NEED HELP Preparing for a Common Swine Industry Audit or PQA Plus® Site Assessment?
The National Pork Board is pleased to provide additional resources to help producers prepare for the Common Swine Industry Audit (CSIA) and PQA Plus Site Assessment.

The modules can be completed individually or as a complete series. Currently, the English modules are available on a flash drive and the Spanish modules will be available in February. Both English and Spanish versions will be available for download in the spring of 2017.

Each module is approximately 10 minutes in length and provides producers with background information on the topic, what auditors will be evaluating and then asks producers to complete exercises to confirm their knowledge. These training modules produce a certificate of completion and can be used to satisfy the annual caretaker training requirement of the CSIA.

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The Common Swine Industry Audit (CSIA) requires several Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in the recordkeeping section and producers often find writing SOPs for their farm to be a daunting task. To assist, the National Pork Board has created a dynamic SOP Toolkit that allows producers to create customized SOP documents. The toolkit has basic text for each SOP required in the CSIA then allows producers a series of questions to edit and customize the documents to reflect procedures conducted on their farm. After finishing the steps to make the SOP their own, producers will have a completed SOP to print and show to auditors. The toolkit will  offer templates for all eight SOP documents required by the CSIA and PQA Plus® Site Assessment.  Access each SOP template below.

 

  1. Daily Pig and Barn Care
  2. Euthanasia (coming soon!)
  3. Animal Handling  (coming soon!)
  4. Piglet Processing  (coming soon!)
  5. Feeding and Watering  (coming soon!)
  6. Caretaker Training  (coming soon!)
  7. Treatment Management  (coming soon!)
  8. Emergency Action Plan  (coming soon!)
  9. Mortality Management  (coming soon!)

 

Below are a series of Pork Checkoff resources compiled to assist producers in preparation for an audit.  All of these resources are customizable templates or references for producers to use on their farm.

Willful Acts of Abuse

Animal Welfare Policies
English    Spanish 
See It Stop It Poster
English     Spanish

Thermal Comfort/Air Temperature

PQA plus GPP 9 page 64
English    Spanish

Caretaker Training

Individual Development Plan
English   Spanish
Group Training Record
English    Spanish
Individual Training Record
English    Spanish

Humane Euthanasia

Written Euthanasia Action Plan
English    Spanish
Humane On-Farm Euthanasia of Swine Guidelines
English     Spanish
Humane On-Farm Euthanasia of Swine Training Module
English and Spanish
Euthanasia Blunt force Trauma Standard Operating Procedure
English    Spanish
Euthanasia CO2 Standard Operating Procedure
English    Spanish
Euthanasia Penetrating Captive Bolt Standard Operating Procedure
English    Spanish 

Transport/Load-out

Transport Quality Assurance®
TQA Lesson 4 Page 25
English

Animal Care/Abuse Policy and ReportingAnimal Welfare Policies
English    Spanish 
See It Stop It Poster
English     Spanish
Whistle Blower Policy
English

Animal Handling

Safe Pig Handling Tool
English and Spanish
TQA – Lesson 2 Page 12 – 17
English

Needle and Sharps Usage

PQA plus GPP 4 page 29-31
English    Spanish

BiosecurityBiosecurity Checklist
English    Spanish

Space Allowance

Sows and Space
English    Spanish
PQA Plus GPP 9 page 68
English    Spanish

Piglet Processing Procedures

Tail Docking Standard Operating Procedure
English
Castration Standard Operating Procedure
English

Facilities

PQA Plus GGP 9 Page 66
English    Spanish

Body Condition Score

PQA Plus GPP 9 page 67
English    Spanish

Air Quality

PQA plus GPP 9 Page 66
English    Spanish

Site Assessments

PQA Plus Site Assessment Guide

Lameness

Identifying, Treating, and Preventing Lameness in Sows
English    Spanish

Emergency Backup System

PQA plus GPP 9 Page 64
English    Spanish
Power Failure Test Record- Alarm System
English    Spanish 
Power Failure Testing – Backup Generator
English    Spanish 
Power Failure Testing – Emergency Curtain Drops
English    Spanish 

Self-Assessment Tool
English  Spanish

Lesion Scoring

Shoulder Lesions in Sows
English

PQA Plus GPP 9 page 69
English    Spanish

Written Euthanasia Plan

Written Euthanasia Action Plan
English    Spanish
Humane On-Farm Euthanasia of Swine Guidelines
English     Spanish
Humane On-Farm Euthanasia of Swine Training Module
English and Spanish
Euthanasia Blunt force Trauma Standard Operating Procedure
English    Spanish
Euthanasia CO2 Standard Operating Procedure
English    Spanish
Euthanasia Penetrating Captive Bolt Standard Operating Procedure
English    Spanish 

Daily Observation Records

Daily Observation Record
English   Spanish

Treatment Management

Farm Medication Plan
English    Spanish
Medicated Feed Mixing Record
English    Spanish
Pen Individual Treatment Record
English     Spanish
Gilt/Sow/ Boar Treatment Record
English    Spanish
Vaccination Management Schedule for Breeding
English    Spanish
Vaccination Management Schedule for Non-Breeding
English   Spanish

Feed/Water Access

Feeding And Water For Lactating Sow
English     Spanish 
Feeding Breeding and Gestating Sow
English   Spanish 
Feeder Adjustments
English   Spanish 

Pork Safety

Farm Medication Plan
English    Spanish
Medicated Feed Mixing Record
English    Spanish
Pen Individual Treatment Record
English     Spanish
Gilt/Sow/Boar Treatment Record
English    Spanish
Vaccination Management Schedule for Breeding
English    Spanish
Vaccination Management Schedule for Non-Breeding
English   Spanish
Vet/Client/Patient/Relationship
English    Spanish
Confirmation of No Medications Administered Record
English    Spanish


Manuals/Standard Operating Procedures

These are all templates and must be customized for your farm. A general template can be used to expand your standard operating procedure manual.

Euthanasia

Euthanasia Blunt force Trauma Standard Operating Procedure
English    Spanish
Euthanasia CO2 Standard Operating Procedure
English    Spanish
Euthanasia Penetrating Captive Bolt Standard Operating Procedure
English    Spanish 

Animal Handling

Loading Pigs into Farrowing Rooms Standard Operating Procedure
Spanish 
Load-Out Market Hogs Standard Operating Procedure
English    Spanish 
Loading Pigs into Rooms Standard Operating Procedure
English    Spanish 
Weaning Standard Operating Procedure
English    Spanish 

Piglet Processing

Tail Docking Standard Operating Procedure
English   Spanish 
Castration Standard Operating Procedure
English   Spanish 

Feeding and Watering

Feeding And Water For Lactating Sows
English   Spanish 
Feeding Breeding and Gestating Sows
English   Spanish 
Feeder Adjustments
English   Spanish 

Daily Observation

Daily Pig and Barn Care Standard Operating Procedure
English   Spanish 
Daily Observation Record
English   Spanish

Use the Daily Pig and Barn Care SOP Toolkit!

Caretaker Training SOP

Caretaker Training
English

Treatment Management

Identifying Fall-Behind Pigs and Treatment Pen Management
English   Spanish Version

Emergency Action Plan

Emergency Action Plan
English
Emergency Action Plan Tool/ Farm-level Crisis Plan
English Only

Mortality Management

Removing Dead Animals Standard Operating Procedure
English   Spanish 

 Mortality Records
Coming Soon