QUALITY AND ENVIRONMENT

Animal welfare and quality in transport

Transjilor guarantees the quality of its services whilst maintaining animal welfare in livestock and product safety in transport.

It is highly important to ensure good conditions in livestock transport. The growing demand by health food´s consumer makes us specially demanding in our duties.

Furthermore, the recent legislation of the European Union is leaving behind the transport based on old vehicles. The new legislation makes quality in transport in our challenge.

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  • Reference standards in Animal Transport:

Regulation (EC) 1/2005, on the protection of animals during transport and related operations

Royal Decree 542/2016 on standards of animal health and protection during transport

Royal Decree 751/2006, of 16 June, on licensing and registration of carriers and transportation of live animals and whereby the Spanish Committee for the welfare and protection of production animals is created

Royal Decree 1032/2007, of 20 July, which regulates the initial qualification and continuous training of drivers of certain vehicles intended for road transport

Royal Decree 728/2007, of 13 June, whereby the general livestock movement database and the general individual animal identification database were created and regulated.

Royal Decree of 577/2014 of 4 July whereby the equine movement card is regulated.

Royal Decree 1559/2005, of 23 December, on basic requirements for facilities for cleansing and disinfecting centres for livestock vehicles dedicated to road transport in the livestock sector.

Regulation of the Law on Land Transport, approved by Royal Decree 1211/1990, of 28 September

Order FOM/1353/2005, of 9 May, which regulates the National Committee for Road Transport.

Order FOM/2861/2012, of 13 December, regulating the administrative control document required for the public transport of goods by road.

Royal Decree 70/2019, of 15 February, amending the Law on Land Transport Management and other statutory regulations on the training of drivers of road transport vehicles, control documents in relation to road transport, sanitary transport by road, transport of dangerous goods and the National Committee for Road Transport.

  • Feedingstuffs Transport Reference Standards

Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002, of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 28 January, laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety.

Royal Decree 578/2014, of 4 July, laying down detailed rules for the application in Spain of the European Union regulations on animal feed production to certain foodstuffs of animal origin.

Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on the placing on the market and use of feed, amending European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 and repealing Council Directive 79/373/EEC, Commission Directive 80/511/EEC, Council Directives 82/471/EEC, 83/228/EEC, 93/74/EEC, 93/113/EC and 96/25/EC and Commission Decision 2004/217/EC

Regulation (EC) No 183/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 January 2005 laying down requirements for feed hygiene and food producers

Royal Decree 629/2019, of 31 October, which regulates the general register of establishments in the animal feed sector, the conditions for authorisation or registration of such establishments and of national entry points, the activity of feed operators, and the National Coordination Commission on Animal Feed.

Royal Decree 1559/2005, of 23 December, on basic requirements for facilities for cleansing and disinfecting centres for livestock vehicles dedicated to road transport in the livestock sector.

Regulation (EC) No. 853/29, of 29 April laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin.

Order FOM/2861/2012, of 13 December, regulating the administrative control document required for the public transport of goods by road.

Transjilor is completely committed with animal welfare, so we can affirm our vehicles follow Spanish and European legislation about animal´s protection. Our trucks:

  • They carry clear and visible signs indicating livestock transport.
  • They have loading and unloading equipment.
  • They keep the quantity and quality of the air during the transport.
  • They have enough space for animals and protect them from high temperatures and weather conditions.
  • They have non slip floor to reduce urine and feces leakages.
  • They have roof insulation; besides, it is clear, to get better temperatures conditions inside the truck.
  • The design and size of litters in our trucks follow Spanish and European legislation.

Livestock transport demands some specific conditions in the animals transported.

  • They must be suitable to travel without suffer any injure or unnecessary pain.
  • Animals get sick or injured during the transport are separated from the group and receive first aid in the first place.
  • We don´t give any sedatives to animals we are going to transport, unless it is strictly necessary, and always under vet control.

 

We don´t consider suitable to travel animals:

  • If they can´t move without pain or help.
  • If they have a serious injury or a prolapse.
  • Pregnant females over a 90% of pregnancy.
  • Females who have given birth the week before.
  • Piglets whose belly buttons hasn’t cicatrized yet.
  • We talk about biosecurity to refer the different protocols used to protect animals from infectious agents.
  • We respect biosecurity legislation, and we guarantee animals aren´t in touch with others with lower health status during their transport until the destination center.
  • Our commitment with welfare animal and biosecurity in livestock´s transport make us to have proper protocols regarding to clean and disinfection of our trucks.
  • Our protocols are monitored, evaluated and audited to check they are used properly.
  • We collaborate with people in charge of biosecurity in farms.