Dr. Leon Weaver of our own Bridgewater Dairy was named as one of 13 appointees to the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, see OFBF article. We want to send a congratulations out to Dr. Leon Weaver, and thank him for his support and commitment to the Dairy industry and our desire for high standards of Animal Care.
For the unfamiliar,
In Fall 2009, the State of Ohio passed Issue 2, which was designed to create a board comprised of a balanced group of individuals that will help direct the animal care standards of Ohio based agriculture. Some groups or individuals may want to send rules to a popular vote in order to direct how agricultural producers, and animal caretakers care for thier animals. Popular votes are often based more on emotion, and less on a combination of science and emotion. This board will consist of experts from a many points of view that understand the animals in question, they can then debate and come to an agreement on the best practice for each situation. At the very least this board will allow for rules that can be molded through the years to best address the issues as technology and science change.
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