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Rule 901:12-3-06 | Transportation.


(A) The transport driver is solely responsible for welfare of livestock during transit and must have an emergency action plan.

(B) The responsible party makes the final decision in determining the fitness for livestock loading, transport and the load density. The density of a load shall be determined by the need to minimize injury and must allow fallen animals to rise.

(C) Handling of livestock during loading, unloading and transport must be done humanely.

(D) Ramps, chutes and other means of conveyance used for transporting livestock must be constructed to provide adequate footing to minimize slips and falls.

(E) Livestock, excluding poultry, alpacas, llamas, and equines, must be able to stand in their natural position without touching the top of the transport conveyance.

(F) During transit, livestock must be suitably protected from adverse weather conditions.

(G) Transporters are required to stop every twenty-eight hours, unload, and provide livestock with food, water and rest for at least five consecutive hours, unless the transportation vehicle allows the livestock to lie down and rest and have access to feed and water.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 904.03
Amplifies: 904.03
Five Year Review Date: 5/6/2023