R&D Report

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Undertaking a Life Cycle Assessment for the Livestock Export Industry
Project Code:  W.LIV.0352

Year Published: 2011

The purpose of the study was to undertake a life cycle assessment for Australian live sheep and cattle export supply chains, to provide benchmarks for global warming, water and energy use, and eutrophication.

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HotStuff V4 - Improvements to the Live Export Heat Stress Risk Assessment Method
Project Code:  W.LIV.0277

Year Published: 2011

This project revised, updated and expanded the software for the assessment of heat stress risk on livestock voyages to the Middle East, known as ‘HotStuff’. At the conclusion of this project, Version 4 of the software was released for use by industry. 

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Detection, Identification and Treatment of Ovine Pink Eye in Sheep from a Western Australian Pre-Export Feedlot
Project Code:  W.LIV.0361

Year Published: 2010

This report investigates the detection, identification and treatment of Infectious Ovine Keratoconjunctivitis (IOK), Pink Eye. Pink Eye has an important impact on rejection rates of sheep for live export. The disease is estimated to be the cause of 0.5% of rejections at a sheep pre-export feedlot in Western Australia and is a serious economic and welfare concern.

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Review of Effluent Spillage and Animal Welfare during Livestock Transport: A Discussion Paper
Project Code:  B.LIV.0126

Year Published: 2010

Transport of livestock via public road networks and by rail is an indispensable and crucial component of the live-export and red-meat supply chains so that animals can be moved between farms, feedlots, saleyards, live-export ports and abattoirs. Public concerns have been raised over several issues related to livestock transport, particularly effluent spillage and limb protrusion. These issues are particularly apparent where livestock travel through urban centres. To understand these issues, a consultation and survey process was conducted with all key stakeholders.

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Evaluation of the LiveCorp, MLA and the Australian Government and Industry Partnership
Project Code:  W.LIV.0153

Year Published: 2010

This report was prepared by the Centre for International Economics and presents an independent evaluation of the Livestock Export Program, LiveCorp and LATP return on investment over the period from 2002-03 to 2008-09.

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National Livestock Export Industry Shipboard Performance Report 2009
Project Code:  W.LIV.0270

Year Published: 2010

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2009 to allow industry, government and others to monitor mortality trends in the live sheep and cattle trades.

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Upgrade of an Existing Mark II Cattle Restraining Box for Ritual Slaughter
Project Code:  B.LIV.0346

Year Published: 2010

The objective of the project was to review and upgrade the design of the prototype Mark II cattle restraining box for cattle from a varied weight range. The report identified and addressed two issues of the design and outlines recommended improvements.

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Investigating Mortality in Sheep and Lambs Exported through Adelaide and Portland
Project Code:  LIVE.0123

Year Published: 2010

The objective of this project was to determine the rate, causes and predisposing factors of mortality for live export sheep as well as the relative mortality risk for different lines of sheep.

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Best Practice Design of Crates For Livestock Export by Air
Project Code:  W.LIV.0261

Year Published: 2010

This project was developed to provide two mechanisms to benefit the air export segment of the livestock export industry. The report details the developed best practice document for stock crate design together with recommendations for a system of self regulation of stock crate design and manufacture to ensure the quality of stock crates.

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Analysis of Potential Feed Samples for the Indonesian Feedlot Industry and for Inclusion in Nutrition Models for Indonesian Cattle Feeding Systems
Project Code:  W.LIV.0373

Year Published: 2010

The purpose of this project was the analysis of feed samples collected by the Indonesian feedlot industry. The aim of the project was to examine the nutritive content and suitability for feedlot rations and assemble the information to build nutritional models applicable to Indonesian cattle production systems.

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The Australian Livestock Export Industry

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