Animal Disposition Reporting System
The Animal Disposition Reporting System (ADRS) contains slaughter totals and disposition summaries for federally inspected livestock and poultry slaughter establishments. Each animal carcass is inspected for diseases and other conditions, which if present, may result in the animal being condemned as unfit for human consumption. If a carcass is condemned, the reason for condemnation, also referred to as the disposition, is recorded in the ADRS database.
Livestock and poultry are divided into the following major subgroups for reporting purposes:
- Livestock: Cattle, calves, swine, sheep, goats, equine, and other
- Poultry: Chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, capons, rabbits ¹, and other
FSIS does not currently have ADRS data available online. For specific figures, we recommend searching the Agricultural Statistics Data Base maintained by USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Or, consult the Market News data from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS).
1Because rabbits and poultry are nearly the same size, it is common practice to slaughter rabbits in poultry establishments. Therefore, to simplify reporting from inspectors, rabbits are grouped in with poultry.