Innovations designed to improve workplace safety, efficiency and cattle welfare during road transport loading and unloading operations continue to emerge across the industry.

The latest example is an innovative new piece of unloading equipment installed recently at the MC Herd beef and sheep processing plant at Geelong in Victoria.

“It’s absolutely brilliant,” MC Herd Principal Frank Herd said.

“It’s providing a great solution to a WH&S issue, and in addition there’s an animal welfare payoff, with cattle coming off the truck with less stress. It’s just so much easier on the cattle, and the drivers aren’t in the pens with them, trying to push them off. They just walk out so easily” he said…