R&D Report

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Investigation of the Ventilation Efficacy on Livestock Vessels
Project Code:  SBMR.002

Year Published: 2001

The purpose of ventilation in livestock vessels is to maintain environments appropriate to the physiological needs of the livestock. This report is the culmination of a study initiated by the livestock export industry to improve the scientific and engineering knowledge base on matters of livestock vessel ventilation.

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Automatic Counting of Sheep
Project Code:  LIVE.0106

Year Published: 2001

The study evaluated technologies for automatically counting live sheep as they are loaded on and off ships. The technologies investigated included machine vision, radio frequency tags, and races capable of counting singular sheep mechanically

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Identifying Current Best Practice in the Export of Young Cattle to Israel
Project Code:  LIVE.0204

Year Published: 2001

This study examined the outcomes of 26 voyages of calves to Israel during 1999 and 2000 and summarises key observations and makes recommendations to improve the management of calves during the export process. The report outlines best practice recommendations for preparation and shipboard management of calves.

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Influence of Pre-delivery Management on Livestock Performance: Desk Top Study
Project Code:  LIVE.0104A

Year Published: 2001

This project examined the effect of livestock management during the pre-embarkation on animal performance throughout the remainder of the export process with a specific focus on management at the farm of origin to discharge at registered premises for both sheep and cattle.

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Quality Assurance for Live Goats Exports to Saudi Arabia
Project Code:  LIVE.0105

Year Published: 2001

This study reviewed the market opportunity for the export of live goats to Saudi Arabia and involved the observed of four trial shipments to Saudi Arabia in early 2001.

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Use of Electrolytes to Alleviate Stress: Desk Top Study
Project Code:  LIVE.0104B

Year Published: 2001

The study reviewed the scientific literature and live export industry practices in relation to electrolyte supplementation of sheep and cattle during sea transportation as a result of the previous studies 'Investigation of ventilation efficacy on livestock vessels".

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Saudi Arabian Live Sheep Trade Trial

Project Code: LIVE.103
Year Published: 2000

This report provided an overview of issues that emerged during the third and fourth live sheep export trial shipments to Saudi Arabia. Issues included feed, stocking density and sourcing sheep.

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Best Practice Standards for the Preparation & Husbandry of Cattle for Transport from Australia
Project Code:  LIVE.102

Year Published: 2000

This report outlines the best practices recommendations for the preparation and husbandry of cattle transported by sea on long haul voyages from Australia.

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Controlling Scabby Mouth in the Live Sheep Trade
Project Code:  LIVE.101

Year Published: 2000

Scabby mouth is a common disease found in all sheep-raising countries, the disease rarely causes problems of economic significance in Australia, and is usually not observed by producers. This study was undertaken to establish the effectiveness of a vaccination in controlling scabby mouth in live sheep trade.

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Investigation of Cattle Deaths During Sea Transport from Australia
Project Code:  SBMR.001

Year Published: 1999

The live cattle trade from Australia to the Middle East has expanded rapidly since 1995. Although death rates have been low overall, there has been no scientific investigation into the causes of ill health or mortality or of the predisposing factors. This report describes an investigation into the health and welfare aspects of cattle during sea transport from Australia.
 

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