New York Farm Animal Welfare Law

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I have updated my New York Farm Animal Welfare Law Outline and you can view it now on JD Supra.  I highly recommend that livestock producers in New York have a general understanding of these statutes.  I highly recommend that every single farm in the state of New York have a good working relationship an attorney, veterinarian and Cornell University …

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Beef Quality Assurance Certification

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I am pretty excited to complete the Beef Quality Assurance (“BQA”) certification program.  I registered with Carol Gillis at the New York Beef Industry Council .  A $10 registration fee is required to help pay for the Mid-Atlantic Producer Certification Manual.  After a cursory overview of the materials this morning, the manual seems chalk full of best management practices concerning …

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NYBPA Annual Meeting & Feeder/Winter Management Conference

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I am looking forward to the upcoming New York Beef Producers’ Association (“NYBPA”) Annual Meeting & Feeder/Winter Mangement Conference January 22-24th at the Holiday Inn (Carrier Circle) in Syracuse, New York.  If you’ve been following this blog, I certainly don’t hide the fact that I’m very passionate about the beef business.  I am looking forward to meeting more New York …

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Some Suggestions for Your New Year’s Resolutions

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Here we are.  Last day of 2009.  I cannot believe how fast this year has gone.  I started 2009 in Cheyenne, Wyoming and ended it in New York City at Rincker Law, PLLC.  I am extremely grateful for my friends and family who have been supportive along the way.  It’s snowing outside here in NYC today — nothing better than …

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Part II: Debrief from NYFB Farm Animal Welfare Conference

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At the New York Farm Bureau (“NYFB”) farm animal welfare conference, Mr. McNally and myself had the opportunity to address farm animal cruelty laws here in New York.  I discussed the laws from a defense standpoint while Mr. McNally was knowledgeable from the prosecution side.  My outline that was provided to conference attendees is available on JD Supra here. As …

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Horse Transportation Requirements in New York

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Pursuant to N.Y. Agric. & Mkts Law § 359-a, there are specific requirements in New York for transporting horses.  These requirements are New York specific.  If you are interested in the requirements in your state, you should contact a local attorney. Pursuant to section 359-a(1), “[e]very vehicle utilized for the transportation of more than six horses shall meet the following …

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