R&D Report

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Stocking Density Review

Project Code: LIVE.233A
Year Published: 2006

An internal review document to review stocking density which lead to W.LIVE.253 Refining Stocking Densities.

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Investigating Feed and Water Curfews for the Transport of Livestock Within Australia

Project Code: LIVE.122A
Year Published: 2006

This project was undertaken to:
(i) review the world literature on curfews (feed and water) as they apply to the land and sea transport of ruminant livestock within Australia
(ii) recommend suitable curfew times based on the scientific literature
(iii) recommend further research to optimise curfew recommendations.

The overall aim was to make recommendations on curfew regulations and practices that are based on science and the best available information.

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Identifying Live Animal Condition Scores for the Australian Livestock Export Industry
Project Code:  LIVE.0120

Year Published: 2006

A review was conducted to identify the systems used around the world to assess the condition score of livestock and determine the most appropriate systems for the Australian livestock export industry that recognises animals that are too lean or too fat to travel.

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Investigating Options to Modify the Aggressive Behaviour of Entire Cattle, Sheep and Goats and the Potential Impacts on Market Acceptance and Animal Productivity
Project Code:  LIVE.0121

Year Published: 2006

The objectives of the project were to identify and quantify the livestock export market preference for entire males and the basis of this preference (e.g. lean meat or cultural requirements) and to identify options for Australia to supply entire males whilst improving animal welfare and considering market sensitivities, production and commercial implications.

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World Livestock Export Standards
Project Code:  LIVE.0316

Year Published: 2006

This study compared and contrasted the livestock export standards applied in all countries that participate significantly in the livestock export trade. The study was undertaken for benchmarking of livestock export standards.

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Measuring Key Performance Indicators of the Livestock Export Program
Project Code:  W.LIV.0135

Year Published: 2005

This report supplements the Review of LiveCorp's Key Performance Indicators (W.LIV.0134). The purpose of the review of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) was to come up with a relatively small number of specific and focused KPIs critical to the strategic and operational performance of the joint LiveCorp/Meat & Livestock Australia's Livestock Export Program (LEP) during the life of its Strategic Plan and Annual Operating Plans (AOPs).

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Developing an Improved Pre-Slaughter Restraining Box for Cattle
Project Code:  LIVE.0309

Year Published: 2005

The project was undertaken to improve animal welfare standards and processing efficiency in overseas abattoirs slaughtering Australian cattle. The report outlines improvements to the design of the existing restraint box and the potential improvements to animal welfare and operating efficiencies.

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Management of Pre-Delivery Stress in Live Export Steers
Project Code:  LIVE.0301

Year Published: 2005

This project aimed to understand the effects of stress in transported cattle and attempted to minimise those effects by the use of novel oral supplements, fed prior to transportation.

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National Livestock Export Industry Shipboard Performance Report 2004
Project Code:  LIVE.0225

Year Published: 2005

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2004 to allow industry, government and others to monitor mortality trends in the live sheep and cattle trades.

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National Mortality Recording System for the Live Sheep, Goat and Cattle Export Industries
Project Code:  LIVE.0235

Year Published: 2005

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2005 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

LiveCorp works closely with industry stakeholders to continuously improve performance in animal health and welfare, supply chain efficiency and market access through the provision of technical services and research, development and extension (RD&E).
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