R&D Report

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Identifying Live Animal Condition Scores for the Australian Livestock Export Industry
Project Code:  LIVE.0120

Year Published: 2006

A review was conducted to identify the systems used around the world to assess the condition score of livestock and determine the most appropriate systems for the Australian livestock export industry that recognises animals that are too lean or too fat to travel.

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Investigating Options to Modify the Aggressive Behaviour of Entire Cattle, Sheep and Goats and the Potential Impacts on Market Acceptance and Animal Productivity
Project Code:  LIVE.0121

Year Published: 2006

The objectives of the project were to identify and quantify the livestock export market preference for entire males and the basis of this preference (e.g. lean meat or cultural requirements) and to identify options for Australia to supply entire males whilst improving animal welfare and considering market sensitivities, production and commercial implications.

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World Livestock Export Standards
Project Code:  LIVE.0316

Year Published: 2006

This study compared and contrasted the livestock export standards applied in all countries that participate significantly in the livestock export trade. The study was undertaken for benchmarking of livestock export standards.

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Measuring Key Performance Indicators of the Livestock Export Program
Project Code:  W.LIV.0135

Year Published: 2005

This report supplements the Review of LiveCorp's Key Performance Indicators (W.LIV.0134). The purpose of the review of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) was to come up with a relatively small number of specific and focused KPIs critical to the strategic and operational performance of the joint LiveCorp/Meat & Livestock Australia's Livestock Export Program (LEP) during the life of its Strategic Plan and Annual Operating Plans (AOPs).

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National Livestock Export Industry Shipboard Performance Report 2004
Project Code:  LIVE.0225

Year Published: 2005

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2004 to allow industry, government and others to monitor mortality trends in the live sheep and cattle trades.

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National Mortality Recording System for the Live Sheep, Goat and Cattle Export Industries
Project Code:  LIVE.0235

Year Published: 2005

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2005 to allow industry, government and others to monitor mortality trends in the live sheep and cattle trades.

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Potential Benefits of Jetting to the 'HotStuff' Model
Project Code:  LIVE.0234

Year Published: 2005

The study evaluated the potential benefits of including the effects of ‘jetting’ into the ‘Hot stuff’ (HS) model in place of the pen air turnover (PAT) parameter.

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Best Practice in the Use of Veterinary Chemicals and Drugs in Exporting Livestock
Project Code:  LIVE.0114

Year Published: 2004

This manual was designed for exporters, managers of live export assembly depots, Masters and Chief Officers of livestock ships, and stockmen working with cattle, sheep or goats exported live from Australia.

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Characteristics and Volume of Effluent Produced by Livestock Vessels
Project Code:  LIVE.0221

Year Published: 2004

The report details the findings of a desktop study that investigated the nature, composition and volume of effluent produced by livestock ships. The report also compared effluent originating from livestock vessels with effluent from passenger ships.

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Determining Critical Atmospheric Ammonia Levels for Cattle, Sheep and Goats - A Literature Review
Project Code:  LIVE.0218

Year Published: 2004

The report details a literature review of the effects of atmospheric ammonia production on animal health and performance in livestock ships and feedlots and recommends the critical level of atmospheric ammonia for livestock being transported by sea be set at 25 ppm.

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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).
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