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Initiative 32

Developing a nutrition program for Feedlots during a heat crisis

A standardised approach to euthanasia of sick and injured feedlot cattle is needed. This will increase confidence and competence of feedlot staff in this sometimes difficult and sensitive area, and ensure that appropriate animal welfare practice is maintained at all times across the industry.

Research undertaken by Quirindi Feedlot Services PTY LTD

What are we doing?

This project will develop resource and training materials to assist decision-making on timely and appropriate euthanasia of sick and injured feedlot cattle. Written and illustrated reference material will be produced, detailing criteria and options for euthanasia of feedlot cattle. The material will be user-friendly and suitable for use by feedlot livestock staff, and will include the careful use of pictorial guidance.

Timing:

March 2015