This course is part of the Fundamentals of Livestock Handling online skills training.
A successful feedlot operation must have facilities that are well-designed and kept in good working order. By understanding how to use and maintain the facilities you work in, you can have the confidence to handle cattle safely at your feedlot, which will improve animal welfare outcomes and performance.
This online course covers the basics in getting to know and working with the facilities 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:
- Recognise a range of feedlot facility designs and components
- Apply best practices to work safely in your facility
- Move cattle through facilities safely and with minimal stress
- Determine group size numbers suitable for your facility
- Recognise environmental and weather conditions
- Identify feedlot maintenance activities
- Perform basic maintenance check
- Report maintenance issues
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.
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)