This course is designed for people who manage stock up to the point of slaughter and require a good understanding animal welfare regulations within the work area, and the principles of humane slaughter.
It provides the knowledge and skills to effectively monitor and handle livestock as documented in organisational quality systems, and is consistent with legislative and international market requirements.
What is covered?
Importance of animal welfare
Animal Welfare Views
New Zealand Animal Welfare Legislation
Obligations and Responsibilities
Animal Behaviour and Handling
Stockyards and good yard design
Who should attend?
- Stockyard personnel involved in managing the receipt of and processing of animals for slaughter
- Slaughterboard personnel involved in humane slaughter
- Supervisory staff
- Stock buyers involved in the purchasing of animals for slaughter · Any person responsible for overseeing the procurement and delivery of animals for slaughter e.g. transport operators
Demonstrate knowledge of good practices in animal welfare and humane slaughter
Gain an understanding of the Animal Welfare Act, Animal Welfare (Care and Procedures) Regulations 2018, and Codes of Welfare
Develop an increased awareness of how important animal treatment is to the quality of the end product
Ensure your workplace consistently meets and exceeds customer expectations
Provide confidence of compliance with the guidelines prescribed by the Animal Welfare Act 1999
There is no prerequisite for this course.
Please contact our team in advance if you have any special learning needs or additional support is required on the day. Trainees with literacy concerns may request a reader/writer support for non-unit standard based training.
This course is also available as:
Delivered in-house at your workplace