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Ohio Department of Agriculture | Ohio Livestock Care Standards

Ohio Livestock Care Standards

In November 2009 Ohioans overwhelmingly passed State Issue 2, a constitutional amendment requiring that the State of Ohio establish comprehensive livestock care standards. Since then the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board was created to obtain public input and recommend guidelines for the Ohio Department of Agriculture to adopt as rules under the authority of the Director of Agriculture and State Veterinarian. In undertaking this effort the OLCSB to date has held more than 20 meetings, 55 separate subcommittee meetings, 7 listening sessions and 2 full days of touring a variety of livestock farms across Ohio.

Rules affecting the care of dairy, beef, swine, turkeys, broilers, sheep, goats, alpacas, llamas, and equine standards have been approved by the Ohio General Assembly's Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review and will go into effect September 29, 2011. Educational guides to these approved standards are available in "Resources", below.

If you would like to submit a complaint regarding a violation of the livestock care standards, please contact:

Ohio Department of Agriculture
Division of Animal Health
8995 E. Main St.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
614-728-6220
animal@agri.ohio.gov

Video:
Ohio Livestock Care Standards Meeting Videos, September 14, 2011 - Lima, Ohio:
1. History and Process
2. Communication and Outreach
3. Feed and Water
4. Management
5. Health
6. Transportation
7. Euthanasia
8. Enforcement
9. Enforcement, Dr. Tony Forshey DVM, State Veterinarian
   

News:
Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | Public Meeting Notice | Livestock Care Standards - Event Date: 8/28/2012
Meeting Notice: Ohio Livestock Care Standards
Friday, March 16, 2012 | Public Meeting Notice | Livestock Care Standards - Event Date: 3/20/2012
Ohio Livestock Care Standards Information Session - Ft. Recovery
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 | Public Meeting Notice | Livestock Care Standards - Event Date: 9/29/2011
Ohio Livestock Care Standards Information Session - Zanesville
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 | Public Meeting Notice | Livestock Care Standards - Event Date: 9/27/2011
Ohio Livestock Care Standards Information Session - Lima
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 | Public Meeting Notice | Livestock Care Standards - Event Date: 9/14/2011

Resources: