Avington hosted a low stress stock handling course on 13-14 March, 2019.
There were six Avington staff plus eight farmers from other parts of Victoria.
The aim of the course is to foster an environment of low stress interaction between people and animals, to promote a positive attitude to stock handling and to show the economic benefit of a low stress environment.
The trainer, Nic Kentish, was an inspiration to the group and provided training in the shed plus practical demonstrations in the paddocks and yards. We all developed new skills which are being used on farm with our stock.