Training improves performance in sheep feedlots

A recent study has shown significant improvements in sheep productivity, welfare and behaviour when feedlot workers received formal training in livestock handling. Pamela Lawson looks at the promising results of the study conducted for Meat and Livestock Australia and how the benefits can translate into higher enterprise returns.

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There is much anecdotal evidenceto suggest animal productivitycan be increased when the people
regularly handling them have beentrained using stress-free stock handlingmethods.