R&D Report

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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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Pilot Monitoring of Shipboard Environmental Conditions and Animal Performance
Project Code:  LIVE.0223

Year Published: 2005

This project involved the use of temperature, relative humidity, ammonia level, wind speed and direction sensors on livestock vessels transporting sheep and cattle to the Middle East to more accurately record and store details of environmental conditions.

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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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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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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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Business Plan for the Registration of the Aromatic Attenuated Salmonella Vaccine in the Live Sheep Trade
Project Code:  LIVE.007B

Year Published: 2004

This document is a business plan for the registration of the aromatic attenuated salmonella vaccine for the live sheep trade. It was prepared to inform stakeholders of the costs and benefits of vaccine registration and assist with commercial negotiations between the vaccines manufacturer and the industry.

Salmonellosis is a significant cause of sheep mortality during both the feedlotting and shipping stages of live sheep export.

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Investigating Bluetongue Virus Persistence in Sheep
Project Code:  LIVE.118

Year Published: 2004

This project was conducted to verify results published by United Kingdom researchers suggesting that bluetongue virus (BTV) could persist in the skin of infected sheep and subsequent midge feeding could then induce virus replication. This finding was proposed as a mechanism for the "over wintering" survival of BTV. These results raised concerns about the movement of sheep and cattle with antibodies to BTV and the possible reintroduction of international restrictions on movement of such animals. These experiments clearly showed that BTV does not persist in the skin of previously infected animals.

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Development of a Heat Stress Risk Management Model
Project Code:  LIVE.0116

Year Published: 2004

The report outlines the data analysis, mathematical modelling and software development of ‘HS’ known as 'Hot Stuff' the program that is used to estimate the risk of mortality due to heat stress in livestock decks on voyages from Australia to the Middle East.

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Review of Australian Livestock Export Standards
Project Code:  LIVE.0117

Year Published: 2004

The aim of the study was to review the existing Livestock Export Accreditation Program (LEAP) rules and standards and their administration to enable consistent compliance with agreed animal health and welfare outcomes.

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The Australian Livestock Export Industry

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