LIVESTOCK businesses in the Goondiwindi region will have the opportunity to develop their cattle handling and transport skills at free workshops with renowned industry expert Tom Shephard.
Three, one-day workshops will be held at Frasers Livestock Transport's depot in Goondiwindi between 8am and 5pm on August 22-24.
The industry endorsed training will focus on understanding cattle behaviour, handling techniques for road transport, workplace safety and animal health and welfare.
Goondiwindi Regional Council chief executive officer Carl Manton said participants should secure their places early, as numbers would be limited.
"Council has worked with local industry leaders to build these training sessions and ensure they're tailored to the needs of those working within the livestock industry," Mr Manton said.
"The workshops are designed exclusively by industry, for industry - and will be a great opportunity for those who transport or work with livestock to develop their own skills and those of their employees.
"I'd really encourage anyone working within the livestock supply chain to take this opportunity to hear from one of the best in the business."
Livestock industry consultant Tom Shephard has managed cattle stations for 20 years and now delivers training on working safely and efficiently with livestock to businesses all across Australia.
While the sessions will be tailored to those working across the beef supply chain, anyone who works for or operates a livestock business within the Goondiwindi region is eligible to attend.
The workshops will incorporate theory and practical elements and participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the workshop as a record of their training.
Mr Manton said Queensland Government funding had been secured for the Goondiwindi Regional Skills Investment Strategy project to deliver the workshops.
He thanked Frasers Livestock Transport and Smithfield Cattle Company for their support, as well as the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, and the Queensland Trucking Association.
To secure a place or for more information contact Sam Noon, 0428 819 932 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Goondiwindi Regional Council.