The Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) recently adopted a policy requiring members to comply with the organization’s animal handling guidelines or face expulsion.
LMA member markets developed the “Guide to Animal Handling in Livestock Marketing Businesses” in 2008.
The document is designed to help train market employees on the principles of low-stress animal handling and care.
LMA members voted in 2009 to require on-site evaluation of animal handling practices and follow up with employee training and education.
Headquartered in Kansas City, LMA represents about 800 businesses in the livestock marketing sector from the U.S. and Canada.
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