Under the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA’s) Health of Animals Regulations (Part XII), Canada’s livestock industry will see changes to its Transportation of Animals requirements.
The new requirements will be phased in beginning February 20, 2020. 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 while compromised animals max at 12 hours.
- The new Record of Livestock Movement form must accompany every load
- This new form replaces current producer receipts/Ontario Pork hog manifests
- This form does NOT replace the Annex 4 form. Annex 4 racto forms still need to accompany every load
- 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)
- Condition of animals must be recorded and signed-off by both the producer and transporter when transferring custody of animals
CPC's OVERVIEW OF CHANGES
Interpretive Guidance for Regulated Parties - Health of Animals Regulations: Part XII: Transport of Animals-Regulatory Amendment
Record of Livestock Movement forms will be provided to transporters within the next month. Transporters, if you do not receive forms by March 1, please contact Ontario Pork Member Services, Ontario Livestock Transporters’ Alliance (OLTA) or your abattoir.
If you have questions contact;
Ontario Pork Member Services Department
Phone: 519-767-4600 ext. 1220
Toll Free: 1-877-ONT-PORK
Ontario Livestock Transporters’ Alliance
Susan Fitzgerald, Executive Director