The revised fit to load guide: what’s changed?

Meat and Livestock Australia’s – ‘Is the animal fit to load?’ guide has recently been revised (May 2019).

In this presentation, join MLA’s Ted Parish (Adoption Manager – Northern Beef) and Queensland cattle producer Russell Lethbridge when they talk through the new guide and in particular:

  • what has changed, and
  • what it means for producers, consignors and transporters.

You can watch the full recording or use the playlist below to jump to the start of a particular section within the presentation.  31:04, published 26 July 2019 by FutureBeefAu.

Download a copy of the presentation:  Is the Animal Fit to Load – what’s changed (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Full recording

Playlist

  1. Is the animal ‘Fit to Load’ what’s changed?
  2. Why animal welfare matters
  3. Is the Animal Fit to Load – Revised Edition?
  4. Roles and responsibilities for producers and consignors
  5. Transporting bobby calves
  6. Using firearms/captive bolt devices
  7. Managing effluent and loading densities
  8. Loading densities
  9. Animals fit to load – the checklist
  10. Animals unfit to load – examples of animals that cannot walk or stand normally
  11. Animals unfit to load – examples of sick or injured animals
  12. Animals unfit to load – examples of animals with eye diseases or injuries
  13. Animals unfit to load – examples of animals that are emaciated, dehydrated or weak
  14. Next steps…
  15. ‘Fit to Load’ – summary
  16. Conclusion – T.R.A.I.N.
  17. Closing comments on ‘Fit to Load’ – Russell Lethbridge (producer and transport operator)