More than 7,000 beef and dairy producers have completed online animal care training programs offered by the Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) at Kansas State University. The program features web-based audiovisual training modules on topics including animal welfare, environmental stewardship and food safety practices. Users can choose English or Spanish versions of the courses.
BCI Director Dan Thomson said as new practices evolve to improve animal welfare or food safety, the program is able to rapidly share this information and train people in remote locations. Feedyards, dairies, auction markets and related livestock businesses can register employees for training in Beef Quality Assurance, Dairy Animal Care and Quality Assurance and humane equine practices.
Animal care training through BCI is the result of collaboration between NCBA, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and the Livestock Marketing Association. More information is available at www.animalcaretraining.org.
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