R&D Report

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Review of Sheep Pre-Embarkation Inspection Procedures
Project Code:  W.LIV.0171

Year Published: 2012

The objective of the study was to conduct a review of sheep inspection procedures during the pre-export preparation phases that occur between the vendor property and port for live sheep exports from South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia.

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Standard Operating Procedures for the Welfare of Sheep in Overseas Markets
Project Code:  SOP for Welfare of Sheep in Overseas Markets

Year Published: 2012

This manual describes the use of standard operating procedures (SOPs) to meet animal welfare standards for sheep from vessel discharge through to the point of slaughter in overseas markets. The manual details the SOP for: animal handling, land transport, feedlot operations, lairage and slaughter.

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Management of Unfit to Load Livestock Manual
Project Code:  Management of unfit to load livestock
W.LIV.0162

Year Published: 2011

This manual was designed to assist in standardising the approach to the treatment and management of animals that are identified as sick, injured, weak or physiologically unsuitable for transport and to ensure animal welfare is optimised.

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National Livestock Export Industry Shipboard Performance Report 2010
Project Code:  W.LIV.0279

Year Published: 2011

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2010 to allow industry, government and others to monitor mortality trends in the live sheep and cattle trades.

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Review of Fodder Quality and Quantity in the Live Export Trade
Project Code:  W.LIV.0256

Year Published: 2011

The key objectives of the study were to assess the suitability of fodder specifications in ASEL and evaluate their ability to ensure that industry best practice continues to be delivered in terms of feeding efficiency, economic performance and animal welfare.

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Undertaking a Life Cycle Assessment for the Livestock Export Industry
Project Code:  W.LIV.0352

Year Published: 2011

The purpose of the study was to undertake a life cycle assessment for Australian live sheep and cattle export supply chains, to provide benchmarks for global warming, water and energy use, and eutrophication.

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Upgrade of LATSA Software
Project Code:  W.LIV.0269

Year Published: 2011

The project was developed from a need to satisfy regulatory authorities that the industry has the knowledge and experience to manage the air transport of livestock in a safe and effective manner.

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Detection, Identification and Treatment of Ovine Pink Eye in Sheep from a Western Australian Pre-Export Feedlot
Project Code:  W.LIV.0361

Year Published: 2010

This report investigates the detection, identification and treatment of Infectious Ovine Keratoconjunctivitis (IOK), Pink Eye. Pink Eye has an important impact on rejection rates of sheep for live export. The disease is estimated to be the cause of 0.5% of rejections at a sheep pre-export feedlot in Western Australia and is a serious economic and welfare concern.

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Review of Effluent Spillage and Animal Welfare during Livestock Transport: A Discussion Paper
Project Code:  B.LIV.0126

Year Published: 2010

Transport of livestock via public road networks and by rail is an indispensable and crucial component of the live-export and red-meat supply chains so that animals can be moved between farms, feedlots, saleyards, live-export ports and abattoirs. Public concerns have been raised over several issues related to livestock transport, particularly effluent spillage and limb protrusion. These issues are particularly apparent where livestock travel through urban centres. To understand these issues, a consultation and survey process was conducted with all key stakeholders.

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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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