R&D Report

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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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Investigating the Relationship Between Salmonella-Inanition and Property of Origin
Project Code:  W.LIV.0132

Year Published: 2009

This report provides a review of current knowledge concerning Salmonellosis and inanition as causes of mortality in live export sheep and the potential associations between mortality and farm-level risk factors. The report then identifies several activities aimed at developing capacity to monitor, investigate and improve health and welfare outcomes in export sheep.

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Determining the Feasibility of Developing an Ovine Salmonella Vaccine
Project Code:  W.LIV.0133

Year Published: 2009

This project assessed the economic feasibility of developing a Salmonella vaccine for use in Australian sheep. The report details a literature review and a benefit-cost analysis that found the vaccination would be economically viable, based on a positive net present value (NPV) of returns over 10 years.

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Management of Bedding During the Livestock Export Process
Project Code:  W.LIV.0254

Year Published: 2009

In this study, the management of bedding on livestock export ships was reviewed and current practices were evaluated against existing literature from the intensive dairy, beef and equine industries and recommendations and guidelines for the management of bedding for cattle and sheep during the export of livestock by sea were developed. The report also identifies areas where further research, development and extension opportunities exist.

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National Livestock Export Industry Shipboard Performance Report 2008
Project Code:  W.LIV.0260

Year Published: 2009

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2008 to allow industry, government and others to monitor mortality trends in the live sheep and cattle trades.

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Detailed Temperature and Humidity Climatology for Middle East Ports
Project Code:  W.LIV.0267

Year Published: 2009

The purpose of this review was to ensure the best possible historical wet bulb temperature data are used to assess the port specific heat stress risk of livestock as incorporated into the latest version of 'HotStuff’ (v3.0). The report recommends that the inclusion of historical land-based records of wet bulb temperatures could improve the HotStuff model.

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Review of the Livestock Export Market Outlook Reports
Project Code:  W.LIV.0360

Year Published: 2009

An assessment of the success and value of Market Outlook reports prepared by ProFarmer and funded by the Livestock Export Program (LEP) was undertaken. The report assesses the outcome of the previous report entitled 'Developing a livestock export market outlook service'. The report details the findings of a survey and key recommendations to further improve the report format and content.

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Post Discharge Induction Procedures for Sheep in the Middle East
Project Code:  B.LIV.0127

Year Published: 2008

This report presents a review of the literature associated with feedlot induction in the Middle East region with specific reference to inanition in sheep and cattle in hot climates.

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Inanition in Sheep - A Literature Review
Project Code:  LIVE.0243

Year Published: 2008

A review of the relevant literature related to the in appetence of sheep was conducted and factors that can influence feed intake were noted and methods to alleviate in appetence were reviewed and potential projects to investigate the issue were recommended.

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