TRAINING & EVENTS

The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) runs a number of industry specific workshops, events, and training annually, aimed at upskilling the Australian lot feeding workforce.

 

ALFA runs a number of workshop series throughout the year for lot feeders, associated industry professionals and those involved in the supply chain.

 

Member discounts are offered for all workshops. If you would like to apply for membership click here.

2022 training, workshops & events program

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feedlot tech training hub 

Now live at feedlottech.com.au 

Feedlot TECH features links to online training, educational resources and careers information specific to the Australian feedlot industry. It provides access to online training covering core practical feedlot skills that can be completed at any time or location and can be easily integrated into daily operations and onsite training. Available training includes Antimicrobial Stewardship and the Cattle Post Mortem training series, and recently developed training on nutrition, feeding and milling.

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Feedlot Shade Research webinar

16 February 2022 | 12:30pm - 2:30pm (AEST)

This webinar explores the research findings of MLA Reserach Projects in relation to shade structures in Australian feedlots.

Delivered in partnership with Meat & Livestock Australia.

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Transportation & Lairage Effects on Feedlot Cattle  webinar

1 June 2022 | 12:30pm - 2:30pm (AEST)

This webinar explores 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.

Delivered in partnership with Meat & Livestock Australia.

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NFAS MONTHLY OPEN FORUMS 

Monthly

Feedlot Industry Accreditation Committee (FLIAC) Chair, Jim Cudmore, invites lot feeders to join him and Jeff House ALFA/MLA Technical Services Officer and special guests each month as they discuss changes to NFAS requirements and share experiences.

The open forums are delivered by AUS-MEAT.

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margin & people management (mpm) program

COURSE 13 - Commences September 2023

ALFA's MPM Program is designed to provide lot feeders and industry professionals with a deeper understanding of how to manage a modern feedlot business.

The MPM Program was established in 2008. The Program now boasts a strong alumni network of over 122 lot feeders and industry professionals, many of whom are now prominent industry leaders.

 

The Program is run annually over several months, delivered through 4 x 2-day training sessions to a maximum of 11 participants. 

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NUTRITION & MILLING WORKSHOP

September 2022

The Nutrition & Milling Workshop aims to instil and improve animal nutrition practices directly related to animal health and welfare in Australian feedlots.

 

This workshop will benefit all feedlot staff, particularly staff members who work within or with the feed team. The workshop will also benefit those involved as suppliers to the feedlot industry in order to understand the specific requirements of feedlots to produce their quality grain fed beef product.

More Info
Registrations Open Mid-2022
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beefex 2022 conference

18-20 OCTOBER, 2022  |  Brisbane Showgrounds, QLD

The Grain Fed Beef Industry Premier Conference is set to be held in Brisbane on 18-20 October 2022. Keep and eye out for the program and registrations opening mid-2022.

Regos Open Mid-2022
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ALFA Annual general meeting

19 OCTOBER 2022

Time: TBA

Location:  BeefEx 2022, Brisbane Showgrounds QLD

Coming Soon
Coming Soon
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smartbeef 2021 online conference

12-15 OCTOBER, 2021

Catch all the speakers and topics from SmartBeef 2021 virtual conference on Feedlot TECH.

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moving towards carbon neutrality webinar

Webinar Recording

This online workshop will explore recent research findings related to the feedlot industry's carbon emissions and our journey to becoming carbon neutral, methane emissions and the national greenhouse gas inventory. For more details see workshop flyer. 

This workshop is delivered in partnership with Meat & Livestock Australia and proudly sponsored by DSM.

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animal health & welfare workshop

Will be back in 2023.

The workshops aim to instil and improve animal husbandry practices directly related to animal health and welfare in Australian feedlots. 
 

All feedlot staff, particularly staff members who are handling cattle on a day-to-day basis, will benefit from attending this one-day workshop. The workshop will also benefit those involved as suppliers to the feedlot industry. For example, feeder cattle suppliers will gain an insight as to why feedlots pay premiums for well-prepared cattle and how to achieve these premiums.

Registrations Closed
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pen cleaning, manure & environmental management

Online Training Course

This online training course brings the waste management utilisation manual to life with the purpose of enhancing the health and welfare of grain fed cattle. Presenters Rod Davis, Robyn Tucker, Joe McMeniman & lot feeders delve into a range of topics relevant to those involved in managing manure, maintenance, planning and operations. 

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feedlot automation webinar

Delivered 17 November 2021 | Recording Available on Feedlot TECH

This webinar explores research and technology available to automate processes on Australian feedlots, such as the bunk trials, automatic crush and bunk scanner, 

Delivered in partnership with Meat & Livestock Australia.

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managing summer heat

Online Training Course

This training will benefit all feedlot staff that are involved in making decisions around, or monitoring of, heat load at the feedlot. It focuses on preparing feedlots for excessive summer heat conditions that can have major impacts on cattle heath, welfare an productivity. 

Proudly sponsored by Phibro Animal Health.

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EXPloring feedlot energy

Recording Available via Feedlot TECH

This webinar covers how to improve feedlot energy and water use efficiency including using technologies available to feedlot owners and feed mill teams. 

This workshop is delivered in partnership with Meat & Livestock Australia.

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Unlocking the benefits of shade webinar

Recording available

ALFA delivered a webinar on its Shade Policy and the resources available to assist in the installation of shade. A recording has been made available for those who missed the live session.