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Group Training Session - Good Stockmanship (July 5)

Join resident facilitator, Jeff House, live as he guides you and the team through the module on Good Stockmanship, the first 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, 5th of July 2023 Time: 3:30 - 5pm (AEST)

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. This module covers the basics in best practice stock handling techniques in a feedlot environment. Good Stockmanship covers low-stress handling techniques, which will positively influence an animal’s experience at a feedlot. By using good stockmanship techniques and understanding cattle behaviour, you can improve animal welfare outcomes and provide a safe environment for both people and cattle. After completion of the online training, an on the ground competency assessment is available via Feedlot TECH so staff can demonstrate thier skills and competency in this area. Learning outcomes and competencies By the end of this module, you will know how to:

  • Read and respond to cattle behaviour

  • Identify indicators of cattle stress

  • Recognise visual limitations, predator-prey relationships and natural instincts of cattle

  • Improve cattle handling behaviours

  • Develop a working relationship with cattle

  • Communicate effectively with cattle

  • Apply pressure and release techniques

  • Apply best practice principles

  • Follow steps to reduce exposure to health and safety risks

  • Apply effective handling techniques to move cattle

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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