Canadian Swine Biosecurity Initiative

The Canadian Pork Council will review the National Swine Biosecurity Standard, first developed in 2010 by the Canadian Swine Health Board and encourage improved biosecurity measures on-farm.

Printable factsheet

Objectives of the updated Canadian Biosecurity Standards 

Protect the health of the Canadian swine herd

  • Improved animal health and welfare outcomes
  • Reduced antimicrobial use

Business Continuity

  • Enable rapid zoning to prevent disease spread
  • Facilitate the establishment of compartments

Continuous Improvement

  • Provide commercial producers with a simple self-assessment tool
  • Provide a training tool for small-scale producers

The revised National Swine Biosecurity Standard will be the foundation on which benchmarking tools and biosecurity training resources are to be developed.



A group of producers, veterinarians, provincial coordinators and consultants, led by CPC staff Audrey Cameron and CPC Veterinarian Consultant Egan Brockhoff.



Update the National Swine Biosecurity Standard (2010).

Develop ways to encourage producers
to continuously improve biosecurity measures
on-farm such as benchmarking tools


Updated National Swine Biosecurity Standard

Benchmarking Tools

  • On-farm benchmarking
  • Feed Mill benchmarking
  • Truck wash audit



A working group part of the Canadian Swine Training Development Project, under the leadership of CPC staff Mark Fynn.



Training resources
will be developed and reviewed between October 2019 and March 2023.


Training tools

  • Videos
  • Factsheets
  • Posters
  • Management tools

This project is funded by the AgriMarketing Program under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.