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Unloading and follow up

Top tips for unloading at farms, saleyards, feedlots and processing:

  • When unloading livestock, try to keep the slope of the ramp to a minimum. Make use of a natural slope or use an unloading bay whenever possible. 

  • Livestock may be tired and unsteady after the journey. Allow them time to move off the truck at their own pace.

  • You must inspect livestock at unloading, and at each driver or vehicle change over stop. If an animal is found to be distressed or injured at inspection, you must provide assistance at the first reasonable opportunity.



It is important to provide feedback both positive and constructive, to allow everyone invovled in livestock transport to keep doing things well or consider improvements where needed.