Livestock Handling – 1. Good Stockmanship

Provided by: Feedlot TECH

This course is part of the Fundamentals of Livestock Handling online skills training.  

Good Stockmanship covers low-stress handling techniques, which will positively influence an animal’s experience at a feedlot. By using good stockmanship techniques and understanding cattle behaviour, you can improve animal welfare outcomes and provide a safe environment for both people and cattle.

This online course covers the basics in best practice stock handling techniques in a feedlot environment.

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: 

  • Read and respond to cattle behaviour
  • Identify indicators of cattle stress
  • Recognise visual limitations, predator-prey relationships and natural instincts of cattle
  • Improve cattle handling behaviours
  • Develop a working relationship with cattle
  • Communicate effectively with cattle
  • Apply pressure and release techniques
  • Apply best practice principles
  • Follow steps to reduce exposure to health and safety risks
  • Apply effective handling techniques to move cattle

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

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)

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


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