The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs was released in 2014.

There are various ways to view the Code:

There are a limited number of hard copies of this Code. NFACC encourages use of the electronic version and does not store hard copies. If hard copies are required, please contact the Canadian Pork Council.

Other resources

Table of Contents

Section 1 Housing and Handling Facilities
Section 2 Feed and Water
Section 3 Animal Health
Section 4 Husbandry Practices
Section 5 Transportation
Section 6 Euthanasia
 Appendix A - Guidelines for Determining Individual Stall Sizes for Gestating Gilts and Sows
 Appendix B - Recommended Minimum Floor Space Allowances for Gilts and Sows in Group Housing
 Appendix C - Floor Space Allowances for Weaned/Nursery Pigs
 Appendix D - Floor Space Allowances for Grower/Finisher Pigs
 Appendix E - Recommended Minimum Space Allowances for Boars
 Appendix F - Feeder Design
 Appendix G - Water Intake, Recommended Flow Rate and Height of Nipple Drinkers
 Appendix H - The Six Ss: Simple Criteria for Choosing Enrichment for Pigs
 Appendix I - Sow Body Condition Scoring System
 Appendix J - Example of Decision Tree for Euthanasia
 Appendix K - Pig Vision and Flight Zone
 Appendix L - “Should this Pig be Loaded?” Decision Tree
 Appendix M - Temperature - Humidity Index Table
 Appendix N - Methods of Euthanasia
 Appendix O - Resources for Further Information
 Appendix P - Participants
 Appendix Q - Summary of Code Requirements

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