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.
The 2019 edition contains additional information on:
- clear roles and responsibilities for consignors and transporters
- clear checklists to assess whether an animal is fit to load
- managing effluent
- loading densities
- transporting bobby calves
- using a firearm or captive bolt for euthanasia
Is it fit to load playlist
- Is the animal ‘Fit to Load’ what’s changed?
- Why animal welfare matters
- Roles and responsibilities for producers and consignors
- Transporting bobby calves
- Using firearms/captive bolt devices
- Managing effluent and loading densities
- Loading densities
- 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…
- Conclusion – T.R.A.I.N.
- Closing comments on ‘Fit to Load’ – Russell Lethbridge (producer and transport operator)
Download a copy of the presentation: Is the Animal Fit to Load – what’s changed (PDF, 1.8 MB)