R&D Report

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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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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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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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Respiratory Disease of Export Cattle
Project Code:  B.LIV.0248

Year Published: 2009

This report outlines the findings of the literature review and industry consultation process related to feedlot Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD). The report also outlines recommendations for future R&D to examine morbidity and mortality in cattle undergoing live export from Fremantle to the Middle East.

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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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"Is it Fit to Load in the Middle East?" Guide
Project Code:  Is it fit to load in the Middle East

Year Published: 2008

This illustrative guide is designed to assist in the identification of the types of stock that should not be transported or that require special consideration and treatment throughout the export process. The guide is designed to ensure the health and welfare of livestock during transportation.

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Assessing the Value of the Livestock Export Trade to Regional Australia
Project Code:  LIVE.0326

Year Published: 2008

This report describes and quantifies the contribution of the livestock export industry to producers and economies in regions that are highly reliant on the livestock export trade. These designated regions are the Northern Territory (cattle), Western Australia (southern sheep and cattle), Western Australia (northern cattle), Queensland (cattle) and Victoria (dairy cattle).

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HotStuff Version 3.0
Project Code:  B.LIV.0249

Year Published: 2008

This project was commissioned to revise the heat stress risk assessmet software, HotStuff, and provide a methodology to properly incorporate the risk of heat stress for open-decked vessels during discharge at ports in the Middle East. 

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