Ways to Lower Pig Transport Losses

Periodically check the transport losses from your hog operation and/or sites. Be sure your truck drivers are certified under the Transport Quality Assurance to ensure they understand and follow the guidelines. Calculate the usable square footage of the transport trailer and develop a loading plan for the number of pigs being transported. Check ventilation in the trailer to ensure it is appropriate

  • Periodically check the transport losses from your hog operation and/or sites.

  • Be sure your truck drivers are certified under the Transport Quality Assurance to ensure they understand and follow the guidelines.

  • Calculate the usable square footage of the transport trailer and develop a loading plan for the number of pigs being transported.

  • Check ventilation in the trailer to ensure it is appropriate for current weather conditions.

  • Develop written standard operating procedures and checklists for loading and transporting pigs.