R&D Report

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Bedding management and air quality on livestock vessels - A literature review
Project Code:  W.LIV.0290

Year of 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. 

The review is divided into three sections focusing on air quality and environmental monitoring (temperature, pad moisture and emissions), bedding management (management strategies and ventilation), and the issue of reporting (advances in environmental monitoring technology). 

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National livestock export industry sheep, cattle and goat transport performance report 2015
Project Code:  W.LIV.0291

Year of 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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National livestock export industry sheep, cattle and goat transport performance report 2013
Project Code:  W.LIV.0288

Year of 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 of 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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The best practice management of pregnant dairy cattle on long haul voyages
Project Code:  LIVE.0208

Year of Published: 2013

This study assessed the management practices of pregnant dairy cattle on vessels exported from Australia.

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National livestock export industry shipboard performance report 2012
Project Code:  W.LIV.0285

Year of 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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Management of premature lactation in dairy cattle
Project Code:  W.LIV.0280

Year of Published: 2012

This study was undertaken to investigate the risk factors that lead to the occurrence of premature lactation in dairy heifers.

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National livestock export industry shipboard performance report 2011
Project Code:  W.LIV.0281

Year of 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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Is it fit to load? guide
Project Code:  Is it fit to load

Year of 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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A guide to dairy herd management
Project Code:  A guide to dairy herd management

Year of Published: 2011

This manual has been developed for distribution to dairy farmers and organisations in the countries that source Australian dairy heifers. It highlights the important dairy herd management practices required to ensure animal welfare and reduce undue stress on unadapted, high genetic merit dairy heifers once they arrive at their new destination

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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).
Australian livestock can only be exported by a licensed Australian exporter and cannot be exported to all countries. If you would like to export livestock from Australia you can contact an exporter by submitting a trade enquiry below.

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