Livestock haulers invited to train the trainers

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LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) is hosting a second train the trainer course for livestock transporters here on Jan. 25.

The program is being hosted in response to high demand from livestock trucking companies that were unable to attend the first course in May. So far, 18 trucking companies are enrolled in the program.

The Certified Livestock Transporter (CLT) course is a comprehensive training course for Canada’s livestock transport sector, according to AFAC. It focuses on the safe and humane transportation of livestock, offering advice for truckers, shippers and receivers. Breakout sessions focus on individual species, such as cattle, hogs, horses, sheep and poultry.

“Every day in Alberta alone, there are about 480 commercial livestock trucks are on the roads hauling cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, poultry, bison and elk,” says AFAC manager Susan Church. “The CLT program supports the humane and safe transport of those animals. By providing skills certification, it also assists the livestock transportation industry in providing proof of competency.”

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