Changes to Transport Regulations
Livestock transport regulations have changed. Click here to watch Manitoba Pork's presentation (35 minutes, November 3, 2020) on those changes, including record keeping, transport durations and requirements for ‘compromised’ and ‘unfit’ pigs.
Through the Canadian Swine Training Development Project, the Canadian Pork Council has developed fact sheets to assist the hog sector in learning the new livestock transport requirements. Click on the following links for more information:
1. Overview of Changes to Pig Transport Regulations
2. Transport Durations for Pigs
3. Compromised and Unfit Pigs
4. Fitness for Transport
5. Transport Risk Factors
6. Record Requirements
7. Transport Contingency Plan
8. Swine Movement Document
Manitoba pork producers devote their time and care in raising their pigs and want to ensure they are always handled and transported safely and humanely. Stockpersons are trained to handle the animals safely and with minimal stress to the animals. For access to our pig handling training videos, click here.
Pig transporters in Manitoba are held to a high standard as outlined in:
- Recommended code of practice for the care and handling of farm animals – Transportation
- The federal Health of Animals Regulations
- The Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) program
For recommendations from the TQA program on how to prepare pigs and trailers for extreme weather conditions during transportation, click here.
For recommendations on biosecurity for pig transporters, and to find out how they can help protect the health of the Manitoba pig herd, click here.
Director, Quality Assurance and Animal Care