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Enhancing the Competitiveness of the Australian Livestock Export Industry
Project Code:  W.LIV.0189

Year Published: 2017

The project was initiated to provide a detailed analysis of Australia’s livestock export industry and involved a broad-ranging review of the competitiveness of Australia’s livestock export sector.  The project identified strategies that will assist and improve that competitiveness in response to growing competition in many international livestock markets. 

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Bedding Management and Air Quality on Livestock Vessels - A Literature Review
Project Code:  W.LIV.0290

Year 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. 

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National Livestock Export Industry Sheep, Cattle and Goat Transport Performance Report 2015
Project Code:  W.LIV.0291

Year 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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Zearalenone and Premature Lactation in Exported Dairy Cattle
Project Code:  W.LIV.0286

Year Published: 2015

Premature lactation is a significant problem in dairy heifers exported from Australia by long-haul sea voyage due to devaluation or rejection of consigned animals as unfit for purpose by importers in destination countries.

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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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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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The Best Practice Management of Pregnant Dairy Cattle on Long Haul Voyages
Project Code:  LIVE.0208

Year 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 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 Exported Dairy Cattle
Project Code:  W.LIV.0280

Year 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 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

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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