What is Animal Care Assessment (ACA)?
The Animal Care Assessment tool was introduced by the Canadian Pork Council to help producers evaluate and improve animal care practices on their farms. It helps producers examine stockmanship, feeding and watering, equipment and housing on their farms.
The program was developed by a team of hog producers, producer organizations, animal care researchers and has been reviewed and supported by the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, the Canadian Meat Council, the Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association.
The complete Animal Care Assessment Manual and other supplementary publications are available for download http://www.cqa-aqc.ca/aca/index-e.php; they may also be obtained from the Alberta Pork office (phone: (780) 474-8288).