Hog movement forms required by Feb 20

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Changes to the livestock transportation requirements of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA’s) Health of Animals Regulations (Part XII), become effective on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Canada’s livestock industry will see changes to its Transportation of Animals requirements.

The new regulations are more detailed with respect to animal needs and specify intervals for transporters to provide food, water and rest.

The maximum time for pigs to go without food, water and rest is 28 hours.

A press release issued by Ontario Pork and the Ontario’s Livestock Transporters Alliance notes that the new Record of Livestock Movement form must accompany every load. This new form replaces current producer receipts/Ontario Pork hog manifests. Transporters will be sent the new forms and provide them to producers.

  • Producers must note the date and time animals go off feed and water (28 hour maximum)
  • The condition of animals must be recorded and signed-off by both the producer and transporter when transferring custody of animals

Transporters who do not received the forms by March 1 should contact Ontario Pork Member Services or Ontario Livestock Transporters’ Alliance (OLTA) or a local abattoir.

 

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