Webinar: The revised ‘Fit to load’ guide: what’s changed?

Beef Central, 18/07/2019

One of the presenters for next Thursday’s webinar is MLA’s Ted Parish, pictured here in the RIPL yards at Barnawartha.


Meat & Livestock Australia’s ‘Is that animal fit to load?’ guide has recently been revised.

The 2019 edition of the national guide includes new content to ensure best-practice animal welfare when preparing, loading and delivering cattle, sheep and goats.

FutureBeef and Beef Central are hosting a webinar discussing the guide and the recently included enhancements on Thursday, 25 July (full details at base of page).

Russell Lethbridge

During the webinar, MLA’s Ted Parish will be joined by Queensland cattle producer Russell Lethbridge to talk through the new guide, particularly what’s changed, and what it means for producers, consignors, transport operators and agents along the supply chain.

The guide has been developed to help livestock operators meet the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for the Land Transport of Livestock, and decide whether an animal is fit to be loaded for transport and for the entire journey by road or rail, to any destination within Australia. It contains new information about loading densities for livestock, managing effluent, and the chain of responsibility for all involved.

The roles and responsibilities of consignors and transporters are clearly defined, along with checklists to help assess whether an animal is fit to load.

  • Click here to view the revised Fit to Load guide.
  • Click here to view an earlier article and video on the launch of the 2019 updated guide.

Webinar details:

When: Thursday, July 25.

Time: 12:30pm AEST.

Where: From the comfort of your farm office via PC or mobile device

Registration: Click this link to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.








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