Transportation and Wash Facilities

The CFIA has begun enforcement of regulatory border requirements as of May 2, 2016.


PEDv Info for Transporters – Sask Pork
Livestock trailers returning from US pig sites, known-positive sites, or high-throughput pig sites (e.g. assembly yards, abattoirs) pose the biggest risk to spreading PEDv. Transporters can help prevent PEDv from spreading within western Canada by following proper loading, unloading and cleaning procedures.

Hog Transport Vehicle Wash/Disinfect/Dry Protocols – Canadian Swine Health Board
All trucks and trailers returning from high-risk sites should be properly washed and disinfected (and preferably dried) according to the Canadian Swine Health Board (CSHB) standard.

Truck and Trailer Wash Protocol – Ontario Swine Health Advisory Board

Effective Disinfectants, pH and Temperatures against PEDv
PEDv is stable between pH 5.0-9.0 and up to 60°C. Certain disinfectants – such as Virkon S and Synergize – have been proven effective against the virus if adequate contact/contact time is allowed. PEDv is most susceptible to hot, dry conditions; allowing surfaces to fully dry will help kill the virus.

Cold Weather Disinfection Protocols: Virkon S

Cold Weather Disinfection Protocols: Synergize
At temperatures below freezing, propylene glycol (PG) must be added to disinfectants to delay them from freezing and allow adequate contact time to kill PEDv. As much as 40% PG (by volume) must be used in the disinfectant solution to allow adequate contact time below -20°C.

Establish a Line of Separation (LOS) – National Pork Board (US)
The Line of Separation (LOS) is the line between an area considered to be “clean” (e.g. livestock trailer) and an area considered to be “dirty” (e.g. abattoir dock). Make sure no one and nothing passes from the dirty side to the clean side without the proper sanitary precautions.

Create a Clean Crossing – National Pork Board (US)
If you must cross the LOS, wear designated clothing and footwear for that specific task, or wear disposable protective gear, such as booties, gloves and coveralls. Have a disposal plan to remove and contain used/contaminated equipment.

Transportation Biosecurity Protocols for PEDv Control – National Pork Board (US)

Transportation PEDv Control at Packing Plants – National Pork Board (US)
Transport trailers and equipment need to be clean before transporting pigs. Loadout areas should also be disinfected between loads. PEDv can be carried into a barn on pigs’ or people’s feet. A LOS exists between the trailer and the barn. Pigs should only flow in one direction from the “clean” side to “dirty” side. Barn workers and transporters should never cross the LOS into the other person’s side.

Biosecure Unloading Procedures for Transporters Delivering Pigs
Transporters need to follow strict biosecurity protocols when picking up or delivering pigs, especially at high-traffic sites such as abattoirs and assembly yards. Drivers are not to enter the barn or office except in exceptional circumstances, and they must wear disposable boot covers at all times when outside of their truck cab.

Biosecure Trailer Entry – Rubbermaid® Protocol (best practice)

Biosecure Trailer Entry – Three Bootie Protocol

Chop Talk – Issue #4-2017Mar 1st, 2017

In this issue of Chop Talk: Manitoba Pork’s Annual General Meeting & Banquet – April 5, 2017; HR Recruitment Seminars: register now! Best practices for injecting pigs; CSHIN 2016 Q4 producer report available online; Going viral: Smart Pig Handling; Canada …

News and Events

Swine Cost of Production Model for Manitoba

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Manitoba Pork has worked with MNP, an accounting and consulting company, to develop different model farms to generate cash flow projections and trial balance sheets to provide some insight into the economics of the industry. Click here to access information on: …

2017 Annual General Meeting & Banquet

Monday, February 27, 2017

Plan to attend the Manitoba Pork Annual General Meeting & Banquet on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at The Fairmont Winnipeg. Click here to see the agenda. Register for the day’s proceedings and/or the evening banquet by March 30 as follows: – …

Manitoba pork producers welcome updated building code

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Media Release, Winnipeg: On behalf of Manitoba pork producers, Manitoba Pork Chair George Matheson welcomes the Government of Manitoba’s recent commitment to repealing the Manitoba Farm Building Code, and amending the Manitoba Building Code by adding specific provisions for farm …

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