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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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LATSA 2.1 monitoring and validating model
Project Code:  W.LIV.0283

Year Published: 2014

The Livestock Air Transport Safety Assessment (LATSA) software program estimates the generation of key physiological data such as heat, moisture, and carbon dioxide from livestock during transportation by aircraft. The LATSA software provides a tool for exporters to assist with planning for the safe transport of livestock by air to export standards.

The information used to predict heat, moisture and carbon dioxide production inside an aircraft hold is however based on theoretical data. Little real time data exists for the environments that are being modelled. The purpose of this project was to validate the predictions of the LATSA 2.0 software through the acquisition of real time data.

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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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National Livestock Export Industry Shipboard Performance Report 2012
Project Code:  W.LIV.0285

Year Published: 2013

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2012 to allow industry, government and others to monitor mortality trends in the live sheep and cattle trades.

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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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"Is It Fit To Load?" Guide
Project Code:  Is it fit to load?

Year Published: 2012

This illustrative guide is designed to assist producers, agents, buyers, transporters meet their legal obligations under the Australian Animal Welfare Standards for the Land Transport of Livestock.

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Design Concepts for Abattoirs in Indonesia
Project Code:  W.LIV.0396

Year Published: 2012

This report provides a concept design for a beef abattoir facility suitable for urban and regional areas of Indonesia. The design provides for the humane slaughter of cattle and the hygienic production of meat.

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National Livestock Export Industry Shipboard Performance Report 2011
Project Code:  W.LIV.0281

Year Published: 2012

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2011 to allow industry, government and others to monitor mortality trends in the live sheep and cattle trades.

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The Australian Livestock Export Industry

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