This Guide provides information on how to manage risks associated with cattle handling at a workplace. Cattle handling involves any activities where workers handle cattle. This can include working with cattle in paddocks, laneways, yards, cattle transportation, feedlots, abattoirs, saleyards and activities relating to on-farm cattle sales.
The Guide focusses on natural cattle handling techniques that use cattle behaviour and livestock handler position to achieve the goal rather than other techniques that ‘make’ the cattle do the activity.
You should use this guide if you or your livestock handler handles cattle in a workplace or you commission the design, construction, erection, alteration and maintenance of facilities that assist in the handling of cattle, for example cattle yards.
This Guide is also relevant for other people who handle cattle, for example livestock agents, transporters and veterinarians.