Nebraska cattlemen, State Patrol announce new hauling protocol and collaboration.

Nebraska Cattlemen is pleased to announce an important new collaboration between Nebraska’s livestock industry and the Nebraska State Patrol.

Over the course of the past few months, Nebraska’s ag industry and State Patrol have worked together to develop 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.

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 using a set of response plans for how to handle livestock in the event of an emergency.

The livestock industry’s 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.

“I’m a cattle feeder who relies on safe and timely deliveries. Collaborations like this will positively affect my business,” said Mike Drinnin, president-elect of Nebraska Cattlemen. “Nebraska Cattlemen is excited to continue working together on the safe and efficient transportation of livestock throughout the state.”

More information about the livestock hauling guidance can be found at https://bit.ly/2DnvD2C.

Editor’s note: This article written by Talia Goes is from the Nebraska Cattlemen.