Minor Livestock Commodities
U.S. farmers and ranchers raise many other types of livestock in
addition to beef and dairy cattle, hogs, chickens, and turkeys. ERS
analysts compile and analyze data on supply and demand, processing,
pricing, and trade for sheep and aquaculture (production of aquatic
animals and plants under controlled conditions). However, ERS does
not routinely follow the markets for other livestock commodities,
such as goats, rabbits, ducks, geese, game birds raised on farms,
ostrich, and buffalo.
ERS periodically covers the aquaculture and sheep markets in the
monthly Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook. For release dates,
see the ERS calendar. For additional
information, see the following topics:
Other Minor Livestock Commodities
Other USDA agencies have limited information and data on a few
other minor livestock commodities.
NASS includes ducks in its monthly Poultry Slaughter and Cold Storage updates.
USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service provides estimates on
ducks and rabbits in its Miscellaneous Poultry Market News Reports.
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has more information
about minor commodities in its food safety and handling fact sheets.