R&D Report

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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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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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National Livestock Export Industry Shipboard Performance Report 2006
Project Code:  B.LIV.0241

Year Published: 2007

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2007 to allow industry, government and others to monitor mortality trends in the live sheep and cattle trades.

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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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Upgrade of Biological Assumptions and Parameters used in the HotStuff Risk Management Model Version 2.3.
Project Code:  LIVE.0228

Year Published: 2007

The overall objective of this project was to update and validate the animal parameters in the ‘HotStuff’ model released in 2001. The report found additional data sets were consistent with the original heat stress data applied in the HS software and recommended a slight change to the heat stress threshold, mortality limit and coat factor for Bos taurus dairy (Friesian) cattle.

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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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The Australian Livestock Export Industry

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