Canadian Beef Cattle On-Farm Biosecurity Standard
Schedule 13: Entry Requirements: For People, Vehicles, Equipment and Tools

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Risk Category: Low-risk

Criteria: Within the past 14 days has: No livestock contact; One or no visits to livestock operations

Description and Comments:

  • Come from urban areas and/or do not contact livestock.
  • These visitors represent a very low risk of introducing disease.

Biosecurity Requirements: No requirements, other than to record all visits.

Risk Category: Moderate-risk

Criteria: Neighbouring (fence-line) livestock operator; or within the past 14 days: has livestock contact at one operation, or has visited more than one livestock operation.

Description and Comments:

  • Travel from or are transported from farm to farm, but do not enter the Production Area or come into direct contact with livestock or manure.
  • These visitors represent a moderate risk of introducing disease.
  • Example: Rig service personnel, although they may be entering the Production Area, are rarely coming into contact with livestock or manure.

Biosecurity Requirements: Minimize access to Production Area.

Prevent all but essential contact with cattle.

Before access is permitted, ensure clean footwear / clothing / tires / surfaces, all visibly clean of organic matter.

Risk Category: High-risk

Criteria: Other livestock operator (including employee); or within the past 14 days has livestock contacts at multiple operations; or Persons From Other Countries where reportable diseases are a concern; or handles sick or segregation animals at this or other operations.

Description and Comments:

  • Travel from or are transported from farm to farm, entering the Production Area and having direct contact with livestock or manure. Producers must apply biosecurity practices relative to these visitors.
  • These visitors represent a high risk of introducing disease.
  • Example: Veterinary and Livestock Inspection professionals who enter the Production Area and generally come into direct contact with livestock and manure.
  • Example: Custom manure cleaning operators and equipment that may transport manure from one Production Area to another.
  • Example: Personnel who work with livestock at their own or another operation.
  • Example: Personnel working with animals in the Segregation or Sick facility.

Biosecurity Requirements: Prevent all but essential access to the Production Area or contact with cattle.

Before access or contact is permitted, ensure:

  • tires / surfaces are visibly clean of organic matter;
  • preferably, the person wears clothing & footwear dedicated to the operation, or wears fresh coveralls or clean clothing and disinfects footwear; disinfect off-farm equipment or tools contacting livestock, or provide site-specific tools.
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