302 Kar 21:060. Swine Specific Provisions

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/302/021/060.htm
Published: 2015

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      302 KAR 21:060. Swine Specific Provisions.


      RELATES TO: KRS 257.196, 525.130



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

transport conveyance.

      (b) Body condition may be evaluated using

the Pork Quality Assurance Guidelines.

      (2) Authorized Practices. The following

shall be authorized practices:

      (a) Castration;

      (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;

eff. 3-7-2014.)