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Changes ahead for Sask. livestock haulers

REGINA, Sask. -- Changes to Saskatchewan's Livestock Inspection and Transportation Regulations will come into effec...

REGINA, Sask. — Changes to Saskatchewan’s Livestock Inspection and Transportation Regulations will come into effect Mar. 4, including a rise in horse transportation fees.

The horse transportation permit fee will now be $8.50, with a lifetime permit available for $23.50 per horse. The Ministry of Agriculture and Food says it’s the first fee increase in 10 years.

Other changes affecting livestock haulers in the province include a seven day limit on many livestock permits, a livestock manifest must now accompany all livestock delivered to an abattoir, livestock inspection fees increase to $1.65 per head, livestock transported from Alberta and Manitoba must now be accompanied by designated documentation and horses to be transported to an inspected Alberta auction market can be inspected locally or at the auction market itself.

“Industry representatives have told us that livestock inspection programs and transportation regulations are important to the industry and need to be updated to reflect current conditions,” says Deputy Premier and Agriculture and Food Minister, Clay Serby.

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