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This research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, was done at the direct request of Congress, and with special funding in fiscal years 1974 and 1975. Basic questions guiding the research were: 1. How sizable are predation losses? How many producers are effected? 2. What effect has predation had on the decline of the sheep industry? 3. What are benefits and cost of predator control programs?