Farm and Dairy reports the 13 members of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board met Tuesday night to define livestock care terms and take the first steps towards best management practices.

The board discussed biosecurity, prevention of diseases and food safety. Board members agreed care standards should be species specific and in some cases farm specific as best management practices could vary among farms.

While some standards will vary, cleanliness of water, shelter, nutrition and euthanasia regulations will be equally applied to every farm. Board member Robert Cole says the board is cautious to not over regulate.

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