Kentucky livestock today are more comfortable and better cared for than at any time in history. The Kentucky agricultural community has worked to improve animal handling facilities, health care, feed quality, genetics, and producer knowledge. The investment in research at our universities has enabled producers to apply science-based improvements in all sectors of the animal life cycle.
Kentucky Livestock Care Standards
The Kentucky Livestock Care Standards Commission was created to develop science-based, on-farm standards that will protect our animals. The commission, headed by Kentucky State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout, created a care standards document for all farm animals and lists approved feeding, housing and health procedures in caring for livestock.
View the current Kentucky Livestock Care Standards (see Chapter 21).
Animal Welfare is a priority of many Kentucky farmers and farm organizations, but is a primary issue of the Kentucky Livestock Coalition and the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association.
The following videos were developed by the Kentucky Soybean Board.