The National Pig Association (NPA) is urging producers need to be aware of important changes to China export certificates.
Producers who send pigs to abattoirs certified to export to China will need to change to the updated versions from July 1, 2017. The updated certificates can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the links, below:
7006ANNA is the updated vet declaration and vets will start using this as the current quarterly certificates expire.
7006ANNB is the updated owner manager declaration and needs to be used by all farmers supplying China certificated abattoirs. No pigs will be accepted from July 1 without the updated version.
7006ANNC needs to be filled in by the producer and supplied to their vet as soon as possible to enable the vet to sign the updated vet declaration as they expire.
NPA chairman Richard Lister said it was very important that anyone who sends pigs to abattoirs that might be destined for export to China is aware of the changes and acts on them.