Pen Riding – 2. Pen Riding Best Practice

Provided by: Feedlot TECH

This course is part of the Fundamentals of Pen Riding online skills training.  

Discover pen riding processes and adopt best practices to enhance animal wellbeing, safety, time efficiency and feedlot success. Learn to select optimal inspection times, recognise high challenge pens, use efficient pen riding patterns, identify health issues and document them following feedlot protocols.

This online course covers pen riding best practices.

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: 

  • Choose the best time for pen inspections
  • Identify high challenge pens and how to ride them 
  • Conduct inspections using efficient pen riding patterns 
  • Recognise animal cues that suggest an abnormality
  • Know how to respond to common animal health issues
  • Record animal health issues in line with feedlot protocols

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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