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Ohio Livestock Care Standard Board Has Tight Rope to Walk

Leah Dorman, director of food programs for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, says the state's Livestock Care Standard Board has a very difficult job.

Leah Dorman, director of food programs for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, says the state's Livestock Care Standard Board has a very difficult job. It has to weigh what is best for Ohio when it begins to make what she calls revolutionary changes to the state's livestock care standards. She warns that these changes might have unintended consequences.

The 13-member board has the job of establishing a uniform set of standards for the care and well-being of livestock. But as it does, it must keep in balance the needs of the animals and the humans who farm them.

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