Steve’s Livestock Transport out of Blumenort, Manitoba, says it’s complying with new requirements for swine transport vehicles returning from U.S. farms to be washed in the United States while continuing to lobby for reinstatement of a program that allowed washing at Canadian facilities.
Steve’s Livestock Transport says new CFIA requirements for Canadian Swine transports to be washed in the U.S. before returning to Canada will add up to a million dollars per year to it’s cost of washing and disinfecting swine transport trailers.
The Animal Nutrition Association of Canada says the elimination of Table-4 of the Feeds Act will allow feed formulators to customize livestock rations while also safeguarding the environment.
A veterinarian with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Canadian livestock producers and transporters share the CFIA’s commitment to the humane transport of animals.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) reminds all travelers that it is important to remember that certain food, plants, animals and related products are restricted or prohibited because they can harbor foreign animal and plant pests and diseases.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will be conducting a field drill at a farm in the Steinbach area from March 11 to 13, 2014.
A survey of swine nutritionists indicates they believe they could help reduce the level of phosphorus in livestock manure if they had the flexibility to reduce the inclusion of phosphorus in feed below current Canadian Food Inspection Agency requirements.
The Canadian Swine Health Board’s National Biosecurity Standard has been officially recognized by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives announced an information-sharing agreement that will strengthen food safety and animal health management in Manitoba and across the country.