Safety Program Resources

Feed Lot


This classification unit covers firms that operate a large, enclosed yard usually with pens or stables where livestock, such as cattle, horses, sheep, or pigs, are temporarily held for the sole purpose of supplying the livestock with feed and nourishment. Other than feed, firms in this classification unit may dehorn, castrate, vaccinate, brand, sort, and load livestock for transport.

Here are some examples of services that firms in this classification unit provide:

  • Feed cattle Feed horses Feed sheep Hold hogs for sale Hold livestock for sale Feed hogs Feed livestock Hold cattle for sale Hold horses for sale Hold sheep for sale

Here are some examples of inputs or materials that firms in this classification unit use:

  • Forage Hay Grain Sawdust

Firms in this classification unit may engage in additional activities that support their business undertaking. These activities include finance and administrative support and may also include:

  • Operate feed mill for own use Process own livestock Operate grain or silage for own use Slaughter own livestock

Here are some examples of equipment that firms in this classification unit use:

  • Corral, Pen, Tractor, Payloader, Pitch fork

Here are some examples of key workers in this classification unit:

  • Farm labourer, Mechanic, Farmer, Veterinarian

While the terms "feedlot" and "stockyard" can be used interchangeably, stockyard typically refers to a temporary holding area (i.e. 1-2 days) for cattle awaiting sale at a livestock auction (see CU 701005). Feedlot typically refers to a longer-term operation (i.e. 1-6 months).

Feed Lot

The example templates and guidance below are available to assist feed lots producers. Employers are encouraged to customize these documents to fit their individual operation’s needs.

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The resources below are available to further assist employers in building an Occupational Health & Safety Management Program.

Large Employer
Safety Program

20 Employees or More

Additional support for employers can be received through working with a AgSafe Regional Safety Consultant or Safety Advisor.

Small Employer
Safety Program

19 Employees or Less