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.
Fitness for Transport
Click here to access a decision tree to help you decide if a pig should be loaded for transport.
Alberta Farm Animal Care Association and Alberta Pork have also developed a guide – Humane Handling Guidelines for Pigs: Standards for the Care of Compromised and Unfit Animals – to help pork producers quickly assess pigs and make decisions about the care of compromised and unfit pigs.
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.
Transport archives: Pigs in Transit: Handling and Transportation Guide booklet.
Manager of Quality Assurance & Animal Care Programs