Stock Handling & Animal Welfare

Roma forum to focus on cattle industry workplace safety

Beef Central, 26/09/2016

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is working with vertically-integrated beef supply chain Australian Country Choice, and large-scale cattle producer S. Kidman & Co in hosting a workplace health and safety forum for the beef industry in Roma next month.

Brindley Park

Brindley Park feedlot from the air

The forum, being held on 5 October, will focus on animal handling safety design, technology and leadership and will include visits to three local properties.

The day will begin with a site visit to S. Kidman & Co’s Rockybank property southwest of Roma to view the new set of cattle yards on the property, followed by a visit to ACC’s Brindley Park feedlot and nearby property Niella to view the bud box system and yards.

On return to Roma, a light lunch will be provided followed by short presentations on WH&S at the Explorer’s Inn. Participants will need to be at the Explorer’s Inn, Roma by 6.30am to be ready for a 7am departure to Rockybank. The visits and forum will conclude by 3pm.

Only limited spaces are available so it’s advisable to book early. Click here to register.


  • 30am: Gather at Explorer’s Inn, 44228 Warrego Highway, Roma
  • 7am: Depart Roma
  • 7:30am – 8:30am: Rockybank Station, Mt Abundance – yards
  • 8:30am – 9:45am: Travel to Brindley Park, Taroom Rd, Roma
  • 9:45am – 10:15am: Morning tea Brindley Park
  • 10:15am – 11:30am: Bud box presentation
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm: Travel to Niella
  • 12:00pm – 12:45pm: Niella yards presentation
  • 12:45pm – 1:15pm: Travel to Roma
  • 1:15pm – 3:00pm: Light lunch and presentations – Explorer’s Inn.

Date: Wednesday 5 October 2016

Time: 7am – 3pm

Cost: $20 per person.


See earlier Brindley Park story: Is this Australia’s hardest-working cattle crush? 




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