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Animal association partners up for transport training

CALGARY, Alta. -- Alberta Farm Animal Care Association (AFAC) is partnering with Olds College extension to present ...


CALGARY, Alta. — Alberta Farm Animal Care Association (AFAC) is partnering with Olds College extension to present cattle and hog modules of the Quality Livestock Transport training program (QLT).

The QLT program was developed by AFAC and a team of industry advisors; it is a comprehensive training course and support service for livestock truckers, shippers and receivers. The program focuses on the humane and safe relocation of livestock and the regulatory requirements for hauling in Canada and the US.

QLT modules dealing specifically with cattle and hogs will be offered in this module presentation at Olds College. Topics covered include livestock handling, biosecurity, loading, driving, offloading, safety and emergency accident response. Participants receive a training manual, Code books and a copy of all pertinent regulations. Also included are reference materials to help drivers recognize and deal with livestock unfit for transport.

As an additional bonus for hog haulers, the QLT course incorporates the National Pork Boards popular Trucker Quality Assurance (TQA) program, complete with approved Canadian-specific content. The National Pork Board will recognize successful QLT hog-component participants with full TQA certification.

The two-day session will take place on Sept. 16 and 17 at Olds College. For more information on QLT or to register visit www.livestocktransport.ca.


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