Is it fit to load? A national guide to the selection of animals fit to transport

When transporting livestock, it’s essential that they are prepared and managed in a way that reduces stress and minimises risks to animal welfare.

Producers, agents, transporters and buyers must understand their roles and responsibilities when transporting livestock to comply with the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for the Land Transport of Livestock and relevant state and territory legislation.

Visit Meat & Livestock Australia’s Fit to load hub to find information to help you decide if an animal is fit to be loaded for transport by road or rail. On the hub you can download a copy of the Is it fit to load? Guide which provides detailed information for producers, buyers, agents and transporters.