Safe cattle handling and lone working

Past Event - booking closed

Wed, 06 November 2019

10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Greystone Farm, Caldwell, Richmond,

DL11 7UB

A well designed handling system that is fit for purpose is essential on any cattle farm. Not only does it keep both cattle and handlers safe, it can also make routine tasks easier and quicker to complete, making best use of time and resources. A cattle handling system is an investment, so taking time to properly plan its design will help ensure the outlay is worthwhile.

Join AHDB Beef & Lamb and NFU North East for an interactive on farm event and planning workshop focused on cattle behaviour, handling, system design and lone working.

Miriam Parker, well-known independent consultant from Livestock Wise, will be speaking about cattle handling. Plus, with a focus on lone working, NFU will be joined by What3Words, RABI and FCN to discuss and promote safe farm practices.

Who should attend? Beef farmers who are considering making changes to their cattle handling system or would like to learn how to appraise their current system.


10.30am – Arrival and registration

  • Introduction to the day – Sam Charlton, AHDB Beef & Lamb and Andrew Sewell, NFU NE Livestock board member
  • Health and safety and lone working in the livestock system – Tom Price, NFU
  • Understanding cattle behaviour and appraisal of the current system at Greystone Farm – Miriam Parker, independent cattle handling designer
  • Principles of design using practical examples, reviewing key areas and critical dimensions

12.45pm – Lunch plus a chance to meet representatives from What3Words, RABI and FCN

1.30pm – Handling system design workshop

  • Design – establish the design brief for your farm
  • System design – resources will be available to draft the initial plan and design a cattle handling system for your farm (please bring any additional resources including maps or photographs to support this workshop)

3.30pm – Close

To book your FREE place, please email or call 01904 771218 and let us know of any special dietary requirements.

Please note, delegates are not required to attend the full day and can attend for the morning, afternoon or both sessions as necessary. Please inform of preferences upon booking.


If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.


T 01904 771218