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Welcome to the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

In November of 2009, Ohioans overwhelmingly supported the passage of State Issue 2, approving the creation of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. This vote demonstrated Ohioans support for keeping the state's number one industry—food and agriculture—vibrant and strong. The board's purpose is to create state standards for the care and well-being of livestock in Ohio.


The board seeks to serve Ohioans by creating comprehensive livestock care standards that will not only assure better livestock care, but will also support the state's overarching policies to promote safe and affordable food, help prevent the outbreak of both animal and human diseases and will encourage local food production.


Through an open and transparent process, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is eager to hear from Ohio citizens regarding this issue. By doing so, the board is hopeful to strengthen the connection between Ohio's farm families and its consumers.

  • Contact us

    If you have questions about the livestock care standards, the enforcement process, or wish to file a complaint regarding a violation, please contact:

    ODA Division of Animal Health
    614-728-6220

    animal@agri.ohio.gov

  • The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board listens to Ohioans

    Throughout the month of May 2010, the board traveled across the state to six different locations to listen to Ohioans comment on what factors the board should consider when creating standards of livestock care.

  • Board Unanimously Passes Vote on Euthanasia Standards

    The board voted to create euthanasia livestock care standards - the first such set of standards created in the state's history. Proposed euthansia rules will be filed with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review to begin the rule making process.

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ZEHRINGER ANNOUNCES LIVESTOCK CARE STANDARDS EFFECTIVE DATE
Thursday, August 11, 2011 | News | Livestock Board
Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review Public Hearing- General Considerations for the Care and Welfare of Livestock and Disabled and Distressed Livestock
Monday, March 14, 2011 | | Livestock Board - Event Date: 3/17/2011
Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 | Public Notice | Livestock Board - Event Date: 3/1/2011
Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Alpaca & Llama Subcommittee
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 | Public Notice | Livestock Board - Event Date: 2/28/2011
Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Passes Vote on Civil Penalty Rules
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 | News | Livestock Board
Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Passes Vote on Euthanasia Standards
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 | News | Livestock Board
Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Technical Research Advisory Committee
Thursday, August 26, 2010 | Public Notice | Livestock Board - Event Date: 8/31/2010
Learn About Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board at Ohio State Fair
Thursday, July 29, 2010 | News | Livestock Board
Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Launches Website
Thursday, June 17, 2010 | News | Livestock Board
Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Sets Schedule for Regional Public Listening Sessions in May
Friday, April 30, 2010 | News | Livestock Board
Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Robert Boggs Names Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Executive Director
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 | News Release | Livestock Board
Statement from Ohio Agriculture Director Regarding the Passage of House Bill 414 Establishing the Ohio Livestock Standards Board
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 | News Release | Livestock Board
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Meetings and Events
Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068