MANHATTAN, Kan. — A national online training program www.animalcaretraining.org for beef and dairy production is now available to help educate livestock producers and handlers learn best livestock management practices.
The program, available in both English and Spanish, was designed to benefit beef and dairy producers, animal transporters, livestock auction market employees and bovine veterinarians.
The program is the result of collaborations between the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, American Association of Bovine Practitioners and Livestock Marketing Association with the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University.
Web-based audiovisual training modules on topics such as animal husbandry, animal welfare, environmental stewardship and food safety practices for the beef and dairy industries are available.
The Animal Care Training program is managed by the Beef Cattle Institute and features streaming multimedia modules in English and Spanish. It is designed to provide online training in various areas of animal care for employees internationally.
Employees can work through the training modules in English or Spanish at any time. Training employees is essential for worker safety, employee retention and production of wholesome products. When a training package is complete, a certificate of completion will be available for printing.
To date, the Animal Care Training program has trained 7,000 beef and dairy producers on Beef Quality Assurance and Dairy Animal Care and Quality Assurance principles.
Bovine veterinary continuing education credits offered The BCI has teamed up with the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and the Livestock Marketing Association. The AABP modules provide online continuing education training for AABP members.
There are more than 150 online CE modules available for credit. The LMA modules include the LMA guide to Animal Handling and Employee Training for Livestock Marketing Businesses. There are also modules available on humane equine management.