An earlier project, B.FLT.0469 'Feedlot environment education training module', developed a training, education and advisory module to aid feedlot operators and staff in operating an environmentally compliant feedlot business specifically recognising and addressing the recent changes to guidelines, NFAS and legislative requirements.
The module was developed to specifically address a requirement for Queensland feedlot operators to complete training that provided them with an appropriate understanding of environmental risks and consequences in relation to the day to day operation of feedlots, in order to be eligible for the 20% licence fee discount under the state's Environmental Protection regulation. However, the Australian Lot Feeders' Association (ALFA) recognised there was value in extending this training to all feedlots, given the need to update the lotfeeding industry on the recently finalised versions of the National Guidelines for Beef Cattle Feedlots in Australia and the National Beef Cattle Feedlot Environmental Code of Practice. These updated documents are referenced within the National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme and must be addressed within feedlot Quality Assurance manuals.
This project delivered a workshop in Narrogin, Western Australia to assist lot feeders to achieve competency in feedlot environmental risk reduction management. A total of nine lotfeeders and four regulatory agency staff attended the workshops.