R&D Report

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Salmonellosis Control and Best-Practice in Live Sheep Export Feedlots
Project Code:  LIVE.0112

Year Published: 2003

This study provides an overview of sheep feedlotting and the problem of salmonellosis within the Australian live export industry. The report outlines why the problem is occurring and long-term strategies to reduce the incidence of salmonellosis that include; the strategic use of sheds in paddock-based systems, increasing resistance to the Salmonella spp. organism and reducing the salmonella challenge within feedlots.

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Investigations into Reducing Odour Emissions from Partly Loaded Sheep Vessels Whilst in Port
Project Code:  LIVE.0213A

Year Published: 2003

As a result of complaints about odour emissions from livestock vessels in port, this study was commissioned to identify practical and cost-effective methods of reducing odour from partly loaded sheep vessel when in port. The report comprises a literature review and the benchmarking of baseline emission rates and outlines recommendations to reduce odour emissions of vessels when in port.

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Investigating Odour from Partly Loaded Sheep Vessels
Project Code:  LIVE.0213B

Year Published: 2003

This study was undertaken as part of the project entitled 'Investigations into Reducing Odour Emissions from Partly Loaded Sheep Vessels Whilst in Port’. The report outlines the findings of an indoor feeding trial designed to evaluate the effectiveness of four dietary treatments and five bedding additives in reducing ammonia and odour from sheep faeces and urine. The report recommended gypsum, zeolite and yucca be further tested on-board vessels.

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National Livestock Export Industry Shipboard Performance Report 2002
Project Code:  LIVE.0214

Year Published: 2003

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2002 to allow industry, government and others to monitor mortality trends in the live sheep and cattle trades.

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Live Export Trade from Australia Summary Information for 2001
Project Code:  LIVE.0206

Year Published: 2002

This report summarised sheep and cattle mortalities during sea transport form Australia during 2001. The report is the first of subsequent annual mortality reports of the livestock export industry that evaluates mortalities based upon species, port of loading, destination, season and vessel and allows trends to be monitored over time.

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Practical Ventilation Measures for Livestock Vessels
Project Code:  LIVE.0211

Year Published: 2002

This study was undertaken as a result of the report “Investigation of ventilation efficacy on livestock vessels” that identified the need for practical measures to be identified to improve ventilation and/or reduce the cost of ventilation on livestock vessels.

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Investigation of the Ventilation Efficacy on Livestock Vessels
Project Code:  SBMR.002

Year Published: 2001

The purpose of ventilation in livestock vessels is to maintain environments appropriate to the physiological needs of the livestock. This report is the culmination of a study initiated by the livestock export industry to improve the scientific and engineering knowledge base on matters of livestock vessel ventilation.

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Influence of Pre-delivery Management on Livestock Performance: Desk Top Study
Project Code:  LIVE.104A

Year Published: 2001

This project examined the effect of livestock management during the pre-embarkation on animal performance throughout the remainder of the export process with a specific focus on management at the farm of origin to discharge at registered premises for both sheep and cattle.

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Use of Electrolytes to Alleviate Stress: Desk Top Study
Project Code:  LIVE.0104B

Year Published: 2001

The study reviewed the scientific literature and live export industry practices in relation to electrolyte supplementation of sheep and cattle during sea transportation as a result of the previous studies 'Investigation of ventilation efficacy on livestock vessels".

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Automatic Counting of Sheep
Project Code:  LIVE.0106

Year Published: 2001

The study evaluated technologies for automatically counting live sheep as they are loaded on and off ships. The technologies investigated included machine vision, radio frequency tags, and races capable of counting singular sheep mechanically

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