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ALFA-MLA Heat Load Management Workshops

Project start date: 06 August 2019
Project end date: 23 August 2019
Publication date: 23 August 2019
Project status: Completed
Livestock species: Grainfed cattle


This project delivered a series of eight (8) workshops to the feedlot community, providing industry participants with the latest information available on managing summer heat load in feedlot cattle. 170 people attended the workshops, which were run during August 2019 at the following locations:

  • Condamine QLD - 6 August 2019
  • Oakey, QLD - 7 August 2019
  • Oakey, QLD - 8 August 2019
  • Wagga Wagga, NSW - 12 August 2019
  • Tamworth, NSW - 13 August 2019
  • Shepparton, VIC - 15 August 2019
  • Hahndorf, SA - 16 August 2019
  • Narrogin, WA - 3 September 2019

At the completion of the workshop, attendees were:

  • Able to formulate their own Heat Management Plan
  • Able to conduct a risk assessment using the Cattle Heat Load Toolbox
  • Familiar with the concepts relevant to heat management
  • Able to develop their own daily monitoring program with defined triggers and status levels
  • Able to develop their own actions to effectively manage heat and heat load events in feedlot cattle
  • Competent in the use of the Cattle Heat Load Toolbox
  • Competent to understand the basic equipment requirements in order to manage heat effectively
  • Competent to understand where to go for help and further information

The workshops were delivered by:

  • Dr Justin Schooth, Gympie and District Veterinary Services Pty Ltd
  • Jeff House, Jeff House Livestock