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Bison

Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle


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 Beef Cattle was released in 2013. Click here to view the Code.




Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Veal Cattle


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 Veal Cattle was released in 2017. Click here to view the Code.




Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Dairy Cattle


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

  • Start: January 2019
  • Public comment period: October 2020 to January 2021
  • Projected completion: Fall 2021
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 Dairy Cattle was released in 2009. 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 Hatching Eggs, Breeders, Chickens and Turkeys


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 Hatching Eggs, Breeders, Chickens and Turkeys was released in 2016. 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 Pullets and Laying Hens


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 Pullets and Laying Hens was released in 2017. Click here to view the Code.





 

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 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.





 

Fowl

Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Hatching Eggs, Breeders, Chickens and Turkeys


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 Hatching Eggs, Breeders, Chickens and Turkeys was released in 2016. 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 Pullets and Laying Hens


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 Pullets and Laying Hens was released in 2017. Click here to view the Code.





 

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 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.





 

Sheep & Goats

Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Goats


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

  • Start: December 2018
  • Public comment period: August to November 2020
  • Projected completion: Fall 2021
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 2003. 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 Sheep


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 Sheep was released in 2013. 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.