Herdpersons are expected to implement and follow the industry’s standard of care as laid out in the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs, government legislation and the Animal Care Assessment program.
National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC)
The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) is the national lead for codes of practice development and farm animal care in Canada. Find out more at NFACC resources.
Find all of the information you need on Canadian Quality Assurance (CQA) and Animal Care Assessment (ACA) programs that are administered by Manitoba Pork which provide producers with the ability to validate that specific standards are being used in the production of pork for consumers. For more information click here.
Manitoba Pork’s ongoing commitment to animal care can be viewed in our sustainable development plan Embracing a Sustainable Future.
Humane Handling and Euthanasia of Swine
As Manitoba pork producers know, it is illegal and unethical for unfit animals – those that are sick, injured or would suffer unduly if not dealt with properly – to be transported to market. These animals require immediate attention, as required by law and animal welfare standards.
Manitoba Pork, working with Alberta Pork and Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC), has developed Humane Handling & Euthanasia of Swine: Standards for the care of unfit animals, a manual to help owners or handlers quickly assess animals and make responsible decisions about required care, along with an illustrated poster. These materials are available free of charge from Manitoba Pork for producers and industry partners, by calling 204-237-7447 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chop Talk – Issue #3-2017Feb 15th, 2017
In this issue of Chop Talk: UM Animal Science Dept: Changes at the helm; CWSHIN 4th quarter 2016 report; Canadian Pork Excellence (CPE) being piloted on farms; Manure nutrients: Could gravity provide the answer? Starting or expanding a pig farm: …
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