R&D Report

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Developing a Livestock Export Market Outlook Service
Project Code:  LIVE.0317

Year Published: 2007

The study was commissioned by the Livestock Export Program (LEP) to provide access to accurate, independent and timely market intelligence to assist producers servicing the live export market to both; maximise profitability in the short to medium term, and to plan for the future.

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Stocking Density Review

Project Code: LIVE.233A
Year Published: 2006

An internal review document to review stocking density which lead to W.LIVE.253 Refining Stocking Densities.

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Investigating Mortality in Sheep and Lambs Exported through Adelaide and Portland - Literature Review
Project Code:  LIVE.123

Year Published: 2006

This Review of the literature examines mortality rates and causes of mortality that occur during the live sheep export process. Mortality rates for sheep exported live by sea have been shown to vary with time of year, port of loading and line and class of sheep. A progressive reduction has been observed in mortality since the industry began in the 1970s.

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Investigating Feed and Water Curfews for the Transport of Livestock Within Australia

Project Code: LIVE.122A
Year Published: 2006

This project was undertaken to:
(i) review the world literature on curfews (feed and water) as they apply to the land and sea transport of ruminant livestock within Australia
(ii) recommend suitable curfew times based on the scientific literature
(iii) recommend further research to optimise curfew recommendations.

The overall aim was to make recommendations on curfew regulations and practices that are based on science and the best available information.

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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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The Australian Livestock Export Industry

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