Transport of Livestock

Hampshire Training Providers
In Winchester

Price on request
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Important information

Typology Short course
Location Winchester
  • Short course
  • Winchester
Description

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Winchester
Hampshire Grain, Overton Road, Micheldever Station, SO21 3AN, Hampshire, England
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Starts On request
Location
Winchester
Hampshire Grain, Overton Road, Micheldever Station, SO21 3AN, Hampshire, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Livestock

Course programme

As of the 1st May 2008 it became a legal requirement that any driver of a vehicle transporting livestock for gain must hold a Transport of Livestock Certificate.

There are two categories of certification:-
over 40 miles/65 kms and under 8 hours in journey time
OR
over 8 hours in journey time
The certificates are issued by NPTC (National Proficiency Testing Council)
These rules apply if the journey is for financial gain i.e. sale of livestock, professional riders (show-jumpers, polo players, eventers etc) appearance money at Agricultural shows or similar. It also includes any vehicle that carries advertising i.e. sponsorship. There rules
apply to the transport of cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, poultry, game birds, horses. There is separate certification for each category.

Areas covered include
• Legal requirements and responsibilities
• Responsibilities when transporting animals
• Planning a short journey by road
• Suitability of the vehicle
• Checking animals and fitness to travel
• Causes and signs of stress in animals
• Space allowances, stocking densities and segregation requirements
• Handling and animal welfare in transit
• Post-journey requirements

Additional information

Payment options: * Courses start at £105 per day (when members discount is applied). * Non-HTP members are charged £125 per person per day.

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