Livestock Handling – 2. Receive and Dispatch

Provided by: Feedlot TECH

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

Feedlots play a critical role in producing high quality beef for Australian and overseas markets. The aim of bringing cattle to a feedlot is to help them reach a certain weight as quickly and efficiently as possible. This happens through providing a high-quality, high-energy diet and managing the cattle to minimize health problems and stress.

This online course covers the basics in receiving and dispatching cattle at your feedlot in a way the minimises the stress on the cattle and maximises safety.

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: 

  • Prepare the cattle for transport
  • Plan the dispatch process
  • Empty the home pen using the ‘wiper technique’
  • Meet NLIS scanning requirements
  • Work with drivers to load using good stockmanship methods
  • Provide completed and accurate legal dispatch documentation

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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