Ohio's Livestock Care Standards
With Ohio’s Livestock Care Standards now in effect many livestock producers fears there have been allayed and rumors about possible extreme livestock care standards can now be put to rest. During the writing of Ohio’s livestock care standards livestock producers have been living in trepidation of what the standards would entail; and rightly so viewing the past history of HSUS influenced legislation regarding farming practices across the country. Bottom line, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards reflect the common sense livestock management practices done on a regular basis by the majority of farmers every day. You may wonder why then, if these are normal livestock care standards already put into practice by producers, was there a need to create new state regulations on the matter. Primarily, creating state standards for livestock care helps to reassure farmers that they are doing things right without worry of ever changing rules, plus setting state required livestock care standards such as these helps to educate the general consumer and reassure them that farmers and ranchers know what they are doing when it comes to animal care.