R&D Report

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Water Consumption on Cattle Ships
Project Code:  LIVE.0205

Year Published: 2002

This survey was undertaken to obtain objective data about water use of cattle exported from Australia a result of a preliminary analysis that identified the water consumption of cattle was affected by the type and class of cattle as well as ship design.

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Market Impact of HGP Use in the Australian Cattle Industry

Project Code: LIVE.109
Year Published: 2001

This study identifies and prioritises the options the Australian live cattle export industry has in responding to the requirements of importing countries in relation to HGP treatment of cattle shipped from Australia. From this is developed a set of short, medium and long term strategies for the industry to address current and possible future market concerns relating to HGP usage.
 

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Investigation of Cattle Deaths and Illness During Sea Transport from Australia - Voyage 4
Project Code:  SBMR.004A

Year Published: 2001

This study was the fourth in a series of voyages investigating the causes of cattle deaths, with the overall aim of improving the welfare of cattle during sea transport.
 

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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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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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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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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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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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Investigation of Cattle Deaths and Illness during Sea Transport from Australia - Phase 3
Project Code:  SBMR.004A

Year Published: 1999

This study was undertaken as a result of the recommendations from the reports “Research into Cattle Deaths and Illness during Sea Transport from Australia” and “Shipboard Mortality Study - Phase 2” published in 1999 that identified the need for further investigation to determine the cause(s) of cattle deaths and illness during sea transportation.

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