R&D Report

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Revision of 'Veterinary Drugs Manual for Livestock Export'
Project Code:  B.LIV.0245

Year Published: 2008

Each drug listed in the previous version of the Best Practice Use of Veterinary Drugs Manual was individually checked for registration status, availability, recommended use, meat withholding period and export slaughter interval (ESI) if this data was available. Drugs were then removed or updated accordingly. New drugs were added after searching by category to check for new and recent product registrations.

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Stocking Density in Cattle Shipments and Animal Health and Performance - An Assessment of Existing Data
Project Code:  B.LIV.0244

Year Published: 2008

This report assessed the potential use of data collected by live cattle exporting companies in observational studies and controlled trials to assess effects of varying stocking densities on indicators of welfare. The aim of the study was to assess whether such data can be used for research purposes and the report identified limitations of using such data for research purposes.

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Training Gap Analysis
Project Code:  B.LIV.0356

Year Published: 2008

Standard for the Export of Livestock (version 2.1) together with the Export Control (Animal) Orders (2004) and the Export of Livestock to Saudi Arabia Order (2005) were used to identify competency requirements and then examine how those requirements may be met.

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Review of the Live Export R&D Program

Project Code: B.LIV.0336
Year Published: 2007

This project reviewed the Live Export Research and Development Program to identify ways to improve its effectiveness and efficiency.  The project comprised over 50 stakeholder interviews as well as a document review and an examination of similar R&D programs.  The project has shown that the live export R&D program generally operates effectively and is held in high regard by stakeholders.  A series of recommendations has been made to improve aspects of the program's structure, strategic planning, project management and communications. 

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"Is It Fit To Export?" Guide
Project Code:  LIVE.124 Is it fit to export

Year Published: 2007

The ‘Is it fit to export?’ guide was designed to complement the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) as a field guide to assist in the maintenance of high standards of animal health and welfare by illustrating some types of animal that should not be supplied for export.

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Assessing a Method of Incorporating Jetting in the HotStuff Model and its Commercial Implications
Project Code:  B.LIV.0240

Year Published: 2007

This study was undertaken to further understand the effects of ‘jetting’ of a particular pen or deck might affect the heat stress risk for livestock in accordance with the recommendations of the report entitled ‘Potential Benefits of Jetting to the HotStuff model’. 

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Assessing the Welfare and Feeding Behaviour of Horned and Polled Sheep and Cattle During Live Export
Project Code:  B.LIV.0242

Year Published: 2007

This report provides an overview of the behaviour, welfare and management of sheep and cattle with and without horns and the mixing or segregation of horned and polled livestock during sea voyages.

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Developing a Livestock Export Market Outlook Service
Project Code:  LIVE.0317

Year Published: 2007

The study was commissioned by the Livestock Export Program (LEP) to provide access to accurate, independent and timely market intelligence to assist producers servicing the live export market to both; maximise profitability in the short to medium term, and to plan for the future.

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Developing Alternative Methods of Measuring Animal Welfare on Ships
Project Code:  LIVE.0222 - Stage 1
LIVE.0222 - Stage 2

Year Published: 2007

Mortality is the principal welfare indicator used within the Australian livestock export industry, but as
this only measures extreme events, there is a need for additional indicators. This report describes the results of a study to identify potential welfare indicators for sheep and cattle transported by ship and amassed at pre-export assembly depots that can be used to measure less extreme welfare events.

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Updating the Value of the Livestock Export Industry to Australia
Project Code:  LIVE.314

Year Published: 2007

This study provides a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the value of the livestock export industry to the Australian economy and the regional communities where the industry is conducted. It also includes an assessment of the impact a closure of live trade would have on the livestock industry across Australia.

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The Australian Livestock Export Industry

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