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Going Under Cover - Shade & Covered Housing Feedlot Tour

8th May - 11th May 2023, Departing Melbourne and Concluding in Adelaide

Registrations are now open for the ALFA 'Going Under Cover' feedlot tour looking at shade and covered housing systems fit for Australian feedlots. This all-inclusive four-day tour that will feature visits to multiple feedlots to review a variety of shade and covered housing systems available on the market, and provide opportunity for lot feeders to hear first-hand the benefits of these structures from their peers.

Tour dates: 8 - 11 May, 2023

Registration Includes: 3-nights' accommodation, bus travel, meals, and presentations from industry experts, shade manufacturers, and other lot feeders. Travel expenses to/from pick up and drop off points not included.

Learn from industry experts about planning, implementing and the benefits of feedlot shade and covered housing systems. Hear first-hand from lot feeders on their experiences and learnings, and receive access to resources including best practice design guides, feedlot shade and covered housing specialists, manufacturers, and retailers.

If you’re interested in improving your feedlot operation or are looking to upgrade existing structures, then this tour is for you. The tour will help inform your investment decisions with presentations from industry specialists highlighting new industry resources. You will also have exposure to progressive thinkers and lot feeder owners/operators, hear about their implementation journeys and have opportunities to ask questions and explore options in person.

Over the four-day tour, you’ll be able to get an up-close experience of both shade and shelter

technologies and infrastructure. Visiting up to six host feedlots that have already incorporated these

changes will help better inform your thinking, ensuring you circumnavigate around any challenges

you may be facing. The event also provides opportunities to learn how to upgrade or improve your

current structure. The tour will be a great chance to network with other neighbouring lot feeders, learn from a range of subject matter experts and share your views and experiences in lot feeding

infrastructure. A tour not to be missed!

For more information on shade and covered housing, visit the ALFA Shade Hub.


This tour will benefit feedlot owners and those interested in advancements in shade design to improve animal welfare and productivity in feedlots. If you're interested in improving your feedlot operation or are looking to upgrade existing structures and are seeking information and resources to assist, then this tour is for you!


This event will be a 4-day bus tour:

Monday 8th May | Pick up Melbourne Airport @ 11:30am, visit Jalna Feedlot with overnight in Bendigo

Tuesday 9th May | Visit Teys Charlton Feedlot, West Wimmera Feedlot with overnight in Naracoorte

Wednesday 10th May | Visit Mayura Feedlot, Thomas Foods Southern Cross Feedlot and overnight in Murray Bridge

Thursday 11th May | Visit Campbell House Dairy before concluding with a drop off at Adelaide airport approx 2:30pm. Flights home advised to be booked from 4pm. *itinerary is subject to change.


  • All delegates must travel on the tour bus. No other cars will be allowed, unless by special request.

  • There are limited tickets for sale. First in, first served.

  • Spots are limited to one seat per feedlot in the first release.

  • If you wish to add a second registration for consideration in second release, please make note of this in your registration notes at point of charge.


If you need assistance or would like to contact ALFA regarding this event, please email or call (02) 9290 3700.




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