Beshear names animal-care board members

Panels were created to handle livestock, poultry and equine issues

By Janet Patton –

Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed members to two boards created by the state legislature this spring to set animal-care standards.

The Kentucky Livestock Care Standards Commission will advise the state Board of Agriculture on standards governing the care and well-being of on-farm livestock and poultry.

The Kentucky Farm Bureau and other livestock producer groups lobbied for creation of the panel as a way to forestall animal-protection measures passed in other states.

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