Programs & Services
British Columbia Farm Animal Care Council
The following programs and services are available through BCFACC:
The Certified Livestock Transport (CLT) - www.livestocktransport.ca - program is a comprehensive training course and support service for livestock truckers, shippers and receivers. It focuses on the humane and safe relocation of livestock and the regulatory requirements for Canada and the U.S.
The CLT Training Program offers core content for all species and breakout modules for CATTLE, HOGS, HORSES, SHEEP and POULTRY.
CLT offers species-specific customized training on livestock handling, loading and biosecurity. It includes recognizing and dealing with livestock not fit to be transported and emergency accident response.
CLT provides an information exchange service to assist with concerns and / or provide advice. Email BCFACC or call 604.287.3276 for details on hosting a CLT training program in your area.
BCFACC develops and offers animal welfare related training.
The intent of these courses is to provide truckers, emergency response personnel, fire fighters, RCMP and other peace officers with knowledge on how to handle livestock in emergency distress situations. Livestock owners are welcome to attend these courses.
Hog Handling Course for Producers and Handlers Upcoming session:
Date: To Be Announced
BCFACC offers customized livestock handling programs for producers, facility staff, 4-H and other rural youth. Our objective is to improve livestock care. British Columbia’s livestock industry recognizes the benefits of these programs and that good livestock handling pays.
"Understanding the behavior of animals helps prevent injuries to both people and animals." - Dr. Temple Grandin
Course will cover:
- Swine behavior and handling
- Facility Design
- Proper Application of Handling Tools
- Transportation and Fitness to Transport
- Stunning and Processing
Instructor: Jennifer Woods
Jennifer Woods is a livestock handling specialist out of Blackie, Alberta. She obtained her Animal Science degree from Colorado State University where one of her professors was Dr. Temple Grandin, whom she has continued to collaborate with over the past decade. Jennifer has extensive work in the swine industry focusing on transportation, handling, facility design, emergency response and euthanasia. She is a PAACO certified animal welfare auditor and provides third party welfare auditing and program de-velopment on all species including swine. Jennifer's swine industry clients and collaborators include Smithfield Foods, Murphy Brown LLC, National Pork Board, Cargill Pork, Indiana Packers, Maple Leaf, Olymel, Alberta Pork, Alberta Farm Animal Care, Iowa Pork Con-gress, Cooper Farms, Iowa State University, North Carolina Pork Council, and American Meat Institute. She is on the Board of Direc-tors for the Animal Transportation Association, a member of the North American Food Animal Well Being Commission, committee member for Certified Livestock Transport (CLT) and sits on the animal welfare committee's for Sysco Foods and the American Meat Institute. Jennifer is currently obtaining her masters degree from Iowa State University Veterinary College in the Euthanasia of Swine Through Physical Methods.
Email BCFACC email@example.com or call 604.287.3276 for details.
Do you have questions or concerns about farm animal care? Call the BC Farm Animal Care Line at 1-877-828-5486.