R&D Report

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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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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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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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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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Investigating Mortality in Sheep and Lambs Exported through Adelaide and Portland
Project Code:  LIVE.0123

Year Published: 2010

The objective of this project was to determine the rate, causes and predisposing factors of mortality for live export sheep as well as the relative mortality risk for different lines of sheep.

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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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Review of Stunning and Halal Slaughter
Project Code:  W.LIV.0383

Year Published: 2010

This paper addresses a number of issues surrounding the ritual slaughter of animals for the production of Halal food.

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Sheep Trolley Draft Design
Project Code:  B.LIV.0358

Year Published: 2009

The objective of this project was the design of a trolley suitable to restrain and transport a single 50-70kg sheep in a comfortable position for the use in Middle Eastern markets.

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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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The Australian Livestock Export Industry

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