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 Ted Parish (previously MLA’s 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.
Download a copy of the presentation: Is the Animal Fit to Load – what’s changed (PDF, 1.8 MB)
- To download the guide or order a hard copy, visit: mla.com.au/isitfittoload
- Land transport – Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines
- Is the animal ‘Fit to Load’ what’s changed?
- Why animal welfare matters
- Is the Animal Fit to Load – Revised Edition?
- Roles and responsibilities for producers and consignors
- Transporting bobby calves
- Using firearms/captive bolt devices
- Managing effluent and loading densities
- Loading densities
- Animals fit to load – the checklist
- Animals unfit to load – examples of animals that cannot walk or stand normally
- Animals unfit to load – examples of sick or injured animals
- Animals unfit to load – examples of animals with eye diseases or injuries
- Animals unfit to load – examples of animals that are emaciated, dehydrated or weak
- Next steps…
- ‘Fit to Load’ – summary
- Conclusion – T.R.A.I.N.
- Closing comments on ‘Fit to Load’ – Russell Lethbridge (producer and transport operator)