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 insure our trading partners a level of assurance.
Planning and preparation is key for the The Sheep Collective. 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 like with like groups based on breed, weight, age and sex. This allows careful planning for their next transport journey on the sheep vessel.
Our feedlot stock people are equipped with specific industry knowledge including low-stress handling, to ensure the sheep are content, nourished and healthy.