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Group Training Session - Lairage (Oct 2)



Join resident facilitator, Jeff House, live as he guides you and the team through Lairage, the seventh module within the Fundamentals of Livestock Handling 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, 2nd of October 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.


Once cattle have reached their marketable weight, they are transported from the feedlot to the processing facility for slaughter. On arrival at the processing facility, the cattle are rested for a period prior to slaughter – this is called lairage. The ultimate goal of lairage is to maximise carcase weight, reduce dark cutters, and deliver a quality product to the consumer.


Feedlot teams are fundamental in the process of ensuring cattle are in optimum condition when they leave the feedlot.


This online course covers the basics in lairage and what it means to you as a feedlot employee.

Learning outcomes and competencies By the end of this module, you will learn to:

  • Manage feed and water before transport

  • Identify animals that are fit for transport

  • Maximise food safety by presenting clean cattle for transport from feedlot to processing plant

  • Maintain product integrity by ensuring there are no chemical and antimicrobial residues


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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