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.

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Transportation Requirements

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 has a 2’ x 3’ poster demonstrating the conditions that render a pig as compromised or unfit. To request a copy of that poster, or if you have any questions, contact Mark Fynn, Manitoba Pork’s Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programs, at 204-235-2302.

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:

For recommendations from the TQA program on how to prepare pigs and trailers for extreme weather conditions during transportation, click here.

Fitness for Transport

Click here to access CPC's decision tree to help you decide if a pig should be loaded for transport.

For a pictographic poster to help stockpersons and transporters quickly assess the status of pigs prior to loading them for transport, contact Manitoba Pork at 204-237-7447 or use our Contact Us page.


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.



Mark Fynn
Manager of Quality Assurance & Animal Care Programs

Manitoba Pork represents 613 Manitoba hog farms

Manitoba Pork

Manitoba Pork’s office at 28 Terracon Place is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, please minimize person-to-person contact by emailing or phoning in requests for information, ear tags, and other resources. Contact us by phone, fax, email or regular mail.

Tel: 204-237-7447
Fax: 204-237-9831

28 Terracon Place
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
R2J 4G7