From January 2008, drivers (and attendants) transporting livestock (including horses, poultry and game birds) in connection with an economic activity by road over 40 miles must hold a certificate of competence.

Course Content:

  • Animal welfare and who is responsible?
  • What are the qualities of an effective stock person?
  • Stress
  • Unfit animals
  • Rest, food and water
  • Planning for the unexpected
  • Stock densities
  • Handling and animal welfare
  • Vehicle construction and inspection
  • Documentation
  • Review of legislation

Course Length:

  • 1/2 day course for experience hauliers

A Lantra Multiple Choice Test will end the session to enable the trainee to gain the certificate of competence.