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Alberta Pork Concludes Biosecurity/Code of Practice Sessions

28 March 2013
Alberta Pork

CANADA - In ongoing efforts to keep producers informed and gather their input on key issues, Alberta Pork recently concluded a series of Biosecurity/Code of Practice rap sessions throughout the province in February and March of 2013.

In addition to wrapping up the Biosecurity Training Program and discussing the impending Code of Practice revisions, there was important information on traceability and a fascinating presentation on low stress pig handling with Nancy Lidster.

Over 200 producers took part, handing in comments and suggestions. They also engaged in discussions, which made for some lively and thought-provoking dialogue.

The sessions were sponsored by the Canadian Swine Health Board (CSHB) and Growing Forward.

The CSHB and Growing Forward biosecurity programs are now closed.

Now that producer input has been gathered, Alberta Pork will be relaying it to the Code of Practice Committee in anticipation of the public comment period starting 1 June.

For questions or concerns about the code, please contact Audrey Cameron at 780-469-8982 or email

ThePigSite News Desk

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