Livestock are unpredictable, especially during the joining (mating) season where they can be protective of their mates and their young. Often reverting to a fight or flight response when they perceive a threat, Livestock always need to be treated with caution.
Developed by dairy farmers for dairy farmers, the Kit provides practical, easy to use resources to enable you to get your farm safety system started or improve the existing system.
Working with sheep in yards presents a number of hazards to farmers and farm workers.
Download a copy of our Safe Handling of Sheep in Yards factsheet.
The handling of cattle in yards and on farms presents a number of inherent risks, with the unpredictable nature of cattle being the most significant.
Using a feed mixer can help streamline the feeding of livestock, however there are a number of risks that farmers need to be made aware of.
It is the responsibility of property owners to ensure their shearing sheds have adequate amenities on site for when contractors come to shear their sheep. Shearing sheds are just like any workplace and therefore need to have all the facilities that people may require while they spend their work day on your farm.
Farms can often become victims of crime given the high-value assets stored on them, and that they are sometimes accessible to the general public. Farmers should be conscious of how vulnerable they are to crime and do everything they can to keep their properties secure. Farm security can be time consuming, but in the long run, it can save you time, energy and money.
This safety guide aims to assist cattle producers improve the health and safety of workers handling cattle by identifying safety hazards and outlining options to control safety risk.
How to identify, manage, reduce or eliminate the risks of Q fever transmission in high-risk jobs, workplaces and industries.
Pigs can cause serious injury if not handled properly. Learn about the risks involved in pig handling and how to keep yourself and others safe.