Transport Stocking Density Calculator
The Canadian Pork Council has developed an online Transport Stocking Density Calculator. Click here to access the calculator.
Stocking density, predicted by pig weight, ambient temperature and humidity, is to be used as a guideline. The Health of Animals Regulations require those people who transport, or arrange transport for, live animals to assess all risk factors that could be viewed as impacting the animal’s capacity to withstand transport. Stocking density must be adjusted accordingly when there are additional risk factors present including: poor/decreased ventilation, time spent stationary (e.g. in traffic), trailer design, and pre-existing conditions of the animal such as dehydration, pregnancy, or body composition that could cause animals to overheat at different rates.
The calculator shows the minimum recommended space allowance for transporting healthy pigs in a well-designed, passively ventilated trailer. Note that acceptable stocking densities in mechanically ventilated trailers may be higher as they provide some temperature and humidity moderation.
You assume the risks associated with using this calculator. The reliability of the calculations produced depends on the accuracy of the information you provide.