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November 10, 2014

K-State's Beef Cattle Institute provides transportation training

Submitted by Audrey Hambright

K-State's Beef Cattle Institute provided Beef Cattle Transportation Education online training, in conjunction with National Cattlemen's Beef Association, to Cargill employees as part of the first trucking fleet to complete the training.

The training modules provide animal transporters education on how to handle cattle during loading and unloading, proper loading of trailers, how to inspect trailers for safety for the animals and drivers, how to haul cattle in bad weather conditions and many more practical, relevant issues. This program is now being offered online so other beef cattle transporters will have easy access to quality video training 24 hours a day.

Dan Thomson, director of the Beef Cattle Institute, credited the success of the educational trainings to the time and effort of several groups.

"The College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University has worked hard with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association to provide producers, veterinarians and now animal transporters online education opportunities that are relevant and accessible," Thomson said. "Thousands of animals are transported on the U.S. highways daily. This is another tool to help people that work on a daily basis to put food on the table for all."

Read more information about the training program.

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