Lincoln, NE – A new collaboration has taken place in Nebraska between the Nebraskas livestock industry and the Nebraska State Patrol.
This collaboration has been in the works the past few months and has developed a series of checklists to help livestock haulers comply with the law while also mitigating animal welfare concerns that arise when trucks are put out-of-service.
The livestock industrys goal is to transport animals safely and in a timely manner while complying with state and federal laws. By being better prepared, both haulers and State Patrol will be able to respond in an effective manner and lessen the impact of any delay on the health of the livestock under our care.
Everyone will benefit from these checklists – owners of livestock, haulers, State Patrol, and the general public – by gathering as much upfront information as possible and utilizing a set of response plans for how to handle livestock in the event of an emergency.
More information about the livestock hauling guidance can be found here.