R&D Report

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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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Review of Mark III and development of a Mark IV Cattle Restraining Box
Project Code:  W.LIV.0374

Year Published: 2010

This project was undertaken to review the design of the Mark 3 cattle restraining box that resulted in the subsequent development of a new (Mark4) restraining box.

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Review of Stunning and Halal Slaughter
Project Code:  W.LIV.0383

Year Published: 2010

This paper addresses a number of issues surrounding the ritual slaughter of animals for the production of Halal food.

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South East Asia Cattle Feedlot Management Guides
Project Code:  Manual for South East Asian Cattle Feedlots - Bahasa
Manual for South East Asian Cattle Feedlots - English

Year Published: 2010

These manuals were designed to provide comprehensive information on husbandry and management practices for Australian cattle managed within south-east Asian feedlots as well as an overview of the live export process.

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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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Review of LiveCorp's Key Performance Indicators
Project Code:  W.LIV.0134

Year Published: 2009

LiveCorp is the marketing and research body for the livestock export industry. It works jointly with MLA through the Live Export Program (LEP) to develop and sustain a competitive livestock export industry. It also works independently of the LEP to provide services and programs to exporter members and other industry stakeholders to enhance the sustainability and competitive positioning of Australia's livestock export industry. Its primary role is, therefore, a provider of collective services to the industry.

During 2008-09 LiveCorp and MLA evaluated the impact of the livestock export programs. This evaluation involved a review of LiveCorp's Key Performance indicators (KPIs) and the subsequent development of a KPI monitoring and evaluation framework for which a baseline was taken (and historical baselines determined as needed).

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Design of a Mark 3 Cattle Restraining Box Meeting Middle East Standards
Project Code:  B.LIV.0347

Year Published: 2009

The main objective of this project was the continuous improvement of the design of cattle equipment suitable for the slaughter of Australian cattle in overseas markets.

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Detailed Temperature and Humidity Climatology for Middle East Ports
Project Code:  W.LIV.0267

Year Published: 2009

The purpose of this review was to ensure the best possible historical wet bulb temperature data are used to assess the port specific heat stress risk of livestock as incorporated into the latest version of 'HotStuff’ (v3.0). The report recommends that the inclusion of historical land-based records of wet bulb temperatures could improve the HotStuff model.

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Determining the Feasibility of Developing an Ovine Salmonella Vaccine
Project Code:  W.LIV.0133

Year Published: 2009

This project assessed the economic feasibility of developing a Salmonella vaccine for use in Australian sheep. The report details a literature review and a benefit-cost analysis that found the vaccination would be economically viable, based on a positive net present value (NPV) of returns over 10 years.

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Electrolyte Supplementation of Export Cattle and Further Investigations in the Heat Stress Threshold of Sheep and Dairy Cattle
Project Code:  LIVE.0224 V1

Year Published: 2009

This study was conducted in an attempt to repeat the findings of the previous project entitled ‘Physiology of Heat Stress in Cattle and Sheep’ that reported a weight advantage of cattle supplemented with water based electrolytes.

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The Australian Livestock Export Industry

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