Optimising Transportation & Lairage Conditions for Feedlot Cattle Webinar

Updated: Apr 21

Registrations are now open for ALFA & MLA's webinar on Optimising Transportation & Lairage Conditions for Feedlot Cattle webinar which will be delivered live on 1 June, 2022 via Zoom.

The webinar will extend the research findings of the MLA Research Project in relation to the effect of feed withdrawal on truck effluent, animal welfare, carcase characteristics and microbiological contamination of feedlot cattle.

This webinar will offer participants an understanding of the data from feed withdrawal and effluent volume, as well as the effect on carcase performance. It will also offer practical advice for uses of truck effluent.

With the wider industry issues around transport curfew times, this webinar also gives the opportunity for participants to understand the research behind why curfew restrictions can cause greater animal welfare issues than they seek to address.

This workshop will benefit lot feeders interested in understanding the effects of feed withdrawal on truck effluent, animal welfare, carcase characteristics.

The presentations will be covered over a 2-hour lunchtime online zoom session and be made available post live-delivery on the online training platform, Feedlot TECH.


Hosted by Jeff House, ALFA/MLA Feedlot Technical Services Officer and joined by:

  • Sharon Dundon, R&D Manager,Meat & Livestock Australia

  • John Langbridge, GM Corporate & Industry Affairs, Teys Australia

  • Melissa George, Consulting Veterinarian and Research Scientist, Bovine Dynamics

  • Ben Wieland, Livestock Logistics & Relationship Officer, Kilcoy Global Foods

  • Jennifer Rotili, Manager, Codes of Practice Regulatory Policy and Standards National Heavy Vehicle Regulations

  • Cara Lauder, System Manager, New Zealand Transport Agency


  • Fit to Load - managing expectations from when the cattle leave the feedlot, during transportation and arrival at the abattoir; the challenges and remedies.

  • Short Duration Lairage & Truck Effluent Research Projects Outcomes - Key findings: impact on carcase quality, MSA and food safety, and the economic benefits gained.

  • Processor perspective - Implementation of short lairage at Kilcoy.

  • National Heavy Vehicle regulator – rules and regulations.

  • Truck effluent dumps; New Zealand perspective - Information on the network of truck effluent dumps in New Zealand.

  • Q&A


The webinar topics will be delivered over one live-streamed 2-hour webinar sessions at 12:30pm (AEST) on the following date:

  • Wednesday, 1 June 2022

If you are unavailable for the live session, a recording will be provided to catch up.


Registration is free. You must pre-register using the link below. Upon registration you will be issued a confirmation email from Zoom with access details (please check junk mail if you have not received).


If you need assistance or would like to contact ALFA regarding this webinar, please email events@feedlots.com.au or call (02) 9290 3700.

This webinar has been developed in collaboration with Meat & Livestock Australia.

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