ohs & sustainability
manage the risks and responsibilities of working in the UQ environment
Low Stress Stock Handling Training
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Duration: 11.5 hours
Coordinator: Mrs Suzette Dwyer
Presenter: Mr Chook Kealey
Low stress stock (LSS) handling places emphasis on mutually beneficial outcomes for stock and handlers regardless of yard design.
Low stress handling principles guide how handlers interact with the animals to work with those natural instincts and produce low stress outcomes. If the right methods are implemented, livestock will move with less stress through most facilities.
The low stress methods contributes to the safety of the livestock and for the handlers.
This course runs over two consecutive days for two different levels of experience.
Group A - Beginners - is for participants undertaking LSS training for the first time and will run on:
Day 1/2 - 11th July 18 - 8.30am to 4.30pm
Day 2/2 - 12th July 18 - 8.30am to 12.30pm
Group B - Practical - is for participants who have completed the training in the past and will run on:
Day 1/2 - 12th July 18 - 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Day 2/2 - 13th July 18 - 8.30am to 12.30pm
This course will enable participants to:
1. foster an environment of low stress interaction between people and animals
2. impart knowledge that promotes a positive attitude to low stress stockhandling
3. show people the economic benefits of a low stress environment.