R&D Report

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National Livestock Export Industry Shipboard Performance Report 2009
Project Code:  W.LIV.0270

Year Published: 2010

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2009 to allow industry, government and others to monitor mortality trends in the live sheep and cattle trades.

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Best Practice Design of Crates For Livestock Export by Air
Project Code:  W.LIV.0261

Year Published: 2010

This project was developed to provide two mechanisms to benefit the air export segment of the livestock export industry. The report details the developed best practice document for stock crate design together with recommendations for a system of self regulation of stock crate design and manufacture to ensure the quality of stock crates.

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Quantitative assessment of cattle behaviours on board livestock ships
Project Code:  W.LIV.0251

Year Published: 2009

This report details the results of a study investigating the behaviour of cattle during a commercial live
shipment from Australia to the Middle East. Behavioural observations were made of Bos taurus x
Bos indicus cattle. Point sampling was used to assess behaviour at 10 minute intervals throughout the first 10 days of the voyage and the behaviours recorded included number of animals lying down, standing, feeding,
drinking, physical interaction between the animals and self grooming (licking and rubbing).

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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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Electrolyte Supplementation of Export Cattle and Further Investigations in the Heat Stress Threshold of Sheep and Dairy Cattle
Project Code:  LIVE.0224 V1

Year Published: 2009

This study was conducted in an attempt to repeat the findings of the previous project entitled ‘Physiology of Heat Stress in Cattle and Sheep’ that reported a weight advantage of cattle supplemented with water based electrolytes.

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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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Detailed Temperature and Humidity Climatology for Middle East Ports
Project Code:  W.LIV.0267

Year Published: 2009

The purpose of this review was to ensure the best possible historical wet bulb temperature data are used to assess the port specific heat stress risk of livestock as incorporated into the latest version of 'HotStuff’ (v3.0). The report recommends that the inclusion of historical land-based records of wet bulb temperatures could improve the HotStuff model.

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Improved Management Packages for Tropical and Temperate Dairy Production Technology
Project Code:  W.LIV.0359

Year Published: 2009

This project developed a series of farmer and adviser manuals for tropical and temperate small holder dairy farmers, in order to improve their management practices so as to increase the performance of Australian imported dairy heifers

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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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The Australian Livestock Export Industry

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