Zoonotic diseases

Zoonotic diseases are diseases that are transferable from animals to humans. Personal protective equipment (PPE) plays an important role in protecting you from zoonotic diseases. You must as far as you are reasonably able, wear PPE, such as non-slip, waterproof footwear, clean overalls, disposable gloves, in accordance with the information, training, and instruction you have …

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Congratulations on completing this module. Hopefully, you have enjoyed learning more about why it is important to use safe and effective techniques when working with livestock, and some of the basics principles around how to do so. This is an area of knowledge and skills that will continue to expand as you begin your work …

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Moving groups of animals

You may be required to move groups of animals in order to prepare for AI. This task uses many of the general principles of livestock handling, as well as some specific considerations for lactating animals. Always remember that cattle are creatures of habit, so when someone new starts on the farm, they make take more …

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Manual Handling

PREVENT Workplace Injury Controls for lifting and moving things and animals Workers on farms and in herd improvement businesses do a wide variety of manual tasks that involve lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, holding or restraining things or animals. AI and loading or unloading products and other activities are also repetitive tasks. All of these …

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Personal Wellbeing

Working alone on a farm For some tasks you may be working alone. It’s important that your supervisor knows where you are and when you are expected back. And that you have a means of communication – always carry a phone or an alternative means of communication if phone reception is unreliable. Sun Exposure Be …

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Key Takeaways Hazards and risks occur in all workplaces – policies and procedures are in place to help keep everyone safe and healthy. When you carry out AI it is expected that you will: Everyone on farm is responsible for safety. Your commitment to safety will be a formal requirement of your employment. It’s a …

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Understanding Animal Behaviour

Understanding cattle behaviour is both fascinating and rewarding. Exploring some of the basic principles of how cattle perceive the world around them helps us better understand how best to work with them. Low-stress handling of cattle that are to be inseminated will improve the chance of conception. Cattle Senses Predator animals, such as humans, dogs, …

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Farm values

Industry values Animals and people are at the heart of everything we do in the livestock industries. Cattle are large animals that are very responsive to the way they are handled by humans. For this reason, it is vital that all people working with cattle understand their role in safely and effectively working with livestock …

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