on cattle and sheep to remain an important issue during the next five years, especially in the Western Region of the Wildlife Services Program.  All respondents in the Western Region indicated that predation on cattle and sheep would be moderate to highly important, compared to 52% and 45%, respectively, in the Eastern Region who felt similarly. Seventy percent of Western Region respondents also felt the predation on goats was likely to be moderately or highly important, compared to only 45% of respondents in the Eastern Region.  Predation on poultry and swine, although ranked lower in both regions, was also of greater concern in the Western Region than the Eastern Region.

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