New training for poultry and livestock truckers
A new training programme for truckers involved in
transporting beef, pigs and poultry throughout Canada and into the US is being
applauded by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Developed by the Alberta Farm Animal Care Association in consultation with
livestock industry stakeholders and government, the Certified Livestock
Transporter Programme is a training programme for truckers involved in
The first group of instructors received their training in May.
Dr Gord Doonan, CFIA senior staff veterinarian for the transportation
of animals, notes multi stakeholder consultations, conducted from 1993-1995,
identified a need for training for drivers and others involved in transporting
livestock in Canada.
Doonan points out the Certified Livestock Transporter Programme was an
industry led initiative and all of the involved parties from producers through
transporters to processors as well as provincial governments and the federal
government have been supportive.
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