R&D Report

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Investigating the Relationship Between Salmonella-Inanition and Property of Origin
Project Code:  W.LIV.0132

Year Published: 2009

This report provides a review of current knowledge concerning Salmonellosis and inanition as causes of mortality in live export sheep and the potential associations between mortality and farm-level risk factors. The report then identifies several activities aimed at developing capacity to monitor, investigate and improve health and welfare outcomes in export sheep.

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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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Quantitative Assessment of Cattle Behaviours Onboard Livestock Ships
Project Code:  W.LIV.0251

Year Published: 2009

The objective of this study was to utilise video footage of cattle taken as part of the previous project entitled ‘Assessing the Welfare and Feeding Behaviour of Horned and Polled Sheep and Cattle During Export’ to make an informed estimation as to the proportion of the day animals spend performing certain basic behaviours. The report details common behaviours exhibited during a voyage of cattle.

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Management of Bedding During the Livestock Export Process
Project Code:  W.LIV.0254

Year Published: 2009

In this study, the management of bedding on livestock export ships was reviewed and current practices were evaluated against existing literature from the intensive dairy, beef and equine industries and recommendations and guidelines for the management of bedding for cattle and sheep during the export of livestock by sea were developed. The report also identifies areas where further research, development and extension opportunities exist.

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National Livestock Export Industry Shipboard Performance Report 2008
Project Code:  W.LIV.0260

Year Published: 2009

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2008 to allow industry, government and others to monitor mortality trends in the live sheep and cattle trades.

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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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Investigating Alternative Feedstuffs for Indonesian Feedlots
Project Code:  W.LIV.0351

Year Published: 2009

This study was instigated by Livestock Export R&D Program, in collaboration with the Indonesian Feedlotters Association (APFINDO) and investigated alternative feedstuffs and feed treatment methods capable of reducing the feed cost of gain in Indonesian feedlots. A detailed listing of current and potential new commodity options and key conclusions and recommendations are presented.

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Improved Management Packages for Tropical and Temperate Dairy Production Technology
Project Code:  W.LIV.0359

Year Published: 2009

This project developed a series of farmer and adviser manuals for tropical and temperate small holder dairy farmers, in order to improve their management practices so as to increase the performance of Australian imported dairy heifers

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Review of the Livestock Export Market Outlook Reports
Project Code:  W.LIV.0360

Year Published: 2009

An assessment of the success and value of Market Outlook reports prepared by ProFarmer and funded by the Livestock Export Program (LEP) was undertaken. The report assesses the outcome of the previous report entitled 'Developing a livestock export market outlook service'. The report details the findings of a survey and key recommendations to further improve the report format and content.

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Review of the Mark I, II and III Cattle Restraining Boxes
Project Code:  W.LIV.0371

Year Published: 2009

The aim of this study was to review the design of each of the three cattle restraining boxes (Mark 1, 2 and 3) and complete a comprehensive desk top assessment of the animal welfare and occupational health and safety impacts of each of the designs.

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