Development and Assessment of Livestock Welfare Indicators

Project Code:  W.LIV.3032

Year Published: 2017

There is significant public interest in the Australian live export industry, and a need to develop a program that can measure and monitor animal welfare throughout the supply chain.

This milestone report includes:

  • Survey - Results from a stakeholder survey conducted between March and June 2015 to determine stakeholder preference for a number of welfare indicators. 
  • Benchmarking system (draft) - A list of recommendations of welfare indicators suitable for the livestock export industry as a benchmarking program.

Keywords: Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Dairy, On-board/transport, In-market, Domestic, Registered premises, Transport, Discharge, On-farm, Farm, Inspections, Regulation, ASEL, Mortalilty, Performance

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