Today’s livestock producers should keep an eye on university standards for animal care because those are a hint at what eventually will happen in the future on farms and ranches. Among the new issues is how genetically engineered animals are cared for.
“People want assurances,” says John McGlone, an animal science professor and director of the Pork Industry Institute at Texas Tech University. “They want a credible program to make sure someone is looking after the animals directly and that somebody is checking that they’re looking at the animals directly, at all levels.”
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