The USDA's National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) conducted a beef cow-calf study in 2017 and 2018. This was the fourth NAHMS cow-calf study of the beef industry. The study involved producers in 24 States representing more than 70 percent of beef cows and beef cow operations in the United States. The study included two questionnaires that asked producers about the health and management of their cattle.
Data collection for the Beef 2017 study ended in August 2018. Beef 2017 Report 1 is based on the first study questionnaire administered. Beef 2017 Report 2 is based on the second questionnaire administered and is expected to be published by the end of calendar year 2020.
Small-scale U.S. Cow-calf Operations (pdf 432kb 4/11)
Beef '97 Part IV: Changes in the U.S. Beef Cow-Calf Industry, 1993-1997 (pdf 441kb 5/98)
Beef '97 Part III: Reference of 1997 Beef Cow-Calf Production Management and Disease Control (pdf 281kb 1/98)
Beef '97 Part II: Reference of 1997 Beef Cow-Calf Health and Health Management Practices (pdf 337kb 7/97)
Beef '97 Part I: Reference of 1997 Beef Cow-Calf Management Practices (pdf 1.7mb 6/97)
Forage Analyses from Cow/Calf Herds in 23 States (pdf 1.5mb 8/99)
CHAPA Part V: Quality Assurance Profile (pdf 2.9mb 8/94)
CHAPA Part IV: Beef Cow/Calf Breeding Management (pdf 1.3mb 3/94)
Forage Analyses from Cow/Calf Herds in 18 States (pdf 173kb 4/96)
CHAPA Part III: Beef Cow/Calf Health Management (pdf 3.0mb 1/94)
CHAPA 1993 Part II: Beef Cow/Calf Reproductive & Nutritional Management Practices (pdf 1.8mb 1/94)
CHAPA 1993 Part I: Beef Cow/Calf Herd Management Practices in the United States. (pdf 1.7mb 8/93)
Other BAMN information sheets are shown on the NAHMS Dairy Studies page.
Death Loss in U.S. Cattle and Calves Due to Predator and Nonpredator Causes, 2015 (pdf 2.2mb 12/17)
Cattle and Calves Predator Death Loss in the United States, 2010 (pdf 1.2mb 2/12)
Cattle and Calves Nonpredator Death Loss in the United States, 2010 (pdf 647kb 11/11)
Cattle and Calves Predator Death Loss in the United States, 2005 (pdf 2.2mb 9/08)
Cattle and Calves Nonpredator Death Loss in the United States, 2005 (pdf 393kb 5/07)
Cattle and Calves Death Loss Report 2000 (pdf 797kb 7/06)
Cattle and Calves Death Loss Report 1995 (pdf 2.0mb 3/97)
Cattle and Calves Death Loss Report 1991 (pdf 2.1mb 10/92)
The Veterinarian's Role in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Multidrug Resistant Salmonella typhimurium DT104 (pdf 639kb) (Bovine Practitioner article, 5/98)