This course is part of the Fundamentals of Pen Riding online skills training.
Pen riders play a pivotal role in ensuring the wellbeing of feedlot cattle. By learning factors impacting cattle health, understanding their body system, and gaining familiarity with common health concerns, you’ll develop the ability to identify health issues early, leading to improved welfare outcomes for cattle.
This online course covers health issues, body systems, and typical conditions concerning feedlot cattle.
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:
- Identify factors that influence animal health
- Recognise signs of a healthy animal
- Know how to identify symptoms according to body systems
- Identify common health issues associated with each body system
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)