R&D Report

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Identifying Live Animal Condition Scores for the Australian Livestock Export Industry
Project Code:  B.LIV.0120

Year Published: 2006

A review was conducted to identify the systems used around the world to assess the condition score of livestock and determine the most appropriate systems for the Australian livestock export industry that recognises animals that are too lean or too fat to travel.

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Investigating Options to Modify the Aggressive Behaviour of Entire Cattle, Sheep and Goats and the Potential Impacts on Market Acceptance and Animal Productivity
Project Code:  LIVE.0121

Year Published: 2006

The objectives of the project were to identify and quantify the livestock export market preference for entire males and the basis of this preference (e.g. lean meat or cultural requirements) and to identify options for Australia to supply entire males whilst improving animal welfare and considering market sensitivities, production and commercial implications.

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World Livestock Export Standards
Project Code:  LIVE.0316

Year Published: 2006

This study compared and contrasted the livestock export standards applied in all countries that participate significantly in the livestock export trade. The study was undertaken for benchmarking of livestock export standards.

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Wetting of Cattle to Alleviate Heat Stress on Ships
Project Code:  LIVE.0219

Year Published: 2005

This study investigated the benefit of wetting heat stressed cattle by measuring the body temperature, respiration rate, feed intake and live weight change of cattle.

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Pilot Monitoring of Shipboard Environmental Conditions and Animal Performance
Project Code:  LIVE.0223

Year Published: 2005

This project involved the use of temperature, relative humidity, ammonia level, wind speed and direction sensors on livestock vessels transporting sheep and cattle to the Middle East to more accurately record and store details of environmental conditions.

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National Livestock Export Industry Shipboard Performance Report 2004
Project Code:  LIVE.0225

Year Published: 2005

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2004 to allow industry, government and others to monitor mortality trends in the live sheep and cattle trades.

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Opportunities to Improve Slaughter Standards and Profitability in Indonesia
Project Code:  LIVE.0229A

Year Published: 2005

The study was conducted to observe the operation of Mark I and Mark II restraining boxes and the design of lairage, raceways and forcing pens in Indonesian abattoirs. The study also observed the behaviour of abattoir staff and identified critical control points within abattoirs and make recommendations to improve animal welfare.

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Potential Benefits of Jetting to the 'HotStuff' Model
Project Code:  LIVE.0234

Year Published: 2005

The study evaluated the potential benefits of including the effects of ‘jetting’ into the ‘Hot stuff’ (HS) model in place of the pen air turnover (PAT) parameter.

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National Mortality Recording System for the Live Sheep, Goat and Cattle Export Industries
Project Code:  LIVE.0235

Year Published: 2005

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2005 to allow industry, government and others to monitor mortality trends in the live sheep and cattle trades.

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Management of Pre-Delivery Stress in Live Export Steers
Project Code:  LIVE.0301

Year Published: 2005

This project aimed to understand the effects of stress in transported cattle and attempted to minimise those effects by the use of novel oral supplements, fed prior to transportation.

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The Australian Livestock Export Industry

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