The Canadian Livestock Transport (CLT) program is a standardized course offering certification that is recognized throughout Canada and United States. The program is led by an industry initiative to address the need for increased accountability and improved handling practices in livestock transport.
The CLT program was originally developed on behalf of the Alberta livestock industry, through the Alberta Farm Animal Care Association. All segments of the Canadian livestock and poultry sectors (including producers, transporters, processors, provincial and federal regulatory advisors, researchers and other industry professionals) contributed to its development.
Key knowledge areas include: animal welfare, health, behaviour, laws and regulations, vehicle and handling techniques and emergency response.
Modules are developed for all major species transported in Canada (beef & dairy, swine, sheep, poultry, and horses). Recipients of CLT certification receive proof of program completion (wallet card and certificate).