The 2018 Predator Survey will paint a more accurate picture of real returns for the state’s livestock operations in numbers and economic losses.
“Predators cause economic hardship on Texas livestock producers annually,” said Bill Thompson, AgriLife Extension economist based in San Angelo. “When you tally the losses annually across all sectors of livestock, whether it’s lambs, goats or calves, the dollars add up quickly.”
Thompson said the survey aims to answer the following:
- What predators are causes losses?
- What livestock are primary predator targets?
- What control measures are being used?
- How much are control measures costing producers?
“This survey will also give us a more comprehensive, accurate picture of the real returns for Texas livestock operations,” Thompson said. “Paper copies are available, but we prefer all responses be done online.”
For a paper copy of the survey, call Thompson at 325-657-7306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through the application of science-based knowledge, AgriLife Extension creates high-quality, relevant continuing education that encourages lasting and effective change.