The Livestock Markets Association of Canada is a non-profit association of livestock marketing businesses.
Our members suppport the following code:
LIVESTOCK MARKETING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA CONSTITUTION AND CODE OF ETHICS MISSION STATEMENT
As a member of the Livestock Markets Association of Canada, this marketing business pledges to uphold the following marketing standards and principles. We pledge to:
CODE OF ETHICS
- The name of the Association shall be known as Livestock Marketing Association of Canada.
AIMS – OBJECTIVES – ETHICS
- To promote the Auction Method of livestock marketing as an integral part of the Livestock Marketing business.
- To promote the auction method as open competitive price discovery.
- To promote fair and open competition while providing factual, accurate and honest market reporting, with actual volume and prices. To strive to accurately describe and represent all animals consigned.
- To provide proper training to employees to ensure humane handling and the proper care of all livestock consigned. To develop safe handling practices that ensure both animals and market staff are treated under the best possible safety standards, ensuring a safe working environment for all employees, buyers, and/or consignors.
- To work in co-operation with all government bodies, at all levels to advocate the enactment of appropriate laws, whether statute, regulation, or policy, affecting the marketing of livestock. To ensure that regulations that apply to the marketing sector are market neutral. To protect the marketing industry from over regulation that would negatively affect the speed of commerce and needlessly harm the industry.
- To provide and maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in all transactions while treating all contributors and buyers in a fair and equal manner.
- To maintain a sound financial basis by assuring that full payment is made to sellers and received from buyers, in accordance with the provincial payment regulations.
- To protect the producers’ right and freedom to choose what method, manner, means and location they use to market their livestock.