ALFA Managing Summer Heat online training

ALFA Managing Summer Heat online training

Register your feedlot to access ALFA's 2021 Managing Summer Heat online training program; a mix of online training videos and an online live zoom session available from September 2021.


The training materials focus on preparing feedlots for excessive summer heat conditions that can have major impacts on cattle health, welfare and productivity.  All staff involved in making decisions around, or the monitoring of, heat load at the feedlot will benefit from completing this online training program.



  • Dr Tony Batterham, Feedlot Veterinarian at Quirindi Feedlot Services

  • Christine Killop, Katestone

  • Jeff House, ALFA/MLA Technical Services Officer

  • Verity Price, ALFA Policy Manager



Those registered will gain access to eight online training videos that can be viewed at a time convenient to the student, covering the following topics:

  • HLI/AHLU demo & how to undertake a Risk Assessment

  • Shade Structures

  • Pre-Summer Preparation

  • Triggers & Actions

  • Recovery

  • Summer Review

  • Weather Stations & CHLT demo


The videos will be made available via the new feedlot industry training platform, Feedlot TECH.



  • Progress to date, current industry status, ALFA Shade Policy & Hub

  • NFAS Requirements and what they mean

  • Heatload Simulation Exercise

  • Panel Session and Q&A



For Feedlot registrations, the registration fee provides access to the training for all staff under that business and is based on your feedlot capacity. Please select your size category from the options, and fill out the online registration form using the primary contact for your feedlot training. Once registered you will have the opportunity to enrol your staff in the training.


IMPORTANT: Please select '1' in the quantity field when registering (as opposed to the number of staff members you anticipate completing the training)


You will then have the opportunity to enrol as many staff at your feedlot into the training once post registration (from August), via the online Feedlot TECH training platform.


If you are not an ALFA Member, please email to apply to access the training or select 'Non-Member' in the option list and we will contact you to verify and issue your invoice.