bolster safety culture around livestock

Bolster Safety Culture Around Livestock

Mick Debenham has strong views on the need to bolster safety culture around livestock transport at the farm interface. In this column, the former Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association Vice President, and Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Victoria President, sets out the issues involved: Read more

the red tape removal squad

The Red Tape Removal Squad

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association reckons it has had a good experience with the red tape removal squad, but it is also lamenting how difficult sensible regulatory reform can be to achieve within a federated regulatory system. Read more

efficient handling of stock

Efficient Handling of Stock

A series of livestock transport workshops were held at the Frasers facility in Goondiwindi recently and drew a number of personnel who work with animals in the supply chain to learn from the experts about the efficient handling of stock. Read more

it’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it

It’s a Dirty Job, But Someone’s Got To Do It

Livestock transport has been a part of Australian farming since 1788 and it’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it. Livestock must be moved throughout their lifecycle for breeding, fattening, sale and slaughter. While moving herds through country towns with drovers is largely a thing of the past, more animals than ever before are travelling around Australia on the back of a truck. Read more

new Australian livestock ramp standard

New Australian Livestock Ramp Standard

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Australia (ALRTA) has welcomed the publication of a new Australian livestock ramp standard. After some years of lobbying, the new Australian Standard for the Livestock loading/unloading ramps and forcing pens (AS 5340:2020) was published this week. Read more

getting animal welfare right

Getting Animal Welfare Right

Many initiatives in the last few years have been aimed at getting animal welfare right for the livestock transport industry. Diesel visits a groundbreaking training course which is getting the message out to people working in the livestock business. Read more

heavy vehicle law reform; have we missed the mark?

Heavy Vehicle Law Reform, Have We Missed the Mark?

Earlier this year the National Transport Commission (NTC) released the long-awaited consultation regulatory impact statement (RIS) on heavy vehicle law reform, have we missed the mark? Looking at the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), has it hit to mark? Can we expect real change? Asks Mathew Munro, Executive Director Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association. Read more

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