State Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) has announced that he will be hosting an informational session for area farmers and livestock owners to learn about Ohio’s new livestock care standards.

Joining Representative Sprague will be Interim Director Toney Forshey from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, and Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Executive Director Michael Bailey.

The event will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8th at the Hardin County Fairgrounds Community Building. Guests are asked to RSVP to Megan Burke at (614) 466-3819.

“This is an excellent opportunity for those who will be affected by the livestock care regulations to come out and learn exactly what the new rules are and why,” Representative Sprague said.

The livestock care standards became effective September 29, 2011 and govern all aspects of animal care, including feed, water, housing, equipment, management, transportation, and health.


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