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Group Training Session - Animal Wellbeing for Transport (May 1)

Join resident facilitator, Jeff House, live as he guides you and the team through the module Animal Wellbeing for Transport, the fifth module within the Fundamentals of Livestock Handling Complete Course on Feedlot TECH. The access fee is per feedlot/business, and covers all staff that wish to partake in the training session. Date: Wednesday, 1st of May 2024 Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm

Post registration, you will receive a zoom link to save to your calendar and access the training. Those who attend and participate in the session will have their Feedlot TECH training transcript updated automatically.

The aim of bringing cattle to a feedlot is to help them reach a certain weight as quickly and efficiently as possible to provide beef products for market. The livestock transport process needs to be done well to ensure cattle leaving the feedlot arrive at the processor in the best possible condition to support optimal animal welfare. One of the most important parts of preparing cattle for transport is assessing their fitness for loading and the transport journey. Learning outcomes and competencies By the end of this module, you will learn to:

  • The Five Domains of Animal Welfare

  • Australian animal welfare standards and how they are applied

  • The main risks to animals during the transport process

  • Actions feedlots can take to reduce the risks and support animal wellbeing

  • Meet feed, water and rest requirements

  • Ensure truck pen density requirements

  • Monitor and consider weather when planning

  • Communicate well with transporters and processors

  • Schedule loading times and trucks for optimal wellbeing and product outcomes

  • Properly prepare cattle for the journey

This E-learning series has been by funded grain-fed levies and matching federal government R&D contributions via Meat & Livestock Australia in consultation with the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association.



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