LiveCorp through the Livestock Export Program (LEP) invests in RD&E to enhance the productivity, sustainability and competitiveness of the livestock export industry and to support an industry culture of continuous innovation, improvement and growth.
Over 70% of the LEP’s investment in RD&E is in animal welfare and targeted at supporting the continuous improvement of livestock health, welfare and management throughout the supply chain. Approximately 20% of the RD&E investment is targeted at projects that aim to enhance the livestock export industry’s supply chain capability and risk management profile. The remaining investment is targeted towards projects that support improved market access and development for Australian livestock.
The LEP RD&E Strategy can be viewed here.
RD&E undertaken can be in many different forms and may include; experimental and research projects to fill knowledge gaps, literature reviews, development of systems and software as well as the extension materials such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) and work instructions.
The LEP’s RD&E program incorporates the entire livestock export supply chain and all of the species exported. Each research project has been categorised by species, specific areas of the supply chain and the subject of the report. Reports may be accessed using the species specific buttons or the search function below.
The LEP Research Development and Extention (RD&E) Update publication can be viewed and downloaded here.