ALFA/MLA Feedlot Shade Research Webinar

Provided by: Australian Lot Feeders’ Association, Meat & Livestock Australia

The webinar extends the research findings of MLA Research Projects in relation to feedlot shade structures suitable for Australian feedlots.

This workshop will benefit feedlot owners and those interested in advancements in shade design to improve animal welfare and productivity in feedlots.

 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:

  • Matt Van der Saag, MLA Project Manager – Feedlot & Sustainability
  • Dr Peter McGilchrist, University of New England Researcher
  • Dr Angela Lees, University of New England Researcher
  • Tom Dawkins, Northern Territory Livestock Exporters Association CEO
  • Ben Giblett, Berrimah Export Yards Manager
  • Ian Lean, Scibus Managing Director
  • Mike Ryan, Eagle Direct Managing Director


Workshop Topics

  • Introduction to and overview of the research – Background to the project and the issues it is addressing, including an overview of Shade and Covered housing R&D Strategy – MLA Feedlot Program.
  • Shade & shelter solutions in a southern Australian feedlot – An overview of the projects including results from the Summer & Winter Trials, and the recommendations that have come from these.
  • Experiences from the top end with covered shed management of cattle on feed in live export yards – Drawing on insights from some of the leading feedlots in SE Asia and how this shaped Berrimah Yards’ approach to its tropical climate management using an Entegra Shed.
  • Learnings from the Dairy Industry using covered housing – experiences from the dairy industry on covered housing, exploring production and adoption elements alongside design and sensing technologies.
  • Q&A


Training Location and Delivery method

Webinar recording available via the Feedlot TECH Training Hub. Approximately 1.5 hours in length. 


Free to all feedlots, employees and industry associated individuals. 

To access training 

Sign in or create an account on the Feedlot TECH Training Hub to access online feedlot specific skills training. To create an account on the Training Hub, click ‘sign up now’ on the login page, determine a password, confirm you email address and complete the verification form. When prompted, enter your feedlot NFAS or Group Number to ensure fast verification and access to training. 

Proudly brought to you by the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) and Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).

Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA)
GPO Box 149, Sydney NSW 2001
Phone: 02 9290 3700

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)

PO Box 1961, North Sydney, NSW 2059
Phone: 02 9463 9333


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