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Enhancing the Competitiveness of the Australian Livestock Export Industry
Project Code:  W.LIV.0189

Year Published: 2017

The project was initiated to provide a detailed analysis of Australia’s livestock export industry and involved a broad-ranging review of the competitiveness of Australia’s livestock export sector.  The project identified strategies that will assist and improve that competitiveness in response to growing competition in many international livestock markets. 

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Bedding Management and Air Quality on Livestock Vessels - A Literature Review
Project Code:  W.LIV.0290

Year Published: 2016

This review looks at the research studies conducted over the past 15 years into air quality and bedding management for improving environmental conditions on livestock vessels. 

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National Livestock Export Industry Sheep, Cattle and Goat Transport Performance Report 2015
Project Code:  W.LIV.0291

Year Published: 2016

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the performance of the livestock export industry in terms of mortality levels of sheep, cattle and goats exported by sea and air from Australia during 2014.  The report provides a breakdown of mortality trends by ship, species, time of year, load ports and major destinations.

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Identifying the Causes of Mortality in Cattle Exported to the Middle East
Project Code:  W.LIV.0252
Identifying the causes of mortality in cattle exported to the Middle East - APPENDICES

Year Published: 2016

This project originated from concerns over mortalities in cattle exported from Australia to the Middle East that had been attributed to respiratory disease. This project was based on a collaborative and innovative approach involving a total of 194,216 cattle over twenty voyages.

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National Livestock Export Industry Sheep, Cattle and Goat Transport Performance Report 2014
Project Code:  W.LIV.0288

Year Published: 2015

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the performance of the livestock export industry in terms of mortality levels of sheep, cattle and goats exported by sea and air from Australia during 2014.  The report provides a breakdown of mortality trends by ship, species, time of year, load ports and major destinations.

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National Livestock Export Industry Sheep, Cattle and Goat Transport Performance Report 2013
Project Code:  W.LIV.0288

Year Published: 2014

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the performance of the Australian livestock export industry in terms of mortality levels during the 2013 calendar year. The report focuses on cattle, sheep and goats exported by sea and air, as well as providing a breakdown of mortality trends by ship, species, time of year, load ports and major destinations. The overall mortality level for each species continued to decline from the levels recorded in 2012. 

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Veterinary Handbook for Cattle, Sheep and Goats App

Year Published: 2014

The Veterinary Handbook app is a mobile phone/tablet resource that includes information on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and associated syndromes of diseases in cattle, sheep and goats.

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Improving Standing Stun Restraint in Indonesia
Project Code:  W.LIV.0397
W.LIV.0397 Addendum

Year Published: 2013

The task of retro fitting the Mark I restraining box came about as a result of real concerns expressed by the Australian cattle industry in relation to the supply chain issues and humane slaughter of Australian cattle in Indonesia. The specific issue of concern related to the improper use of the Mark I restraining box.

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Indonesian Cattle Breeding Demonstration – Way Laga
Project Code:  W.LIV.0393

Year Published: 2013

This project studied the performance of 50 pregnant Brahman heifers managed within an integrated cattle and palm oil plantation production model in Indonesia.  The project report outlines the project design and the outcomes of the trial, as well as making recommendations for increasing the commercial viability of this integrated breeding model. 

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Refining Stocking Densities
Project Code:  W.LIV.0253

Year Published: 2013

This research project was undertaken to address the knowledge gap that exists regarding the effects of stocking density on the welfare outcomes of cattle and sheep during sea transport.

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The Australian Livestock Export Industry

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