Pig Sector Worries About New Transport Regs

UK - New animal transport regulations come into force throughout the EU on 5 January, 2007.
calendar icon 7 June 2006
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These regulations will apply to all species of farm animal, including pigs, and will replace the Welfare of Animals (Transport) Order 1997.

Hauliers will have to apply for transporter authorisations, as will farmers who are delivering the animals themselves.

Short journey authorisation certificates will be needed for all journeys over 65km and up to 8 hours. Long journey certificates will be required for journeys over 8 hours.

These transporter authorisations will involve stricter vehicle standards for journeys over 8 hours and specific vehicle approval.

From 5 January, 2008 anyone involved in pig haulage must hold a certificate of competence and from January 2009, pig journeys of over 8 hours must use a satellite navigation system.

Source: FWi

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