Beef Cattle Handling: A Practical Safety Guide

  • Beef Cattle Handling: A Practical Safety Guide (PDF 2229kb)
    Document Type: Publication
    Keycode: WSV1079/03/06.12
    Industry: Farming, 
    Category: Controlling OHS Hazards and Risks, 
    Division Author: Agriculture
    Publication Date: 01 April 2007
    Date First Published: 18 January 2007
    Summary: This publication provides information on safe cattle handling, how to make existing yards safer and ensure safety features are included in the design of new yards. It includs zoonotic diseases and handling chemicals in yards.

About this publication

Beef Cattle Handling: A Practical Safety Guide is a 40 page publication for beef producers, the stud beef industry and employees in beef cattle sectors such as meat cattle, combined sheep with cattle, combined meat cattle with cereal grains, grazing, farming or breeding animals.

Guide Aims:
  • To provide information on cattle handling to people who are inexperienced or new to the industry and to experienced operators to help them train others in safe cattle handling
  • To explain the importance of having safe yards and handling facilities and to provide practical ideas to make existing yards safer and to ensure safety features are considered and included in the design of new facilities
  • To give reminders about health issues associated with zoonotic diseases and handling chemicals in yards.

For more information on health and safety guidance on working with dairy cattle and topics such as confined spaces (milk vats and grain silos), effluent, chemicals, zoonoses, traffic management, children, manual handling, electricity, working at heights, asbestos and cooling towers, view WorkSafe's publication, Dairy safety: A practical guide

Further information

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