The one thing I appreciate about education is you can look back and realize that things could have been better . . . if you only knew. That was my realization after I completed the TQA (Transport Quality Assurance) Plus class, a class about best practices in transporting or moving hogs. I have moved my share of pigs in the past and to be honest, the experience was quite exasperating. I soon found out that yes, there is a “science” to moving pigs.
TQA (Transport Quality Assurance) Plus
TQA Plus is part of the WeCare initiative. The WeCare program demonstrates that people in agriculture are accountable to established ethical principles and animal well-being practices. TQA was developed for all people involved in animal movement, such as transporters, farmers and handlers.