Species-specific webinars on livestock transport regs

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A presentation from this spring’s Livestock Care Conference has led to a new webinar series on transport regulations, to be offered by Alberta Farm Animal Care with technical expertise provided by the CFIA.

The conference presentation on humane transport by CFIA meat hygiene inspector Nancy Simmons prompted questions that “highlighted the great demand producers have for this information,” said Annemarie Pedersen, AFAC’s executive director.

The webinars are a chance to “work with the industry directly and reach the producers and others involved in livestock transportation,” said Simmons.

The webinars will be industry specific and include a CFIA presentation on the updated regulations followed by a question-and-answer period.

“We want to hear from the people who have to deliver on these changes and have a real discussion,” said Pedersen.

Two sessions have been scheduled so far — Sept. 9 with Alberta Pork and Sept. 22 in partnership with Alberta Beef Producers — with more to follow.

For more information, visit afac.ab.ca.

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