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Bison

Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Bison


The Codes of Practice are nationally developed guidelines for the care and handling of the different species of farm animals. The Codes contain recommendations for housing and management practices for farm animals as well as transportation and processing. The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Bison was released in 2017. Click here to view the Code.




Animal Mortality Procedures


From the Government of Saskatchewan: Death of animals is a normal occurrence and represents a loss to the operator. Even the best livestock producers will have losses between two and three per cent, but higher rates can occur. Please see Managing Livestock Mortalities to find several options for managing livestock mortalities.





Cattle

Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs


The Codes of Practice are nationally developed guidelines for the care and handling of the different species of farm animals. The Codes contain recommendations for housing and management practices for farm animals as well as transportation and processing. The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs was released in 2014. Click here to view the Code.




Animal Mortality Procedures


From the Government of Saskatchewan: Death of animals is a normal occurrence and represents a loss to the operator. Even the best livestock producers will have losses between two and three per cent, but higher rates can occur. Please see Managing Livestock Mortalities to find several options for managing livestock mortalities.




Guide to Small Scale Pig Production for Saskatchewan Farms


Responsible small scale pig production requires an understanding of the basics of good animal care and welfare, swine nutrition, on-farm food safety measures and provincial/federal regulations that all producers must follow. This Guide from SaskPork is a new resource adapted from Introduction to Small Scale Pig Production guide developed in Nova Scotia in 2017. This is an excellent reference if you are considering or already raising small pig herds. To request a printed copy call (306) 244-1712. Click here to download the guide.





 

Cervids

Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farmed Deer


The Codes of Practice are nationally developed guidelines for the care and handling of the different species of farm animals. The Codes contain recommendations for housing and management practices for farm animals as well as transportation and processing. The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farmed Deer was released in 1996. Click here to view the Code.




Animal Mortality Procedures


From the Government of Saskatchewan: Death of animals is a normal occurrence and represents a loss to the operator. Even the best livestock producers will have losses between two and three per cent, but higher rates can occur. Please see Managing Livestock Mortalities to find several options for managing livestock mortalities.





 

Equines

Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farmed Deer


The Codes of Practice are nationally developed guidelines for the care and handling of the different species of farm animals. The Codes contain recommendations for housing and management practices for farm animals as well as transportation and processing. The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farmed Deer was released in 1996. Click here to view the Code.




Animal Mortality Procedures


From the Government of Saskatchewan: Death of animals is a normal occurrence and represents a loss to the operator. Even the best livestock producers will have losses between two and three per cent, but higher rates can occur. Please see Managing Livestock Mortalities to find several options for managing livestock mortalities.





 

Fowl

Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Bison


The Codes of Practice are nationally developed guidelines for the care and handling of the different species of farm animals. The Codes contain recommendations for housing and management practices for farm animals as well as transportation and processing. The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Bison was released in 2017. Click here to view the Code.




Animal Mortality Procedures


From the Government of Saskatchewan: Death of animals is a normal occurrence and represents a loss to the operator. Even the best livestock producers will have losses between two and three per cent, but higher rates can occur. Please see Managing Livestock Mortalities to find several options for managing livestock mortalities.





 

Other Livestock

Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Rabbits


The Codes of Practice are nationally developed guidelines for the care and handling of the different species of farm animals. The Codes contain recommendations for housing and management practices for farm animals as well as transportation and processing. The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Rabbits was released in 2018. Click here to view the Code.




Animal Mortality Procedures


From the Government of Saskatchewan: Death of animals is a normal occurrence and represents a loss to the operator. Even the best livestock producers will have losses between two and three per cent, but higher rates can occur. Please see Managing Livestock Mortalities to find several options for managing livestock mortalities.




Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farmed Fox


The Codes of Practice are nationally developed guidelines for the care and handling of the different species of farm animals. The Codes contain recommendations for housing and management practices for farm animals as well as transportation and processing. The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farmed Fox was released in 2013. Click here to view the Code.




Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farmed Mink


The Codes of Practice are nationally developed guidelines for the care and handling of the different species of farm animals. The Codes contain recommendations for housing and management practices for farm animals as well as transportation and processing. The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farmed Mink was released in 2013. Click here to view the Code.




Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farmed Finfish


The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farmed Finfish is currently under revision. Timeline of Code development:

  • Start: November 2018
  • Public comment period: June to September 2020
  • Projected completion: Summer 2021
Click here to learn more.





 

Pigs

Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs


The Codes of Practice are nationally developed guidelines for the care and handling of the different species of farm animals. The Codes contain recommendations for housing and management practices for farm animals as well as transportation and processing. The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs was released in 2014. Click here to view the Code.




Animal Mortality Procedures


From the Government of Saskatchewan: Death of animals is a normal occurrence and represents a loss to the operator. Even the best livestock producers will have losses between two and three per cent, but higher rates can occur. Please see Managing Livestock Mortalities to find several options for managing livestock mortalities.




Guide to Small Scale Pig Production for Saskatchewan Farms


Responsible small scale pig production requires an understanding of the basics of good animal care and welfare, swine nutrition, on-farm food safety measures and provincial/federal regulations that all producers must follow. This Guide from SaskPork is a new resource adapted from Introduction to Small Scale Pig Production guide developed in Nova Scotia in 2017. This is an excellent reference if you are considering or already raising small pig herds. To request a printed copy call (306) 244-1712. Click here to download the guide.





 

Sheep & Goats

Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farm Animals: Transportation


The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farm Animals: Transportation is currently under revision. Timeline of Code development:

  • Start: November 2018
  • Public comment period: April to September 2022
  • Projected completion: Spring 2023
The Codes of Practice are nationally developed guidelines for the care and handling of the different species of farm animals. The Codes contain recommendations for housing and management practices for farm animals as well as transportation and processing. The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farm Animals: Transportation was released in 2001. Click here to view the Code.





 

Transportation

Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farm Animals: Transportation


The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farm Animals: Transportation is currently under revision. Timeline of Code development:

  • Start: November 2018
  • Public comment period: April to September 2022
  • Projected completion: Spring 2023
The Codes of Practice are nationally developed guidelines for the care and handling of the different species of farm animals. The Codes contain recommendations for housing and management practices for farm animals as well as transportation and processing. The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farm Animals: Transportation was released in 2001. Click here to view the Code.





 

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