Feeding and Milling – 1. Feed Shed Loader Operator

Provided by: Feedlot TECH

This course is part of the Fundamentals of Feedlot Nutrition, Feeding and Milling Operations online skills training.  

Loader operators are responsible for the batching process from start to finish. Correct loader operation plays an important role in the efficiency of the feedlot and health and performance of the cattle.

This online course covers the basics in loader operation, walking you through the role of operating the loader safely and efficiently in the feed shed, pre-start and safety checks, feed shed organisation, correct ration batching processes and clean-up and shed hygiene.

After completion of the online training, an on the ground competency assessment is available so you can demonstrate your skills and competency in this area.

This E-learning series has been by funded grain-fed levies and matching federal government R&D contributions in consultation with the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association.


Learning outcomes and competencies
By the end of this course, you will know how to: 

  • Perform daily loader start-up checks and related maintenance tasks
  • Correctly store, organise and maintain hygiene in the shed and surrounding environment
  • Load and batch feed with safety, accuracy and efficiency
  • Operate the different types of mixing/batching systems
  • Load liquids and powdered supplements into batch boxes and mixers
  • Clean and maintain the commodity shed and loader.

Training Location and Delivery method

Online Training course, delivered via the Feedlot TECH Training Hub. Approximately 1 hour 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. 

Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA)
GPO Box 149, Sydney NSW 2001
Phone: 02 9290 3700
Email: training@feedlots.com.au
Website: https://www.feedlots.com.au/

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)

PO Box 1961, North Sydney, NSW 2059
Phone: 02 9463 9333
Email: info@mla.com.au
Website: https://www.mla.com.au/


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