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Livestock - Sources of further information

HSE has gathered a list of useful references that will help you find out more information on various aspects of livestock handling.

Title Author / provider Contact
1. Cattle handling
AIS 35 – Handling and housing cattle HSE HSE Books (Tel: +44 (0)333 202 5070)
Improving cattle handling for better returns EBLEX EBLEX (Tel:0870 241 8829 or email:
Better Returns from Safe Cattle Handling (Action for Profit 12) EBLEX  
Safe and effective cattle handling HCC (Meat Promotion Wales) Farming Connect (Tel:08456 000813)
2. Public risk
AIS 17ew – Cattle and public access in England and Wales HSE HSE Books (Tel: +44 (0)333 202 5070)
AIS17s – Cattle and public access in Scotland HSE HSE Books (Tel: +44 (0)333 202 5070)
Scottish outdoor access code Scottish Natural Heritage  
3. Health and chemicals
Q Fever – Information for farmers HPA (Health Protection Agency)  
Tuberculosis (HPA) DEFRA  
AS 31 – Veterinary medicines – safe use by farmers and other animal handlers HSE HSE Books (Tel: +44 (0)333 202 5070)
Guidance on responsible use of medicines for all species Responsible use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance  
4. Pigs
General advice on all aspects of pig husbandry BPEX  
5.  Poultry
Controlling exposure to poultry dust HSE
6. Training & certification
This list is not exhaustive and other local or national organisations may also be able to provide verified and good quality training.Training and certification is available in most aspects of livestock husbandry and the associated machinery and equipment.  Some organisations listed provide specialist training in aspects such as animal health, welfare and breeding.You should discuss your needs with the relevant organisation.
NPTC 02476 857300
Land Based Colleges National Consortium 0117 942 3504
Landex (Land based colleges aspiring to excellence) 01964 550736
XLVets 01228 711788
Poultec Training Ltd 01362 850983
BPEX 01908 844368
Eblex 0870 241 8829
Embryonics Ltd 01565 723036
British Wool Marketing Board 01274 688666
NADIS ( National Animal Disease Information Service) Regional training and workshops are available funded through the Rural Development Programme
ADAS UK Ltd ADAS, Woodthorne, Wergs Road, Wolverhampton
WV6 8TQ (Tel: 0845 766 0085)