R&D Report

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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 Mortality in Sheep and Lambs Exported through Adelaide and Portland - Literature Review
Project Code:  LIVE.123

Year Published: 2006

This Review of the literature examines mortality rates and causes of mortality that occur during the live sheep export process. Mortality rates for sheep exported live by sea have been shown to vary with time of year, port of loading and line and class of sheep. A progressive reduction has been observed in mortality since the industry began in the 1970s.

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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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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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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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