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.

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. The report outlines options available for the modification of behaviour patterns to minimise aggression of entire male livestock and highlights areas for further research.

Keywords: Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Dairy, On-board/transport, In-market, Domestic, Registered premises, Transport, Feedlot, Farm

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