On February 20, 2020 amended Health of Animals Regulations will come into effect. These updated regulations will impact animal transport in Canada and the movement of young calves.

The following chart will differentiate between compromised and unfit animals, with attention to calves.


Of special note, calves less than eight days of age will no longer be able to be shipped to a sales barn or assembly centre. Calves over eight days of age must not be transported for longer than 12 hours, starting from the last time they were fed at the home farm.

For further information on these amendments visit: bit.ly/transportregs

In addition to the amended regulations, the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) is in the process of updating the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farm Animals – Transportation. The updated code is expected to be complete by 2023.