Appendix B
Abbreviations and Acronyms

ABARE Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics

ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics

ADAA Animal Drug Availability Act

AFD Average fiber diameter

AFO Animal feeding operation

AI Artificial insemination

AIN Animal identification number

ALB American Lamb Board

ALBC American Livestock Breeds Conservancy

AMA Alternative marketing arrangement

AMS Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA)

APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA)

ARC Agricultural Research Council (UK)

ARS Agricultural Research Service (USDA)

ASGC American Sheep and Goat Center

ASI American Sheep Industry Association

ASPC American Sheep Producers Council

ATC Agreement on Textiles and Clothing

ATMI American Textile Manufacturers Institute

AUD Australian dollar

AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association

AWC Australian Wool Council

AWEX Australian Wool Exchange

AWI Australian Wool Innovation



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Appendix B Abbreviations and Acronyms ABARE Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics ADAA Animal Drug Availability Act AFD Average fiber diameter AFO Animal feeding operation AI Artificial insemination AIN Animal identification number ALB American Lamb Board ALBC American Livestock Breeds Conservancy AMA Alternative marketing arrangement AMS Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA) APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA) ARC Agricultural Research Council (UK) ARS Agricultural Research Service (USDA) ASGC American Sheep and Goat Center ASI American Sheep Industry Association ASPC American Sheep Producers Council ATC Agreement on Textiles and Clothing ATMI American Textile Manufacturers Institute AUD Australian dollar AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association AWC Australian Wool Council AWEX Australian Wool Exchange AWI Australian Wool Innovation 

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 APPENDIX B BBC British Broadcasting Corporation BCR Benefit:cost ratio BCTRC Boneless, closely trimmed, retail cuts BI Bioelectrical impedance BLM Bureau of Land Management BOU Bellies out untied BSE Bovine spongiform encephalopathy CAFO Concentrated animal feeding operation CCC Commodity Credit Corporation CERI Cotton Economics Research Institute C-FARE Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics CFR Code of Federal Regulations CJD Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease CL Caseous lymphadenitis CNS Central nervous system COOL Country-of-origin labeling CP Crude protein CR4 Concentration ratio (four-firm) CRIS Current Research Information System CSREES Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (USDA) CWD Chronic wasting disease CWFP Clean wool fibers present cwt Hundredweight (100 pounds) DCP Demand constant price DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid DSANA Dairy Sheep Association of North America EA Environmental assessments EF East Friesian EIA Environmental impact analysis ELRRPP Ewe Lamb Replacement and Retention Payment Program EPA Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.) EPD Expected progeny difference EPT Elasticities of price transmission ERS Economic Research Service (USDA) ESA Endangered Species Act EU European Union FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FDA Food and Drug Administration (U.S.)

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 APPENDIX B FFA Future Farmers of America FFI Fatal familial insomnia FMD Foot and mouth disease FOB Free on board FSA Farm Service Agency FSE Feline spongiform encephalopathy FSIS Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA) FSVM Food supply veterinary medicine FTE Full-time equivalent FWS Fish and Wildlife Service (U.S. Department of the Interior) FY Fiscal year GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade GIN Group identification number GSS Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker disease GW Grease weight HAACP Pathogen reduction/hazard analysis and critical control point HRI Hotel, restaurant, and institution ID Identification IFANCA Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America LA Lacaune LDP Loan deficiency payment LMAs Long-term marketing arrangements LMR Livestock mandatory reporting LRP Livestock risk protection LVS Lamb vision system MAL Marketing assistance loan MAP Mycobacterium aium, subspecies paratuberculosis MBM Meat and bone meal MFA Multifiber arrangement MPR Mandatory price reporting MUMS Minor Use and Minor Species (Act) NAHMS National Animal Health Monitoring System NAHSA North American Hair Sheep Association NAIS National Animal Identification System NAS National Academy of Sciences NASS National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA) NCERA North Central Education and Research Activity

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 APPENDIX B NCTO National Council of Textile Organizations NEPA National Environmental Policy Act NFCS Nationwide Food Consumption Survey NLFA National Lamb Feeders Association NIAA National Institute for Animal Agriculture NIDT National Identification Development Team NLPA National Livestock Producers Association NMCS National Meat Case Study NPB National Pork Board NPPC National Pork Producers Council NRC National Research Council NSEP National Scrapie Eradication Program NSIIC National Sheep Industry Improvement Center (USDA) NSIP National Sheep Improvement Program NZD New Zealand dollar OB Original bag OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OGP Optical grading probe OIE World Organization for Animal Health OJD Ovine Johne’s disease OLSL Ordinary least squares level OPP Ovine progressive pneumonia P.L. Public law PDL Polynomial distributed lag PMCI Producers Marketing Cooperative, Inc. PMO Pasteurized Milk Ordinance RBA Reserve Bank of Australia RE Ram epididymitis RMA Risk Management Agency RTI Research Triangle Institute International RTU Real-time ultrasound SEAC Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee (United Kingdom) SFCP Scrapie Flock Certification Program SGRJ Sheep & Goat Research Journal SID Sheep Industry Development SKU Stock keeping units SNZ Statistics New Zealand SOSS Scrapie ovine slaughter surveillance

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 APPENDIX B SPA Standardized performance analysis SSQA Sheep Safety and Quality Assurance TAHC Terrestrial Animal Health Code TAMRC Texas Agribusiness Market Research Center TB Tuberculosis TES Threatened and endangered species TME Transmissible mink encephalopathy TOBEC Total body electrical conductivity TRQ Tariff rate quota TSC Table skirted and classed TSE Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy UK United Kingdom USAHA U.S. Animal Health Association USCB U.S. Census Bureau USC U.S. Code USD U.S. dollar USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture USDC U.S. Department of Commerce USDHHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services USDI U.S. Department of the Interior USFS U.S. Forest Service USITC U.S. International Trade Commission vCJD Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease VIA Video image analysis VSFCP Voluntary Scrapie Flock Certification Program WERA Western Education and Research Activity WHO World Health Organization WLB Wyoming Livestock Board WRA Western Range Association WSDC Wisconsin Sheep Dairy Cooperative WTO World Trade Organization

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