Livestock Disaster Plans Are Needed In Every County

Dr. Jan Shearer DVM, Iowa State University, demonstrates loading a captive bolt gun as part of the euthanasia training during the BERP program

In mid-August I participated in the Bovine Emergency Response Plan (BERP) training in Sioux Center hosted by Trans Ova. The day focused on livestock disasters while cattle are in transit, with over fifty million head of cattle on the road each year in the United States; it’s not a question of if, it is when a disaster will strike.

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