302 KAR 21:060. Swine Specific Provisions.
RELATES TO: KRS 257.196, 525.130
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 257.196
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS
257.196 requires the Board of Agriculture to promulgate administrative regulations
establishing on-farm livestock and poultry care standards recommended to it by
the Kentucky Livestock Care Standards Commission. This administrative
regulation establishes additional livestock standards and specifically
authorized practices for swine.
Section 1. The provisions of 302 KAR 21:020
apply to on-farm livestock and poultry in Kentucky, except as provided by this
administrative regulation. This administrative regulation adds additional
standards and specifically authorized practices to 302 KAR 21:020 for swine.
Section 2. (1) Additional Standards.
(a) If being transported, swine shall be
able to stand in their natural position without touching the top of the
(b) Body condition may be evaluated using
the Pork Quality Assurance Guidelines.
(2) Authorized Practices. The following
shall be authorized practices:
(b) Needle teeth clipping;
(c) Boar tusk removal;
(d) Tail docking;
(e) Identification using ear notching,
tattooing, or ear tagging;
(f) Environmentally controlled housing.
Swine may be raised in environmentally controlled housing designed in a manner
that minimizes the effects of adverse weather conditions;
(g) Stalls, pens, or outdoor lots with
shelters if used for gestating sows; and
(h) Crates, pens, or outdoor huts if used
for farrowing and lactating sows.
Section 3. Incorporation by Reference.
(1) "Pork Quality Assurance Guidelines", 2013, is incorporated by
(2) This material may be inspected,
copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Kentucky
Department of Agriculture, 100 Fair Oaks, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (40 Ky.R. 736; Am. 1730;