Sheep Supply Chain – Feedlot

Watch Mike Curnick, Livestock Manager inspecting a feedlot and explain the detailed planning and preparation involved.

Feedlots for export purposes operate as a quarantine site to ensure the health of sheep for transport and to ensure our trading partners a level of assurance.

 

Feedlots allow multiple individual inspections by veterinarians and constant observations by trained stock people. During their time in the feedlot sheep will be segregated into groups based on breed, weight, age and sex. This allows careful planning for their next transport journey on the sheep vessel.

 

The feedlot stock people are equipped with specific industry knowledge including low-stress handling techniques, to ensure the sheep are content, nourished and healthy.