The updated Health of Animals Regulations Part XII (Transport of Animals) came into effect February 20, 2020. These new requirements will impact livestock transport in Canada and the movement of young calves.
This Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) created a number of educational resources, including this checklist, to help you determine if your calves are ready to leave the farm.
The CFIA has also been working closely with industry, and through those communications they have drafted new documents to avoid any confusion around the Transfer of Care Document and Animal Transport Records. They have also developed a Transfer of Care Factsheet. If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office for clarification.
View the latest “Livestock Transport in Canada” brochure for more information about the updated transport requirements.
Visit their website for more information on humane transport and animal welfare in Canada.
For producers looking for documentation that complies with the Health of Animals Regulations Part XII: Transport of Animals, VFO has customized a form for the shipment of veal cattle in response to requests. Find it here.