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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Developing Alternative Methods of Measuring Animal Welfare on Ships
Project Code:  LIVE.0222 - Stage 1
LIVE.0222 - Stage 2

Year Published: 2007

Mortality is the principal welfare indicator used within the Australian livestock export industry, but as
this only measures extreme events, there is a need for additional indicators. This report describes the results of a study to identify potential welfare indicators for sheep and cattle transported by ship and amassed at pre-export assembly depots that can be used to measure less extreme welfare events.

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Development of a Manual of Yard Plans for South-East Asian Abattoirs
Project Code:  LIVE.0236

Year Published: 2007

This project was an outcome as a result of the recommendations outlined in ‘Opportunities to Improve Slaughter Standards and Profitability in Indonesia’ to achieve large welfare gains through low cost infrastructure improvements. 

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Evaluation of Diagnostic Assays for Chlamydophila abortus in Australian Export Sheep
Project Code:  LIVE.0125

Year Published: 2007

The project was undertaken to compare the performance of the Complement Fixation Test (CFT) and ELISA test for the quantification of Chlamydophila abortus antibodies in sheep.

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National Livestock Export Industry Shipboard Performance Report 2006
Project Code:  B.LIV.0241

Year Published: 2007

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2007 to allow industry, government and others to monitor mortality trends in the live sheep and cattle trades.

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Updating the Value of the Livestock Export Industry to Australia
Project Code:  LIVE.314

Year Published: 2007

This study provides a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the value of the livestock export industry to the Australian economy and the regional communities where the industry is conducted. It also includes an assessment of the impact a closure of live trade would have on the livestock industry across Australia.

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Upgrade of Biological Assumptions and Parameters used in the HotStuff Risk Management Model Version 2.3.
Project Code:  LIVE.0228

Year Published: 2007

The overall objective of this project was to update and validate the animal parameters in the ‘HotStuff’ model released in 2001. The report found additional data sets were consistent with the original heat stress data applied in the HS software and recommended a slight change to the heat stress threshold, mortality limit and coat factor for Bos taurus dairy (Friesian) cattle.

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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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The Australian Livestock Export Industry

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